Definition of "split" []

  • To divide from end to end or along the grain by or as if by a sharp blow. See Synonyms at tear1. (verb-transitive)
  • To break, burst, or rip apart with force; rend. See Synonyms at break. (verb-transitive)
  • To affect with force in a way that suggests tearing apart: A lightning bolt split the night sky. (verb-transitive)
  • To separate (people or groups, for example); disunite. (verb-transitive)
  • To divide and share: split a dessert. (verb-transitive)
  • To break or cause to break, esp forcibly, by cleaving into separate pieces, often into two roughly equal pieces (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To separate or be separated from a whole (verb)
  • To separate or be separated into factions, usually through discord (verb)
  • To separate or cause to separate through a disagreement (verb)
  • To divide or be divided among two or more persons (verb)
  • To depart; leave (verb)
  • To separate (something) into its components by interposing something else (verb)
  • To betray the trust, plans, etc (of); inform (verb)
  • To mark (a ballot, etc) so as to vote for the candidates of more than one party (verb)
  • To separate (an animal hide or skin) into layers (verb)
  • The act or process of splitting (noun)
  • A gap or rift caused or a piece removed by the process of splitting (noun)
  • A breach or schism in a group or the faction resulting from such a breach (noun)
  • A dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream, covered with whipped cream, nuts, etc (noun)
  • A separated layer of an animal hide or skin other than the outer layer (noun)
  • Leather made from such a layer (noun)
  • A formation of the pins after the first bowl in which there is a large gap between two pins or groups of pins (noun)
  • An arrangement or process of dividing up loot or money (noun)
  • Having been split; divided (adjective)
  • Having a split or splits (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "split" in a sentence
  • "(Toggle Plain Text) $my @t = split (/\s+/); #split sentences into "words""
  • "$my @t = split (/\s+/); #split sentences into "words""
  • ""Then, if I _split_ it, what else _could_ it be but a split infinitive,"