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Dictionary definition for: Split

1. (s) being divided or separated; "split between love and hate"

2. (n) extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)

3. (v) separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

4. (n) a bottle containing half the usual amount

5. (s) 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"

6. (v) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"

7. (n) a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"

8. (v) 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"

9. (s) 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"

10. (n) a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

11. (v) go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"

12. (s) having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"

13. (n) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants" "she had snags in her stockings"

14. (v) break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"

15. (s) (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"

16. (n) an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

17. (n) a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts

18. (n) (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"

19. (n) 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"

20. (n) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

21. (n) division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"

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