split
1. [ noun ] (sport) extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)
Related terms: acrobatic_stunt
2. [ verb ] separate into parts or portions
Synonyms: divide separate dissever carve_up split_up
Examples:

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

Related terms: unite change_integrity balkanize parcel sliver triangulate canton break paragraph unitize format sectionalise subdivide lot partition divider
3. [ verb ] separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
Synonyms: cleave rive
Examples:

"cleave the bone"

Related terms: tear laminate maul cleave cleft splitter rent cleavage
4. [ verb ] discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
Synonyms: break_up part separate break split_up
Examples:

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Related terms: secede disassociate dissassociate break_with divorce break give_the_axe disunify break separation dissolution rupture legal_separation
5. [ verb ] break open or apart suddenly
Synonyms: burst break_open
Examples:

"The bubble burst"

Related terms: break stave pop blow
6. [ verb ] go one's own away; move apart
Synonyms: part separate
Examples:

"The friends separated after the party"

Related terms: move disperse break_up diffract schism
7. [ adjective ] broken or burst apart longitudinally
Examples:

"after the thunderstorm we found a tree with a split trunk" "they tore big juicy chunks from the heart of the split watermelon"

Related terms: broken
8. [ adjective ] being divided or separated
Examples:

"split between love and hate"

Related terms: divided
9. [ adjective ] having been divided; having the unity destroyed
Synonyms: disunited fragmented disconnected
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: divided
10. [ noun ] a lengthwise crack in wood
Examples:

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

Related terms: crack burst
11. [ noun ] a promised or claimed share of loot or money
Examples:

"he demanded his split before they disbanded"

Related terms: share divide
12. [ noun ] an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
Synonyms: split_up stock_split
Examples:

"they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"

Related terms: increase
13. [ noun ] a bottle containing half the usual amount
Related terms: bottle
14. [ noun ] (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
Examples:

"he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame"

Related terms: formation tenpins
15. [ noun ] the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
Synonyms: rip rent
Examples:

"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

Related terms: tear cleave
16. [ adjective ] (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
Examples:

"we bought split logs for the fireplace"

Related terms: cut
17. [ adjective ] having a long rip or tear
Synonyms: cut
Examples:

"a split lip"

Related terms: injured
18. [ noun ] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Synonyms: rent tear snag rip
Examples:

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

Related terms: opening rend tear
19. [ noun ] (food) a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
Related terms: frozen_dessert banana_split
20. [ noun ] (government,geography) an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
Related terms: city Croatia
21. [ noun ] division of a group into opposing factions
Synonyms: schism
Examples:

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

Related terms: division separate
Similar spelling:   spelt
  splitter
  splitsaw
  split_up
  spoilt
  Spalding
  splat
  spoiled
  splotch