extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
a bottle containing half the usual amount
a promised or claimed share of loot or money
"he demanded his split before they disbanded"
a lengthwise crack in wood
"he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
"there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
rent, economic rent, rakehell, snag, crosscurrent, roue, bust, rip, hitch, binge, split up, teardrop, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, tear, rake, hang-up, countercurrent, schism, profligate, bout, rub
an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
(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"
split, stock split, split up(noun)
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"
rent, rip, split(noun)
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
division of a group into opposing factions
"another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split(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"
(especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
"we bought split logs for the fireplace"
divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up(verb)
separate into parts or portions
"divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
tell apart, distinguish, classify, cleave, split up, fork, differentiate, fraction, break up, divide, rive, single out, part, come apart, carve up, sort, severalize, break, fall apart, severalise, dissever, furcate, assort, class, discriminate, branch, break open, secern, separate, divorce, disunite, tell, burst, sort out, ramify, secernate
cleave, split, rive(verb)
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
"cleave the bone"
separate, part, split up, split, break, break up(verb)
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"
crack, fork, give way, soften, disperse, reveal, cut off, give out, single out, unwrap, fall apart, part, disassemble, collapse, die, classify, transgress, founder, weaken, fragmentise, calve, fragmentize, bump, discover, snap off, take off, go, ramify, demote, break out, separate, sort out, give away, take apart, crack up, damp, smash, interrupt, carve up, offend, distinguish, fracture, relegate, discriminate, bring out, violate, class, divulge, pause, break-dance, let on, recess, get around, rive, wear out, cave in, sort, conk out, tell apart, break away, check, break open, break up, breach, develop, give, split up, branch, secern, decompose, dissolve, assort, better, furcate, fragment, burst, go bad, adjourn, tell, secernate, break off, cleave, disclose, crash, bust, erupt, scatter, dismantle, recrudesce, break apart, break dance, divide, go against, dampen, set forth, severalize, divorce, fall in, disrupt, break in, let out, dissever, severalise, ruin, start, depart, kick downstairs, disunite, differentiate, stop, dispel, break down, infract, set out, fail, come apart, bankrupt, set off, expose, break, crock up, discontinue, start out, intermit, dissipate, sever, get out, pick, resolve, wear
separate, part, split(verb)
go one's own way; move apart
"The friends separated after the party"
tell apart, distinguish, start, classify, cleave, start out, differentiate, rive, split up, fork, tell, break up, divide, come apart, single out, break open, part, carve up, sort, severalize, break, fall apart, severalise, dissever, furcate, depart, assort, set off, class, discriminate, branch, take off, secern, separate, disunite, set forth, burst, sort out, ramify, secernate, set out
burst, split, break open(verb)
come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
"The bubble burst"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.
Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.
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How to use split in a sentence?
A split makes sense because oncology now has critical mass, following the GSK deal, and oncology is in many ways becoming a differentiated business from the rest of pharmaceuticals.
Standard exercises split the body into parts, but that's not how it moves, these take skill and train the body as a whole.
In the U.S., sports are looked at as part of education, whereas in China it's been split as a distraction from education; the belief in the U.S. is 'strong body, strong mind'.
Unless the court's four justices in the dissent in Hobby Lobby dramatically change their minds, the likely worst outcome for the government would be a 4-4 split.
There's a split in the police department, we have officers that are loyal to the chief and some that aren't. And I think we all need to get on the same page to prevent things.
Translations for split
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- escindir, repartir, separar, banyes, partir, dividirCatalan, Valencian
- Riss, Spagat, spalten, verteilen, abhauen, trennen, Spalt, Spaltung, aufteilenGerman
- χωρίζω, σχίζω, σπαγγάτο, σπάω, ρήγμαGreek
- fisura, escisión, dividir, partir, separar, espagat, escindir, repartirSpanish
- jako, halkeama, repeämä, spagaatti, reikä, haljeta, lohkaista, puolipullo, puolikas, väliaika, splitti, haljas, halkaista, split, jakaaFinnish
- grand écart, diviser, scinder, séparer, fendre, répartirFrench
- scáin, scáineadh, scoilt, deighilIrish
- dividir, separar, escindir, partir, repartirGalician
- התחלק, חילק, נפרד, פיצל, עזבHebrew
- hasít, szakítHungarian
- spaccare, fendere, separare, spartire, dividere, scindereItalian
- 小瓶, ハーフボトル, 開脚, 切断する, 分ける, 分断する, 股割り, スプリット, 割る, 切り離す, 別れる, 分離するJapanese
- dispartior, divido, findo, dispartio, scindo, partior, separoLatin
- spagaat, split, verdelen, splitsen, grand écart, opsplitsenDutch
- rozejść się, rozszczepiać, dzielić, rozdzielaćPolish
- racha, partir, dividir, repartir, terminar, rachar fora, separar-se, cindir, deixarPortuguese
- ch'iqtay, larayQuechua
- sfender, divider, reparter, fender, separàRomansh
- scinda, diviza, separa, spagatul, despica, spinteca, repartizaRomanian
- расщепить, поделить, разделяться, расходиться, разойтись, щель, расщелина, разрыв, щепка, шпагат, делить, разделить, разделиться, раскол, расщеплять, ТрещинаRussian
- flytta isär, spagat, hål, dela, skiljas, spricka, fragment, söndra, splittra, lämnaSwedish
- yarık, bölünme, split, çatlakTurkish
- findaxhe, finte, findeWalloon
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