Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "split": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (11)

1. extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back);

2. a bottle containing half the usual amount;

3. a promised or claimed share of loot or money;
- Example: "he demanded his split before they disbanded"

4. a lengthwise crack in wood;
- Example: "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

5. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;
- Example: "there was a rip in his pants"
- Example: "she had snags in her stockings"
[syn: rip, rent, snag, split, tear]

6. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea;

7. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts;

8. (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl;
- Example: "he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame"

9. an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity;
- Example: "they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
[syn: split, stock split, split up]

10. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;
- Example: "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
[syn: rent, rip, split]

11. division of a group into opposing factions;
- Example: "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
[syn: schism, split]


VERB (5)

1. separate into parts or portions;
- Example: "divide the cake into three equal parts"
- Example: "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
[syn: divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up]

2. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
- Example: "cleave the bone"
[syn: cleave, split, rive]

3. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;
- Example: "The business partners broke over a tax question"
- Example: "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
- Example: "My friend and I split up"
[syn: separate, part, split up, split, break, break up]

4. go one's own way; move apart;
- Example: "The friends separated after the party"
[syn: separate, part, split]

5. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure;
- Example: "The bubble burst"
[syn: burst, split, break open]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having been divided; having the unity destroyed;
- Example: "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell
- Example: "a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White
- Example: "a fragmented coalition"
- Example: "a split group"
[syn: disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split]

2. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain;
- Example: "we bought split logs for the fireplace"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Split \Split\, v. i. 1. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them. [1913 Webster] 2. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces. [1913 Webster] The ship splits on the rock. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To separate into parties or factions. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. To burst with laughter. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Each had a gravity would make you split. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach. [Slang] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 6. (Blackjack) 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] 7. To leave; to depart (from a place or gathering); as, let's split. [Slang] [PJC] To split on a rock, to fail; to to err fatally; to have the hopes and designs frustrated. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Split \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[imac]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 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder. [1913 Webster] A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Split \Split\, n. 1. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure. [1913 Webster] 2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment. [1913 Webster] 4. Specif: (Leather Manuf.), One of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 6. (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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. Short for Split shot or split stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 8. (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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 9. 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 10. (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. [PJC] 11. (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 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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Split \Split\, a. 1. Divided; cleft. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft. [1913 Webster] 3. (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. [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.] [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

damaged \damaged\ (d[a^]m"[asl]jd), adj. 1. changed so as to reduce value, function, or other desirable trait; -- usually not used of persons. Opposite of undamaged. [Narrower terms: battered, beat-up, beaten-up, bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound; bent, crumpled, dented; blasted, rent, ripped, torn; broken-backed; burned-out(prenominal), burned out(predicate), burnt-out(prenominal), burnt out(predicate); burst, ruptured; corroded; cracked, crackled, crazed; defaced, marred; hurt, weakened; knocked-out(prenominal), knocked out; mangled, mutilated; peeling; scraped, scratched; storm-beaten] Also See blemished, broken, damaged, destroyed, impaired, injured, unsound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Rendered imperfect by impairing the integrity of some part, or by breaking. Opposite of unbroken. [Narrower terms: busted; chipped; cracked; crumbled, fragmented; crushed, ground; dissolved; fractured; shattered, smashed, splintered; split; unkept, violated] Also See: damaged, imperfect, injured, unsound. Syn: broken. [WordNet 1.5] 3. being unjustly brought into disrepute; as, her damaged reputation. Syn: discredited. [WordNet 1.5] 4. made to appear imperfect; -- especially of reputation; as, the senator's seriously damaged reputation. Syn: besmirched, flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

split adj 1: 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" [syn: disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split] 2: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace" n 1: extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back) 2: a bottle containing half the usual amount 3: a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded" 4: a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log" 5: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: rip, rent, snag, split, tear] 6: an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea 7: a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts 8: (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" 9: 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" [syn: split, stock split, split up] 10: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: rent, rip, split] 11: division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy" [syn: schism, split] v 1: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unify, unite] 2: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone" [syn: cleave, split, rive] 3: 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" [syn: separate, part, split up, split, break, break up] 4: go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party" [syn: separate, part, split] 5: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst" [syn: burst, split, break open]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

589 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

chunker dechunker split A program like Unix's "split" which breaks an input file into parts, usually of a pre-set size, e.g. the maximum size that can fit on a floppy. The parts can then be assembled with a dechunker, which is usually just the chunker in a different mode. (1998-12-15)