Split definition

splĭt
To divide and share.

Split a dessert.

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To divide, as for convenience or proper ordering.

Split the project up into stages.

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The act of splitting or the result of it.
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To separate (leather, for example) into layers.
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To divide (a company's stock) by issuing multiples of the existing shares with a corresponding reduction in the price of each share, so that the total value of the stock is unchanged.
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To cause to undergo nuclear fission or division into elements.

Splitting atomic nuclei with neutrons; splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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Split is defined as to break, separate, tear, divide or cut into two or more parts.

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.

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To mark (a vote or ballot) in favor of candidates from different parties.
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(sports) To win half the games of (a series or double-header).
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(slang) To depart from; leave.

A mobster who suddenly split town.

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To divide (something) from end to end, into layers, or along the grain.

Split the log down the middle.

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To affect with force in a way that suggests tearing apart.

A lightning bolt split the night sky.

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(sports) To advance between (a pair of defenders) when trying to score.
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To be or admit of being divided.

Let's split up into teams. This poem doesn't split up into stanzas very well.

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(informal) To become divided or part company as a result of discord or disagreement.

She split with the regular party organization. They split up after a year of marriage.

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(slang) To depart; leave.

All the older kids have split to go dancing.

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To become separated into parts, especially to undergo lengthwise division.

The pants split along the seam.

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To undergo nuclear fission or break into atomic components.

A neutron is given off when the nucleus splits.

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A breach or rupture in a group.

A split that threatened the unity of the political party.

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The division of a company's stock by issuing multiples of the existing shares with a corresponding reduction in the price of each share.
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A thing that is formed by splitting, such as a strip of flexible wood used for making baskets.
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A dessert of sliced fruit, ice cream, and toppings.
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A bottle or glass of an alcoholic or carbonated beverage half the usual size.
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A single thickness of a split hide.
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The recorded time for an interval or segment of a race.
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An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
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An acrobatic feat in which the legs are stretched out straight in opposite directions at right angles to the trunk.
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Having been divided or separated.
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Fissured longitudinally; cleft.
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A city of southwest Croatia on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Founded as a Roman colony, it later grew around a palace built by Diocletian in the early fourth century ad.
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To separate, cut, or divide into two or more parts; cause to separate along the grain or length; break into layers.
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To break or tear apart by force; burst; rend.
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To divide into parts or shares; portion out.

To split the cost.

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To cast (one's vote) or mark (one's ballot) for candidates of more than one party.
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To cause (a group, political party, etc.) to separate into divisions or factions; disunite.
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(finance) To divide (stock) by substituting some multiple of the original shares that will usually have the same aggregate par value as the old, but a proportionately lower value per share.
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To break (a molecule) into atoms or into smaller molecules.
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To produce nuclear fission in (an atom)
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To separate lengthwise into two or more parts; separate along the grain or length.
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To break or tear apart; burst; rend.
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To separate or break up through failure to agree, etc.
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(informal) To divide something with another or others, each taking a share.

Winners split.

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(slang) To leave a place; depart.
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(brit., slang) To inform (on an accomplice)
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The act or process of splitting.
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The result of splitting.
  • A break; fissure; crack; tear.
  • A breach or division in a group, between persons, etc.
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A splinter; sliver.
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A single thickness of hide split horizontally.
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A flexible strip of wood, as osier, used in basket making.
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A confection made of a split banana or other fruit with ice cream, nuts, sauces, whipped cream, etc.
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The feat, esp. in gymnastics, of spreading the legs apart until they lie flat on the floor, etc. in a straight line, the body remaining upright.
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(informal) A share, as of loot or booty.
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(bowling) An arrangement of pins, after the first bowl of a frame, in which the pins are so widely separated as to make a spare extremely difficult.
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A small bottle of carbonated water, wine, etc., usually about six ounces.
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A drink or portion half the usual size.
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Divided or separated along the length or grain.
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Divided, separated, or disunited.
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(place) Seaport in Croatia, on the Adriatic.
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A seven inch vinyl phonograph record with a different band on either side.
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To cause to be split unintentionally.

Split my pants laughing.

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To separate (people or groups, for example); disunite.
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split hairs
  • To see or make trivial distinctions; quibble.
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split one's sides
  • To laugh heartily.
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split the difference
  • To take half of a disputed amount as a compromise.
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split off
  • to break off or separate as by splitting
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
split
Plural:
split-7s, splits

Origin of split

  • Dutch splitten from Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition