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[n] division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
[n] the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
[n] extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)
[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"
[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"
[n] a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
[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"
[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
[adj] 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"
[adj] (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
[adj] having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
[adj] 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"
[adj] being divided or separated; "split between love and hate"
[v] break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
[v] separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
[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"

Antonyms

unify, unite

Misc. Definitions

\Split\, n.
1. (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]
\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, 103/16 is a split quotation. (c) (London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary.
\Split\ (spl[i^]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[=i]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.
\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.
\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 turn.
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 created.
\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. [U.S.]

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