split (n.)

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

  2. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

    [ Syn: rent , rip ]

  3. division of a group into opposing factions; another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy

    [ Syn: schism ]

  4. a bottle containing half the usual amount

  5. a promised or claimed share of loot or money; he demanded his split before they disbanded'

  6. a lengthwise crack in wood; he inserted the wedge into a split in the log'

  7. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

    [ Syn: rip , rent , snag , tear ]

  8. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

    [ Syn: split ]

  9. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts

  10. (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'

  11. 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

    [ Syn: stock split , split up ]

    split (adj.)

  1. having been divided; having the unity destroyed; Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces-Samuel Lubell; a league of disunited nations- E.B.White; a fragmented coalition; a split group

    [ Syn: disconnected , disunited , fragmented ]

  2. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; we bought split logs for the fireplace'

    split (v.)

  1. separate into parts or portions; divide the cake into three equal parts; The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

    [ Syn: divide , split up , separate , dissever , carve up ]

  2. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; cleave the bone

    [ Syn: cleave , rive ]

  3. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up

    [ Syn: separate , part , split up , break , break up ]

  4. go ones own way; move apart; The friends separated after the party

    [ Syn: separate , part ]

  5. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; The bubble burst

    [ Syn: burst , break open ]

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