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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

splitsplɪt(v.; n.; adj.)split, split•ting

  1. (v.t.)to divide or separate from end to end or into layers:

    to split a log in two.

  2. to separate by cutting, chopping, etc.:

    to split a piece from a block.

  3. to divide into distinct parts or portions (often fol. by up).

  4. to divide into different factions or groups, as by discord.

    Category: Government

  5. to cast (a ballot or vote) for candidates of more than one political party.

    Category: Government

  6. to divide between two or more persons, groups, etc.; share.

  7. to separate into parts by interposing something:

    to split an infinitive.

  8. to divide (molecules or atoms) by cleavage into smaller parts.

    Category: Physics

  9. to issue additional shares of (a stock) to stockholders without charge so that individual holdings are increased though the value per share is less.

    Category: Business

  10. (v.i.)to divide, break, or separate.

  11. to part or separate, as through disagreement.

  12. to divide or share something with another or others; apportion.

  13. Slang. to leave; depart.

    Category: Status (usage)

  14. (n.)the act of splitting.

  15. a crack, tear, or fissure caused by splitting.

  16. a piece or part separated by or as if by splitting.

  17. a breach or rupture, as between persons, in a group, etc.

  18. a faction, party, etc., formed by a rupture or schism.

  19. an ice-cream dish made esp. with a split banana, flavored syrup, and chopped nuts.

    Category: Cooking

  20. Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

    Ref: Also called, esp. Brit., nip. 1 2 2

  21. Often, splits. the feat of separating the legs while sinking to the floor, until they extend at right angles to the body.

    Category: Sport

  22. an arrangement of bowling pins remaining after the first bowl in two separated groups, so that a spare is difficult.

    Category: Sport

  23. the act of splitting a stock.

    Category: Business

  24. (adj.)having been split; parted lengthwise; cleft.

  25. disunited; divided:

    a split opinion.

  26. (of a stock) having undergone a split.

    Category: Business

Idioms for split:

  1. split the difference,to compromise, esp. to divide what remains equally.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of split:

1570–80; < D splitten; obscurely akin to OFris splīta, MD, MLG splīten, MHG splīzen to split



  1. a seaport in S Croatia, on the Adriatic. 180,571.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. split(noun)

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

  2. split(noun)

    a bottle containing half the usual amount

  3. split(noun)

    a promised or claimed share of loot or money

    "he demanded his split before they disbanded"

  4. split(noun)

    a lengthwise crack in wood

    "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

  5. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  6. Split(noun)

    an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

  7. split(noun)

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

  8. split(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"

  9. split, stock split, split up(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"

  10. rent, rip, split(noun)

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

  11. schism, split(adj)

    division of a group into opposing factions

    "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"

  12. disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split(adj)

    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"

  13. split(verb)

    (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain

    "we bought split logs for the fireplace"

  14. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up(verb)

    separate into parts or portions

    "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

  15. cleave, split, rive(verb)

    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

    "cleave the bone"

  16. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up(verb)

    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"

  17. separate, part, split(verb)

    go one's own way; move apart

    "The friends separated after the party"

  18. burst, split, break open(verb)

    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

    "The bubble burst"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. split(verb)ɪt

    to divide into two or more groups

    an argument that split our group of friends; The teacher split the class into three groups.

  2. splitɪt

    to divide sth to share

    They split the money three ways.

  3. splitɪt

    to break along a long thin line

    She split the log with the ax.; My shirt split at the seam.; The tree had been split in half by lightning.

  4. splitɪt

    to focus on tiny details rather than on what is important

    It's splitting hairs to talk about who is the more powerful player.

  5. split(noun)ɪt

    a division within a group or organization

    the split in the Republican party

  6. splitɪt

    a break that forms a long thin line

    a split in his pants


  1. split(Noun)

    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.

  2. split(Noun)

    A split-finger fastball.

    Heu2019s got a nasty split.

  3. split(Noun)

    A result of a first throw that leaves two or more pins standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.

  4. split(Noun)

    A dessert or confection resembling a banana split.

  5. split(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 gallon, which is 1/2 of a fifth.

  6. split(Noun)

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

  7. split(Noun)

    The elapsed time at specific intermediate point(s) in a race.

    In the 3000m race, his 800m split was 1:45.32

  8. split(Noun)

    A tear resulting from tensile stresses.

  9. split(Verb)

    Of something solid, to divide fully or partly along a more or less straight line.

    He has split his lip.

  10. split(Verb)

    To share; to divide.

    We split the money among three people

  11. split(Verb)

    To leave.

    Let's split this scene and see if we can find a real party.

  12. split(Verb)

    to separate or break up.

    Did you hear Dick and Jane split? They'll probably get a divorce.

  13. split(Adjective)

    See split .

    Republicans appear split on the centerpiece of Mr. Obama's economic recovery plan.

  14. split(Adjective)

    Having the middle group equal to the direct product of the others.

  15. split(Adjective)

    Comprising half decaffeinated and half caffeinated espresso.

  16. Split(ProperNoun)

    A port city in Croatia.

  17. Origin: c. 1567, from splitten, from splītanan (compare Frisian/ splitte, spleißen), from (s)plei- 'to split, splice' (compare speld 'splinter', spaltan 'to split', sliss 'splinter', Latin spolium 'stripped hide', spaliai 'flax shives', Old Church Slavonic rasplatiti 'to cleave, split', Ancient Greek aspalon 'skin, hide', spólas 'flayed skin', Sanskrit sphaṭati 'it bursts').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Split

    of Split

  2. Split(verb)

    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

  3. Split(verb)

    to burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder

  4. Split(verb)

    to divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite

  5. Split(verb)

    to divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid

  6. Split(verb)

    to part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them

  7. Split(verb)

    to be broken; to be dashed to pieces

  8. Split(verb)

    to separate into parties or factions

  9. Split(verb)

    to burst with laughter

  10. Split(verb)

    to divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach

  11. Split(verb)

    to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value

  12. Split(noun)

    a crack, or longitudinal fissure

  13. Split(noun)

    a breach or separation, as in a political party; a division

  14. Split(noun)

    a piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment

  15. Split(noun)

    specif (Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses

  16. Split(noun)

    a division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn

  17. Split(noun)

    the substitution of more than one share of a corporation's stock for one share. The market price of the stock usually drops in proportion to the increase in outstanding shares of stock. The split may be in any ratio, as a two-for-one split; a three-for-two split

  18. Split(noun)

    the division by a player of one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value; the player is usually obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus created

  19. Split(adj)

    divided; cleft

  20. Split(adj)

    divided deeply; cleft


  1. Split

    Split is a city in Dalmatia, on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centred on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. It is the second-largest city of Croatia, and the largest of the Dalmatian cities. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split's greater area includes the neighboring seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. Split is one of the oldest cities in the area. While it is traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old counting from the construction of Diocletian's Palace in 305 CE, archaeological research relating to the original founding of the city as the Greek colony of Aspálathos in the 4th century BCE establishes the urban history of the area as being several centuries older. The city turned into a prominent settlement around 650 AD, when it became successor to the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona: as after the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was settled by the Roman refugees.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SPLIT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3992

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SPLIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2201

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SPLIT' in Verbs Frequency: #548

Anagrams of SPLIT

  1. spilt

  2. slipt

Translations for SPLIT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cut or (cause to) break lengthwise

to split firewood; The skirt split all the way down the back seam.

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