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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"


  1. Split(v. i.)

    (Blackjack) To divide one hand of blackjack into two hands; -- a strategy allowed to a player when the first two cards dealt to the player have the same value.

  2. Split(n.)

    (Finance) 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.

  3. Split(n.)

    (Blackjack) 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 who chooses to split is obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus created. See split, v.i.


  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.

    He's 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

  21. Origin: [Probably of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten, OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG. splzen. Cf. Splice, Splint, Splinter.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Split

    split, v.t. to cleave lengthwise: to tear asunder violently: to divide: to throw into discord.—v.i. to divide or part asunder: to be dashed to pieces: to divulge secrets: to vote for candidates of opposite parties: to burst with laughter:—pr.p. split′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. split.—n. a crack or rent lengthwise: a schism: a half-bottle of aerated water, a half-glass of spirits: (pl.) the acrobatic feat of going down to the floor with the legs spread out laterally.—adj. Split′-new (Scot.), brand-new.—n.pl. Split′-pease, husked pease split for making pea-soup, &c.—n. Split′ter, one who, or that which, splits: one who splits hairs in argument, &c.: (U.S.) a wheaten cake split and buttered when hot.—adj. Split′ting, very severe: very rapid.—Split on a rock, to meet some unforeseen and disastrous difficulty, to go to ruin; Split one's sides, to laugh immoderately; Split the difference, to divide equally the sum or matter in dispute, to take the mean. [Scand., Dan. splitte, to split; Dut. splijten; Ger. spleissen.]

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 for split »

  1. spilt

  2. slipt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of split in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of split in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of split in a Sentence

  1. Brady Boyd:

    These are split-second decisions.

  2. Alexander Beja:

    That's when my life split in half.

  3. Barbara Getz:

    Recently we had a group split from us.

  4. Thomas Deser:

    The split will bring more transparency.

  5. State John Kerry:

    There is no division, there is no split.

Images & Illustrations of split

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Translations for split

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  • قسمArabic
  • escindir, repartir, separar, banyes, partir, dividirCatalan, Valencian
  • rozdělitCzech
  • holltiWelsh
  • Riss, Spagat, spalten, verteilen, abhauen, trennen, Spalt, Spaltung, aufteilenGerman
  • χωρίζω, σχίζω, σπαγγάτο, σπάω, ρήγμαGreek
  • fisura, escisión, dividir, partir, separar, espagat, escindir, repartirSpanish
  • jako, halkeama, repeämä, spagaatti, reikä, haljeta, lohkaista, puolipullo, puolikas, väliaika, splitti, haljas, halkaista, split, jakaaFinnish
  • grand écart, diviser, scinder, séparer, fendre, répartirFrench
  • scáin, scáineadh, scoilt, deighilIrish
  • dividir, separar, escindir, partir, repartirGalician
  • התחלק, חילק, נפרד, פיצל, עזבHebrew
  • hasít, szakítHungarian
  • klofnaIcelandic
  • spaccare, fendere, separare, spartire, dividere, scindereItalian
  • 小瓶, ハーフボトル, 開脚, 切断する, 分ける, 分断する, 股割り, スプリット, 割る, 切り離す, 別れる, 分離するJapanese
  • dispartior, divido, findo, dispartio, scindo, partior, separoLatin
  • šķeltLatvian
  • matakahiMāori
  • ခွဲBurmese
  • spagaat, split, verdelen, splitsen, grand écart, opsplitsenDutch
  • rozejść się, rozszczepiać, dzielić, rozdzielaćPolish
  • racha, partir, dividir, repartir, terminar, rachar fora, separar-se, cindir, deixarPortuguese
  • ch'iqtay, larayQuechua
  • sfender, divider, reparter, fender, separàRomansh
  • scinda, diviza, separa, spagatul, despica, spinteca, repartizaRomanian
  • расщепить, поделить, разделяться, расходиться, разойтись, щель, расщелина, разрыв, щепка, шпагат, делить, разделить, разделиться, раскол, расщеплять, ТрещинаRussian
  • flytta isär, spagat, hål, dela, skiljas, spricka, fragment, söndra, splittra, lämnaSwedish
  • yarık, bölünme, split, çatlakTurkish
  • розколUkrainian
  • findaxhe, finte, findeWalloon

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