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  Definition of Split
  1. division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
  2. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
  3. extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)
  4. 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"
  5. (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"
  6. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
  7. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
  8. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
  9. a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
  10. a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"
  11. a bottle containing half the usual amount
  12. break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
  13. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
  14. go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
  15. 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"
  16. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  17. 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"
  18. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
  19. having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
  20. 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"
  21. being divided or separated; "split between love and hate"
Similar Words: schism, split, rent, rip, stock split, split up, snag, tear, burst, break open, cleave, rive, separate, part, break, break up, divide, dissever, carve up, cut, disconnected, disunited, fragmented


Hyponyms: banana split, pop, blow, stave, stave in, maul, laminate, disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out, break up, diffract, give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate, disunify, break apart, disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint, break with, split up, secede, splinter, break away, break, subdivide, format, initialize, initialise, sectionalize, sectionalise, triangulate, unitize, unitise, lot, parcel, sliver, paragraph, canton, Balkanize, Balkanise


Grouped Verbs: cleave


Part Meronyms: Croatia, Republic of Croatia, Hrvatska


Derivational Morphology: separate, part, split, split up, break, break up, cleave, rive, rend, rip, pull, tear, rupture, snap, bust, burst, break open, divide, dissever, carve up, explosion, rent, snag, rail-splitter, splitter, cleft, cleavage, cleaver, meat cleaver, chopper, schism, farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting, separation, dissolution, breakup, breach, severance, rift, falling out, separatist, separationist, legal separation, detachment, division, divider, partition


Language Translations:
Catalan: partir and repartir   Dutch: splitsen and verdelen  
Finnish: halkaista and jakaa   French: diviser and fendre  
German: verteilen   Italian: dividere and spartire  
Polish: dzielić   Portuguese: dividir  
Russian: делить and расщеплять   Spanish: partir and repartir  
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