split
Pronunciation Adjective

split (not comparable)

  1. Divided.
    Republicans appear split on the centerpiece of Mr. Obama's economic recovery plan.
  2. (algebra, of a short exact sequence) Having the middle group equal to the direct product of the others.
  3. (of coffee) Comprising half decaffeinated and half caffeinated espresso.
  4. (stock exchange, of an order, sale, etc.) Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time or price and part at another time or price.
  5. (stock exchange, historical, of quotations) Given in sixteenths rather than eighths.
    frac 10 is a split quotation.
  6. (London stock exchange) Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary.
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split (plural splits)

  1. A crack or longitudinal fissure.
  2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  4. (leather manufacture) One of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  5. (gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, usually in the phrase "to do the splits") A maneuver of spreading or sliding the feet apart until the legs are flat on the floor 180 degrees apart, either sideways to the body or with one leg in front and one behind, thus lowering the body completely to the floor in an upright position.
  6. (baseball, slang) A split-finger fastball.
    He’s got a nasty split.
  7. (bowling) A result of a first throw that leaves two or more pins standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  8. A split shot or split stroke.
  9. A dessert or confection resembling a banana split.
  10. A unit of measure used for champagne or other spirits: 18.75 centiliters or one quarter of a standard 75-centiliter bottle. Commercially comparable to frac 1 (US) gallon, which is frac 1 of a fifth.
  11. A bottle of wine containing 37.5 centiliters, half the volume of a standard 75-centiliter bottle; a demi.
  12. (athletics) The elapsed time at specific intermediate points in a race.
    In the 3000 m race, his 800 m split was 1:45.32
  13. (video games) The elapsed time at specific intermediate points in a speedrun.
  14. (construction) A tear resulting from tensile stresses.
  15. (gambling) A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.
  16. (music) A recording containing songs by multiple artists.
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  • Russian: сплит
Verb

split (splits, present participle splitting; past and past participle split)

  1. (transitive, ergative) Of something solid, to divide fully or partly along a more or less straight line.
    Synonyms: cleave
    He has split his lip.
    • Robert Boyle
      a huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water
  2. (intransitive) Of something solid, particularly wood, to break along the grain fully or partly along a more or less straight line.
  3. (transitive) To share; to divide.
    We split the money among three people.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, slang) To leave.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:leave
    Let's split this scene and see if we can find a real party.
  5. (intransitive, of a couple) To separate.
    Synonyms: break up, split up
    Did you hear Dick and Jane split? They'll probably get a divorce.
  6. (ambitransitive) To (cause to) break up; to throw into discord.
    Accusations of bribery split the party just before the election.
  7. (algebra, transitive and intransitive, acts on a polynomial) To factor into linear factors.
    • 2007, John M. Howie, Fields and Galois Theory, Springer, page 103 ↗,
      In the first case X^2-2, the minimum polynomial of \sqrt 2, splits completely over \Q(\sqrt 2); in the second case we see that X^3-2, the minimum polynomial of 3\sqrt 2, does not split completely over \Q(3\sqrt 2).
  8. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iv]:
      The ship splits on the rock.
  9. (intransitive) To burst out laughing.
    • 1733-1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace:
      Each had a gravity would make you split.
  10. (slang, dated) To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  11. (sports) In athletics (especially baseball), for both teams involved in a doubleheader to win one game each and lose another game.
    Boston split with Philadelphia in a doubleheader, winning the first game 3-1 before losing 2-0 in the nightcap.
  12. (intransitive, politics) To vote for candidates of opposite parties.
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Split
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A port city in Croatia.
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