split  

  • Pronunciation of split: S P L IH1 T (split)

  • Number of syllables of split: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of split

  • Definition of split

    • (n): an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea  
    • (n): an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"  
    • (n): a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"  
    • (n): a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"  
    • (n): a bottle containing half the usual amount  
    • (v): break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"  
    • (v): separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"  
    • (v): go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"  
    • (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"  
    • (v): separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"  
    • (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"  
    • (s): (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"  
    • (s): having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"  
    • (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"  
    • (s): being divided or separated; "split between love and hate"  
  • Examples of split

    • The country was split into several prefectures.  
    • The point of the split is to separate the discussion of two distinct questions.  
    • Americans split on what to subtract.  
    • There was a split among the crowd.  
    • The landowner and sharecropper split the harvest.  
    • The expulsion split the college.  
    • They split the early primaries and caucuses.  
    • The carriage was of the split trail type.  
    • Friends said the split was amicable.  
    • The speech split the conference.  

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