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split - Dictionary definition and meaning for word split

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(noun) extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
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(noun) a bottle containing half the usual amount
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(noun) a promised or claimed share of loot or money
Example Sentence
  • he demanded his split before they disbanded

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(noun) a lengthwise crack in wood
Example Sentence
  • he inserted the wedge into a split in the log

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(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

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(noun) an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
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(noun) a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
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(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

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(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

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(noun) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
Synonyms : rent , rip
Example Sentence
  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

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(noun) division of a group into opposing factions
Synonyms : schism
Example Sentence
  • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy

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(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

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(verb) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
Synonyms : cleave , rive
Example Sentence
  • cleave the bone

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(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

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(verb) go one's own way; move apart
Synonyms : part , separate
Example Sentence
  • The friends separated after the party

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(verb) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
Synonyms : break open , burst
Example Sentence
  • The bubble burst

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(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

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(adj) (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
Example Sentence
  • we bought split logs for the fireplace

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