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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)

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.

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,"