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English Dictionary: split by the DICT Development Group
8 results for split
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split
  2. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
  1. extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  2. a bottle containing half the usual amount
  3. a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"
  4. a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
  5. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
    Synonym(s): rip, rent, snag, split, tear
  6. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
  7. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
  8. (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"
  9. 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"
    Synonym(s): split, stock split, split up
  10. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
    Synonym(s): rent, rip, split
  11. division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
    Synonym(s): schism, split
  1. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
    Synonym(s): divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up
    Antonym(s): unify, unite
  2. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
    Synonym(s): cleave, split, rive
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): separate, part, split up, split, break, break up
  4. go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
    Synonym(s): separate, part, split
  5. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"
    Synonym(s): burst, split, break open
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\, a. (Exchanges)
            (a) Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time
                  or price and part at another time or price; -- said of
                  an order, sale, etc.
            (b) Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in
                  eighths being regular; as, 10[frac3x16] is a split
            (c) (London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock
                  that has been divided into preferred ordinary and
                  deferred ordinary.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\, n.
            (a) (Basketwork) Any of the three or four strips into
                  which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of
                  work; -- usually in pl.
            (b) (Weaving) Any of the dents of a reed.
            (c) Any of the air currents in a mine formed by dividing a
                  larger current.
      2. Short for {Split shot} or {stroke}.
      3. (Gymnastics) The feat of going down to the floor so that
            the legs extend in a straight line, either with one on
            each side or with one in front and the other behind. [Cant
            or Slang]
      4. A small bottle (containing about half a pint) of some
            drink; -- so called as containing half the quantity of the
            customary smaller commercial size of bottle; also, a drink
            of half the usual quantity; a half glass. [Cant or Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\, a.
      1. Divided; cleft.
      2. (Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft.
      {Split pease}, hulled pease split for making soup, etc.
      {Split pin} (Mach.), a pin with one end split so that it may
            be spread open to secure it in its place.
      {Split pulley}, a parting pulley. See under {Pulley}.
      {Split ring}, a ring with overlapped or interlocked ends
            which may be sprung apart so that objects, as keys, may be
            strung upon the ring or removed from it.
      {Split ticket}, a ballot containing the names of only a
            portion of the candidates regularly nominated by one
            party, other names being substituted for those omitted.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\, v. i.
      1. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split
            by the freezing of water in them.
      2. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
                     The ship splits on the rock.               --Shak.
      3. To separate into parties or factions. [Colloq.]
      4. To burst with laughter. [Colloq.]
                     Each had a gravity would make you split. --Pope.
      5. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
            [Slang] --Thackeray.
      6. (Blackjack) to divide one hand of blackjack into two
            hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player
            have the same value.
      {To split on a rock}, to err fatally; to have the hopes and
            designs frustrated.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\ (spl[icr]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Split}
      ({Splitted}, R.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Splitting}.] [Probably of
      Scand. or Low german origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten,
      OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG.
      spl[c6]zen. Cf. {Splice}, {Splint}, {Splinter}.]
      1. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by
            force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to
            rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a
            board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.
                     Cold winter split the rocks in twain. --Dryden.
      2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
                     A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder
                     by congealed water.                           --Boyle.
      3. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by
            discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political
            party; to disunite. [Colloq.] --South.
      4. (Chem.) To divide or separate into components; -- often
            used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and
            carbonic acid.
      {To split hairs}, to make distinctions of useless nicety.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Split \Split\, n.
      A crack, or longitudinal fissure.
      2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a
            division. [Colloq.]
      3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a
            splinter; a fragment.
      4. Specif (Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin
            made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
      5. (Faro) A division of a stake happening when two cards of
            the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same
      6. (Finance) the substitution of more than one share of a
            corporation's stock for one share. The market price of the
            stock usually drops in proportion to the increase in
            outstanding shares of stock. The split may be in any
            ratio, as a two-for-one split; a three-for-two split.
      7. (Blackjack) the division by a player of one hand of
            blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards
            dealt to a player have the same value; the player is
            usually obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing
            a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
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