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    split - Dictionary definition and meaning for word split

    Definition
    (noun) extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back) Definition
    (noun) a bottle containing half the usual amount Definition
    (noun) a promised or claimed share of loot or money
    Example Sentence
    • he demanded his split before they disbanded
    Definition
    (noun) a lengthwise crack in wood
    Example Sentence
    • he inserted the wedge into a split in the log
    Definition
    (noun) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    Synonyms : rent , rip , snag , tear
    Example Sentence
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings
    Definition
    (noun) an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea Definition
    (noun) a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts Definition
    (noun) (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
    Example Sentence
    • he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame
    Definition
    (noun) an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    Synonyms : split up , stock split
    Example Sentence
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
    Definition
    (noun) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
    Synonyms : rent , rip
    Example Sentence
    • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip
    Definition
    (noun) division of a group into opposing factions
    Synonyms : schism
    Example Sentence
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
    Definition
    (verb) separate into parts or portions
    Example Sentence
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I
    Definition
    (verb) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    Synonyms : cleave , rive
    Example Sentence
    • cleave the bone
    Definition
    (verb) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    Synonyms : break , break up , part , separate , split up
    Example Sentence
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up
    Definition
    (verb) go one's own way; move apart
    Synonyms : part , separate
    Example Sentence
    • The friends separated after the party
    Definition
    (verb) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    Synonyms : break open , burst
    Example Sentence
    • The bubble burst
    Definition
    (adj) having been divided; having the unity destroyed
    Example Sentence
    • Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces
    • a league of disunited nations
    • a fragmented coalition
    • a split group
    Definition
    (adj) (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
    Example Sentence
    • we bought split logs for the fireplace
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