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Split

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Splitv. t. [Probably of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten, OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG. splīzen. Cf. Splice, Splint, Splinter.].
  •  To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain or layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cold winter split the rocks in twain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.  [1913 Webster]
    "A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.  South.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.  [1913 Webster]
To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety.
Splitv. i. 
  •  To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ship splits on the rock."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To separate into parties or factions.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To burst with laughter.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each had a gravity would make you split."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.  Thackeray.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To divide one hand of blackjack into two hands; -- a strategy allowed to a player when the first two cards dealt to the player have the same value.  [PJC]
  •  To leave; to depart (from a place or gathering); as, let's split.  [PJC]
To split on a rock, to fail; to to err fatally; to have the hopes and designs frustrated.
Splitn. 
  •  A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any of the three or four strips into which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of work; -- usually in pl.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  Short for Split shot or split stroke.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  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.  [PJC]
  •  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 who chooses to split is obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus created. See split{6}, v.i.  [PJC]
Splita. 
  •  Divided; cleft.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Divided deeply; cleft.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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 in which a voter votes for a portion of the candidates nominated by one party, candidates of other parties being substituted for those omitted. [U.S.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Split, v. & n.
--v. (splitting; past and past part. split)
1 intr. & tr. a break or cause to break forcibly into parts, esp. with the grain or into halves. b (often foll. by up) divide into parts (split into groups; split up the money equally).
2 tr. & intr. (often foll. by off, away) remove or be removed by breaking, separating, or dividing (split the top off the bottle; split away from the main group).
3 intr. & tr. a (usu. foll. by up, on, over, etc.) separate esp. through discord (split up after ten years; they were split on the question of picketing). b (foll. by with) quarrel or cease association with (another person etc.).
4 tr. cause the fission of (an atom).
5 intr. & tr. sl. leave, esp. suddenly.
6 intr. (usu. foll. by on) colloq. betray secrets; inform (split on them to the police).
7 intr. a (as splitting adj.) (esp. of a headache) very painful; acute. b (of the head) suffer great pain from a headache, noise, etc.
8 intr. (of a ship) be wrecked.
9 tr. US colloq. dilute (whisky etc.) with water.
--n.
1 the act or an instance of splitting; the state of being split.
2 a fissure, vent, crack, cleft, etc.
3 a separation into parties; a schism.
4 (in pl.) Brit. the athletic feat of leaping in the air or sitting down with the legs at right angles to the body in front and behind, or at the sides with the trunk facing forwards.
5 a split osier etc. used for parts of basketwork.
6 each strip of steel, cane, etc., of the reed in a loom.
7 a single thickness of split hide.
8 the turning up of two cards of equal value in faro, so that the stakes are divided.
9 a half a bottle of mineral water. b half a glass of liquor.
10 colloq. a division of money, esp. the proceeds of crime.

Idiom
split the difference take the average of two proposed amounts. split gear (or pulley or wheel) a gear etc. made in halves for removal from a shaft. split hairs make small and insignificant distinctions. split infinitive a phrase consisting of an infinitive with an adverb etc. inserted between to and the verb, e.g. seems to really like it. split-level (of a building) having a room or rooms a fraction of a storey higher than other parts. split mind = SCHIZOPHRENIA. split pea a pea dried and split in half for cooking. split personality the alteration or dissociation of personality occurring in some mental illnesses, esp. schizophrenia and hysteria. split pin a metal cotter passed through a hole and held by the pressing back of the two ends. split ring a small steel ring with two spiral turns, such as a key-ring. split-screen a screen on which two or more separate images are displayed. split second a very brief moment of time. split shift a shift comprising two or more separate periods of duty. split shot (or stroke) Croquet a stroke driving two touching balls in different directions. split one's sides be convulsed with laughter. split the ticket (or one's vote) US vote for candidates of more than one party. split the vote Brit. (of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another so that both are defeated by a third.
Derivative
splitter n.
Etymology
orig. Naut. f. MDu. splitten, rel. to spletten, spliten, MHG splizen

THESAURUS

Split

ablate, abrupt, absquatulate, abysm, abyss, aggravated, agree to disagree, alienate, alienation, allot, amputate, aperture, apportion, arroyo, assessable stock, atomize, authorized capital stock, ax, be in stitches, beat it, bifurcate, bifurcated, birthmark, bisect, bisected, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blemished, blister, blow, blue chip, blue chip stock, borrowed stock, box canyon, branch, branched, branching, breach, breach of friendship, break, break in, break into, break open, break through, break to pieces, break up, break with, breakage, broach, broaching, broken, bulla, burned, burst, burst in, burst into laughter, burst out, burst out laughing, burst with laughter, bust, bust a gut, bust in, busted, butcher, by two, cachinnate, cackle, canyon, capital stock, carve, carve up, cast off, cast out, cave in, cavity, channel, chap, chasm, check, checked, chimney, chink, chinky, chip, chipped, chop, chortle, chuckle, cicatrix, cicatrize, cicatrized, clearing, cleavage, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, cloven, col, come apart, come unstuck, comedo, common stock, consume, convertible preferred stock, corporate stock, corrode, coulee, couloir, crack, crack up, cracked, cranny, crater, craze, crazed, crevasse, crevice, cross, crow, crumble, crumble into dust, cumulative preferred stock, cut, cut adrift, cut apart, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut open, cut out, cut up, cwm, cyclical stock, damaged, deal out, decamp, decay, decompose, deface, defaced, defacement, defect, defective, defensive stock, deferred stock, defile, deform, deformation, deformed, deformity, dehiscent, delete, dell, demolish, depart, detach, deteriorated, dichotomize, dichotomous, dichotomy, dike, dimidiate, disaffection, disarticulate, disassemble, disclosure, disconnect, discord, disengage, disfavor, disfiguration, disfigure, disfigured, disfigurement, disintegrate, disjoin, disjoint, dismantle, disorganize, dispart, disruption, dissect, dissever, dissociate, dissolve, distort, distorted, distortion, distribute, district, disunion, disunite, disunity, ditch, divaricate, diverge, divergence, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, divided, dividedness, division, divorce, divvy, divvy up, dog it, dole out, donga, double-cross, draw, duck and run, duck out, eighth stock, eject, embittered, equities, equity, equity security, erode, estrange, estrangement, exacerbated, excavation, excise, exfoliate, expel, fall out, fall to pieces, falling-out, fancies, fault, faulty, fenestra, fission, fissure, fissured, fissury, fistula, flaw, flawed, floating stock, flume, fly open, fontanel, foramen, force open, fork, forked, forking, fracture, fractured, fragment, freckle, furrow, gap, gape, gaping, gappy, gash, gat, giggle, give away, give way, glamour issue, go, go into convulsions, go separate ways, gorge, groove, growth stock, guaranteed stock, guffaw, gulch, gulf, gully, ha-ha, hack, halve, halved, harmed, have a falling-out, hee-haw, hee-hee, hemangioma, hew, hiatus, hickey, high-flier, ho-ho, hole, hollow, horselaugh, hot issue, hurt, hypothecated stock, impaired, imperfect, in bits, in half, in pieces, in shards, in shreds, inactive stock, incise, incision, income stock, injured, inlet, interval, irritated, isolate, issued capital stock, jigsaw, joint, keloid, keloidal, kink, kinked, kloof, lacerate, lacerated, lacuna, lam, lance, laugh, laugh it up, laugh outright, lay open, laying open, leak, leave, lentigo, letter stock, loaned stock, long stock, make mincemeat of, make off, mangled, mar, marred, mash, milium, moat, molder, mole, mutilated, nearly die laughing, needle scar, nevus, nonassessable stock, nonvoting stock, notch, nullah, ope, open, open rupture, open up, opening, opening up, ordinary shares, orifice, outlet, pale blue chip, parcel, parcel out, pare, part, part company, participating preferred stock, partition, pass, passage, passageway, penny stock, pick to pieces, pimple, pimpled, pimply, pit, pock, pockmark, pore, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, portion, powder, preference stock, preferred stock, prize open, protective stock, prune, pull apart, pull away, pull back, pull in pieces, pull out, pull to pieces, pulverize, pustule, quarter stock, quartered, ragged, rails, ramified, ramify, ravine, recall of ambassadors, reduce to rubble, rend, rent, reverse split, rift, rime, rimose, rimulose, rip, rive, riven, roar, roar with laughter, rupture, ruptured, saw, scab, scabbed, scabby, scalded, scale, scar, scarified, scarify, scarred, schism, scissor, scissure, scorched, scram, scratch, seam, seasoned stock, sebaceous cyst, section, segment, segregate, sell, sell out, separate, separated, separation, sequester, set apart, set aside, sever, severed, shake like jelly, shake with laughter, share, share ledger, share out, share with, shares, shatter, shattered, short stock, shout, shredded, shriek, shut off, skedaddle, skin out, skip, skip out, slash, slashed, slice, slice the pie, slice up, slit, slot, smashed, snap, snicker, snigger, snip, snort, space, special situation stock, specialty stock, speculative stock, splinter, splintered, split in two, split open, split up, split with laughter, spread, spread out, spring a leak, spring open, sprung, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, standard stock, start, steels, step aside, stock, stock ledger, stock list, stock split, stocks, stoma, stove in, strawberry mark, sty, subdivide, subtract, sulcus, sunder, swing open, take a powder, take apart, take off, tap, tattered, tear, tear apart, tear open, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, tee-hee, ten-share unit stock, the worse for, throw off, throw open, throw out, throwing open, titter, torn, total, track, transect, treasury stock, trench, twist, twisted, unbuild, uncorking, uncouple, undo, unissued capital stock, unmake, unstopping, unyoke, utilities, valley, vamoose, verruca, vesicle, void, voting stock, wadi, wale, warp, warped, wart, waste away, weakened, weal, wear away, welt, wen, whitehead, whittle, withdraw, worse, worse off, worsened, wrack up, wreck, yawn, yuk-yuk, zone

ROGET THESAURUS

Split

Disjunction

N disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement, discontinuity, abjunction, cataclasm, inconnection, abstraction, abstractedness, isolation, insularity, insulation, oasis, island, separateness, severalty, disjecta membra, dispersion, apportionment, separation, parting, circumcision, detachment, segregation, divorce, sejunction, seposition, diduction, diremption, discerption, elision, caesura, break, fracture, division, subdivision, rupture, compartition, dismemberment, dislocation, luxation, severance, disseverance, scission, rescission, abscission, laceration, dilaceration, disruption, abruption, avulsion, divulsion, section, resection, cleavage, fission, partibility, separability, fissure, breach, rent, split, rift, crack, slit, incision, dissection anatomy, decomposition, cutting instrument, buzzsaw, circular saw, rip saw, separatist, disjoined, discontinuous, multipartite, abstract, disjunctive, secant, isolated, insular, separate, disparate, discrete, apart, asunder, far between, loose, free, unattached, unannexed, unassociated, unconnected, distinct, adrift, straggling, rift, reft, scissile, divisible, discerptible, partible, separable, separately, one by one, severally, apart, adrift, asunder, in twain, in the abstract, abstractedly.

VB be disjoined, come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces, peel off, get loose, disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair, divorce, part, dispart, detach, separate, cut off, rescind, segregate, set apart, keep apart, insulate, isolate, throw out of gear, cut adrift, loose, unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, unlock, unpack, unravel, disentangle, set free, sunder, divide, subdivide, sever, dissever, abscind, circumcise, cut, incide, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, rend in twain, wrench, rupture, shatter, shiver, cranch, crunch, craunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, whittle, haggle, hackle, discind, lacerate, scamble, mangle, gash, hash, slice, cut up, carve, dissect, anatomize, dislimb, take to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, tear piecemeal, tear limb from limb, divellicate, skin, disintegrate, dismember, disbranch, disband, disperse, dislocate, disjoint, break up, mince, comminute, apportion, part, part company, separate, leave.

bisection

VB bisect, halve, divide, split, cut in two, cleave dimidiate, dichotomize, go halves, divide with, separate, fork, bifurcate, branch off, out, ramify.

Discord

N discord, disagreement, discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance, jar, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, screw loose, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, odds, brouillerie, division, split, rupture, disruption, division in the camp, house divided against itself, disunion, breach, schism, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute, tiff, tracasserie, squabble, altercation, barney, demel_e, snarl, spat, towrow, words, high words, wrangling, jangle, brabble, cross questions and crooked answers, snip-snap, family jars, polemics, litigation, strife, warfare, outbreak, open rupture, declaration of war, broil, brawl, row, racket, hubbub, rixation, embroilment, embranglement, imbroglio, fracas, breach of the peace, piece of work, scrimmage, rumpus, breeze, squall, riot, disturbance, commotion, bear garden, Donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, subject of dispute, ground of quarrel, battle ground, disputed point, bone of contention, bone to pick, apple of discord, casus belli, question at issue, vexed question, vexata quaestio, brand of discord, troublous times, cat-and-dog life, contentiousness, enmity, hate, Kilkenny cats, disputant, strange bedfellows, discordant, disagreeing, out of tune, ajar, on bad terms, dissentient, unreconciled, unpacified, contentious, quarrelsome, unpacific, gladiatorial, controversial, polemic, disputatious, factious, litigious, litigant, pettifogging, at odds, at loggerheads, at daggers drawn, at variance, at issue, at cross purposes, at sixes and sevens, at feud, at high words, up in arms, together by the ears, in hot water, embroiled, torn, disunited, quot homines tot sententiae, no love lost between them, non nostrum tantas componere lites, Mars gravior sub pace latet, discord, discordance, dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling, harshness, Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert, marrowbones and cleavers, discordant, dissonant, absonant, out of tune, tuneless, unmusical, untunable, unmelodious, immelodious, unharmonious, inharmonious, singsong, cacophonous, harsh, jarring.

VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.

Failure

N failure, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment, dead failure, successlessness, abortion, miscarriage, brutum fulmen, labor in vain, no go, inefficacy, inefficaciousness, vain attempt, ineffectual attempt, abortive attempt, abortive efforts, flash in the pan, lame and impotent conclusion, frustration, slip 'twixt cup and lip, blunder, fault, omission, miss, oversight, slip, trip, stumble, claudication, footfall, false step, wrong step, faux pas, titubation, b_evue, faute, lurch, botchery, scrape, mess, fiasco, breakdown, flunk, mishap, split, collapse, smash, blow, explosion, repulse, rebuff, defeat, rout, overthrow, discomfiture, beating, drubbing, quietus, nonsuit, subjugation, checkmate, stalemate, fool's mate, fall, downfall, ruin, perdition, wreck, deathblow, bankruptcy, losing game, affaire flamb_ee, victim, bankrupt, flunker, flunky, unsuccessful, successless, failing, tripping, at fault, unfortunate, abortive, addle, stillborn, fruitless, bootless, ineffectual, ineffective, inconsequential, trifling, nugatory, inefficient, insufficient, unavailing, of no effect, aground, grounded, swamped, stranded, cast away, wrecked, foundered, capsized, shipwrecked, nonsuited, foiled, defeated, struck down, borne down, broken down, downtrodden, overborne, overwhelmed, all up with, ploughed, plowed, plucked, lost, undone, ruined, broken, bankrupt, played out, done up, done for, dead beat, ruined root and branch, flambe, knocked on the head, destroyed, frustrated, crossed, unhinged, disconcerted dashed, thrown off one's balance, thrown on one's back, thrown on one's beam ends, unhorsed, in a sorry plight, hard hit, stultified, befooled, dished, hoist on one's own petard, victimized, sacrificed, wide of the mark, out of one's reckoning, left in the lurch, thrown away, unattained, uncompleted, unsuccessfully, to little or no purpose, in vain, re infecta, the bubble has burst, the jig is up, the game is up, all is lost, the devil to pay, parturiunt montes, dies infaustus, tout est perdu hors l'honneur.

Amusement

VB amuse, entertain, divert, enliven, tickle the fancy, titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor, cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, convulse with laughter, set the table in a roar, be the death of one, recreate, solace, cheer, rejoice, please, interest, treat, regale, amuse oneself, game, play a game, play pranks, play tricks, sport, disport, toy, wanton, revel, junket, feast, carouse, banquet, make merry, drown care, drive dull care away, frolic, gambol, frisk, romp, caper, dance, keep up the ball, run a rig, sow one's wild oats, have one's fling, take one's pleasure, paint the town red, see life, desipere in loco, play the fool, make holiday, keep holiday, go a Maying, while away the time, beguile the time, kill time, dally, smile, simper, smirk, grin, grin like a Cheshire cat, mock, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh, laugh outright, giggle, titter, snigger, crow, snicker, chuckle, cackle, burst out, burst into a fit of laughter, shout, split, roar, shake one's sides, split one's sides, hold both one's sides, roar with laughter, die with laughter.

Brittleness

VB be brittle, live in a glass house, break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, give way, fall to pieces, crumble to, crumble into dust.

Disclosure

VB disclose, discover, dismask, draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain, unmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, unkennel, take off the seal, break the seal, lay open, lay bare, expose, open, open up, bare, bring to light, divulge, reveal, break, squeal, tattle, sing, rat, snitch, let into the secret, reveal the secrets of the prison house, tell, breathe, utter, blab, peach, let out, let fall, let drop, let slip, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, betray, tell tales, come out of school, come out with, give vent, give utterance to, open the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper about, speak out, make public, unriddle, split, acknowledge, allow, concede, grant, admit, own, own up to, confess, avow, throw off all disguise, turn inside out, make a clean breast, show one's hand, show one's cards, unburden one's mind, disburden one's mind, disburden one's conscience, disburden one's heart, open one's mind, lay bare one's mind, tell a piece of one's mind, unbosom oneself, own to the soft impeachment, say the truth, speak the truth, turn King's evidence, Queen's evidence, acknowledge the corn, raise the mask, drop the mask, lift the mask, remove the mask, throw off the mask, expose, lay open, undeceive, unbeguile, disabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes of, d_esillusionner, be disclosed, transpire, come to light, come in sight, become known, escape the lips, come out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop-out, show its face, show its colors, discover itself, break through the clouds, flash on the mind.


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