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English adjective: split

1. split having been divided; having the unity destroyed


SamplesCongress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces.
A league of disunited nations.
A fragmented coalition.
A split group.


Synonymsdisconnected, disunited, fragmented


Similardivided


Antonymsunited

2. split (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain


SamplesWe bought split logs for the fireplace.


Similarcut


Antonymsuncut


English noun: split

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


Broader (hypernym)acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt

2. split (quantity) a bottle containing half the usual amount


Broader (hypernym)bottle, bottleful

3. split (possession) a promised or claimed share of loot or money


SamplesHe demanded his split before they disbanded.


Broader (hypernym)part, percentage, portion, share

4. split (object) a lengthwise crack in wood


SamplesHe inserted the wedge into a split in the log.


Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

5. split (object) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart


SamplesThere was a rip in his pants.
She had snags in her stockings.


Synonymsrent, rip, snag, tear


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

6. Split (location) an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea


Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, urban center


Part meronymCroatia, Hrvatska, Republic of Croatia

7. split (food) a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts


Broader (hypernym)frozen dessert


Narrower (hyponym)banana split

8. split (artifact) (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl


SamplesHe was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame.


Broader (hypernym)formation


Domain categorytenpin bowling, tenpins

9. split (act) an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity


SamplesThey announced a two-for-one split of the common stock.


Synonymssplit up, stock split


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

10. split (act) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something


SamplesHe gave the envelope a vigorous rip.


Synonymsrent, rip


Broader (hypernym)tear

11. split (act) division of a group into opposing factions


SamplesAnother schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy.


Synonymsschism


Broader (hypernym)division


English verb: split

1. split (social) separate into parts or portions


SamplesDivide the cake into three equal parts.
The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I.


Synonymscarve up, dissever, divide, separate, split up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)Balkanise, Balkanize, canton, format, initialise, initialize, lot, paragraph, parcel, sectionalise, sectionalize, sliver, splinter, subdivide, triangulate, unitise, unitize


Antonymsunite, unify

2. split (contact) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument


SamplesCleave the bone.


ExamplesThe girls split the wooden sticks


Synonymscleave, rive


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tear


Narrower (hyponym)laminate, maul


Verb groupcleave

3. split (social) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways


SamplesThe business partners broke over a tax question.
The couple separated after 25 years of marriage.
My friend and I split up.


Synonymsbreak, break up, part, separate, split up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)break, break apart, break away, break away, break with, disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divorce, divorce, give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate, secede, splinter, split up

4. split (motion) go one's own way; move apart


SamplesThe friends separated after the party.


Synonymspart, separate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)break up, diffract, disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

5. split (change) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure


SamplesThe bubble burst.


ExamplesThe wooden sticks split


Synonymsbreak open, burst


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Narrower (hyponym)blow, pop, stave, stave in









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