An example of to split is separating the white part of an egg from the yolk.
An example of to split is splitting a log into many parts with an axe.
Split a dessert.
Split the project up into stages.
A mobster who suddenly split town.
Let's split up into teams. This poem doesn't split up into stanzas very well.
She split with the regular party organization. They split up after a year of marriage.
All the older kids have split to go dancing.
A split that threatened the unity of the political party.
To split the cost.
- A break; fissure; crack; tear.
- A breach or division in a group, between persons, etc.
- To see or make trivial distinctions; quibble.
- To laugh heartily.
- To take half of a disputed amount as a compromise.
- To break off or separate as by splitting.
Origin of split
- Dutch splitten from Middle Dutch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition