Definition of Split

1. Noun. Extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back).

Generic synonyms: Acrobatic Feat, Acrobatic Stunt

2. Verb. Separate into parts or portions. "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

3. Adjective. Having been divided; having the unity destroyed. "A split group"
Exact synonyms: Disconnected, Disunited, Fragmented
Similar to: Divided
Derivative terms: Disconnectedness

4. Noun. A bottle containing half the usual amount.
Generic synonyms: Bottle, Bottleful

5. Verb. Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument. "The girls split the wooden sticks"; "Cleave the bone"
Exact synonyms: Cleave, Rive
Specialized synonyms: Maul, Laminate
Generic synonyms: Tear
Related verbs: Cleave
Derivative terms: Cleavage, Cleaver, Cleft, Splitter, Splitter

6. Adjective. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain. "We bought split logs for the fireplace"
Similar to: Cut

7. Noun. A promised or claimed share of loot or money. "He demanded his split before they disbanded"
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share

8. Verb. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways. "My friend and I split up"

9. Noun. A lengthwise crack in wood. "He inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure

10. Verb. Go one's own way; move apart. "The friends separated after the party"
Exact synonyms: Part, Separate
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter, Spread Out, Break Up, Diffract
Derivative terms: Parting, Separation

11. Noun. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart. "She had snags in her stockings"
Exact synonyms: Rent, Rip, Snag, Tear
Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening
Derivative terms: Rip, Tear, Tear

12. Verb. Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure. "The wooden sticks split "; "The bubble burst"
Exact synonyms: Break Open, Burst
Specialized synonyms: Pop, Blow, Stave, Stave In
Generic synonyms: Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Separate, Split Up
Derivative terms: Burst

13. Noun. An old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Croatia, Hrvatska, Republic Of Croatia

14. Noun. A dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts.
Generic synonyms: Frozen Dessert
Specialized synonyms: Banana Split

15. Noun. (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl. "He was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame"
Category relationships: Tenpin Bowling, Tenpins
Generic synonyms: Formation

16. Noun. An increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity. "They announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
Exact synonyms: Split Up, Stock Split
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up

17. Noun. The act of rending or ripping or splitting something. "He gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
Exact synonyms: Rent, Rip
Generic synonyms: Tear
Derivative terms: Rip

18. Noun. Division of a group into opposing factions. "Another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
Exact synonyms: Schism
Generic synonyms: Division
Derivative terms: Schismatic, Schismatical

Definition of Split

1. v. t. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.

2. v. i. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.

3. n. A crack, or longitudinal fissure.

4. a. Divided; cleft.

5. n. Any of the three or four strips into which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of work; -- usually in pl.

6. a. Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time or price and part at another time or price; -- said of an order, sale, etc.

Definition of Split

1. Proper noun. A port city in Croatia. ¹

2. Adjective. See split (qualifier verb). ¹

3. Adjective. (algebra of a short exact sequence) Having the middle group equal to the direct product of the others. ¹

4. Adjective. Comprising half decaffeinated and half caffeinated espresso. ¹

5. Noun. (gymnastics usually in the phrase “to do the splits”) The acrobatic feat of spreading the legs flat on the floor 180 degrees apart, either sideways to the body or with one leg in front and one behind. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball slang) A split-finger fastball. ¹

7. Noun. (context: bowling) A result of a first throw that leaves two or more pins standing with one or more pins between them knocked down. ¹

8. Noun. A dessert or confection resembling a banana split. ¹

9. Noun. A unit of measure used for champagne or other spirits: 18.75 centiliter or 1/4 quarter of a standard .75 liter bottle. Commercially comparable to 1/20th (American English) gallon, which is 1/2 of a fifth. ¹

10. Noun. A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters, 1/2 the volume of a standard .75 liter bottle; a demi. ¹

11. Noun. (context: athletics) The elapsed time at specific intermediate point(s) in a race. ¹

12. Noun. (construction) A tear resulting from tensile stresses. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive ergative) Of something solid, to divide fully or partly along a more or less straight line. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To share; to divide. ¹

15. Verb. (slang) To leave. ¹

16. Verb. to separate or break up. ¹

17. Verb. (past of split) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Split

1. to separate lengthwise [v SPLIT, SPLITTING, SPLITS]

Medical Definition of Split

1. 1. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, especially. By force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin. "Cold winter split the rocks in twain." (Dryden) 2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder. "A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water." (Boyle) 3. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite. 4. To divide or separate into components; often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety. Origin: Probably of Scand. Or Low german origin; cf. Dan. Splitte, LG. Splitten, OD. Splitten, spletten, D. Splijten, G. Spleissen, MHG. Splizen. Cf. Splice, Splint, Splinter. 1. Divided; cleft. 2. Divided deeply; cleft. Split pease, hulled pease split for making soup, etc. Split pin, a pin with one end split so that it may be spread open to secure it in its place. Split pulley, a parting pulley. See Pulley. Split ring, a ring with overlapped or interlocked ends which may be sprung apart so that objects, as keys, may be strung upon the ring or removed from it. Split ticket, a ballot containing the names of only a portion of the candidates regularly nominated by one party, other names being substituted for those omitted. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Split

splintered fracture
split (current term)
split-brain technique
split-finger fastball
split-half correlation
split-pea soup
split-ring resonator
split-ring resonators
split-skin graft

Literary usage of Split

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"In this respect, then, the split-unit program merely raises a fundamental issue which cannot be settled at this time. Of more immediate concern is the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"A running book account, all the items of which have matured at the time of the suit, cannot be split into separate parts, without the consent of the ..."

3. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"In the split-pole converter the variation of direct-current voltage is secured ... split-pole converter. The space required for the three-part pole is large ..."

4. Text, Type and Style: A Compendium of Atlantic Usage by George Burnham Ives, Atlantic monthly press, inc., Boston (1921)
"The curious superstition that the splitting or not splitting makes the difference between a good and a bad writer." 1 " I do not object to split infinitives ..."

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