|1.||[ noun ] (sport) extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)|
|2.||[ verb ] separate into parts or portions|
|Synonyms:||divide separate dissever carve_up split_up|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"The bubble burst"
|Related terms:||break stave pop blow|
|6.||[ verb ] go one's own away; move apart|
"The friends separated after the party"
|Related terms:||move disperse break_up diffract schism|
|7.||[ adjective ] broken or burst apart longitudinally|
"after the thunderstorm we found a tree with a split trunk" "they tore big juicy chunks from the heart of the split watermelon"
|8.||[ adjective ] being divided or separated|
"split between love and hate"
|9.||[ adjective ] having been divided; having the unity destroyed|
|Synonyms:||disunited fragmented disconnected|
"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"
|10.||[ noun ] a lengthwise crack in wood|
"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|
"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|
"they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
|13.||[ noun ] a bottle containing half the usual amount|
|14.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||formation tenpins|
|15.||[ noun ] the act of rending or ripping or splitting something|
"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
|Related terms:||tear cleave|
|16.||[ adjective ] (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain|
"we bought split logs for the fireplace"
|17.||[ adjective ] having a long rip or tear|
"a split lip"
|18.||[ noun ] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart|
|Synonyms:||rent tear snag rip|
"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|
"another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
|Related terms:||division separate|