split

If you and your boyfriend split, you are no longer together. If your pants split, they come open at the seam. If both of these happen in the same day, split! (Get out of here!)

Split means to come apart or rip in two. It can be used as a verb "let's split the apple in two" or as a noun "be careful to step over the split in the earth left by the quake." It implies some violence. When firemen split open your door, they need an axe to do it.

Primary Meanings of split

1.
vnadj
separate into parts or portions
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
having been divided; having the unity destroyed
2.
vn
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
division of a group into opposing factions
3.
n
extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
4.
n
a promised or claimed share of loot or money
5.
n
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
6.
n
(tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl
7.
n
an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
8.
n
a bottle containing half the usual amount
Full Definitions of split
1

v separate into parts or portions

Synonyms:
carve up, dissever, divide, divvy, separate, split up
Antonyms:
unify, unite
act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Types:
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subdivide
divide into smaller and smaller pieces
format, initialise, initialize
divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
sectionalise, sectionalize
divide into sections, especially into geographic sections
triangulate
divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
unitise, unitize
divide (bulk material) and process as units
lot
divide into lots, as of land, for example
parcel
divide into parts
sliver, splinter
divide into slivers or splinters
paragraph
divide into paragraphs, as of text
canton
divide into cantons, of a country
Balkanise, Balkanize
divide a territory into small, hostile states
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Synonyms:
cleave, rive
cleave
make by cutting into
Types:
maul
split (wood) with a maul and wedges
laminate
split (wood) into thin sheets
Type of:
tear
to separate or be separated by force

v come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Synonyms:
break open, burst
Types:
pop
burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
blow
burst suddenly
stave, stave in
burst or force (a hole) into something
Type of:
break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up
become separated into pieces or fragments

n the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

Synonyms:
rent, rip
Type of:
tear
the act of tearing

n an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Synonyms:
rent, rip, snag, tear
Type of:
gap, opening
an open or empty space in or between things

n a lengthwise crack in wood

“he inserted the wedge into a split in the log”
Type of:
cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure
a long narrow opening

adj having been divided; having the unity destroyed

“a split group”
Synonyms:
disconnected, disunited, fragmented
divided
separated into parts or pieces

adj (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain

“we bought split logs for the fireplace”
Synonyms:
cut
separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
2

v discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

“My friend and I split up”
Synonyms:
break, break up, part, separate, split up
Types:
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give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate
terminate a relationship abruptly
break apart, disunify
break up or separate
disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divorce
part; cease or break association with
break with
end a relationship
divorce, split up
get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
break away, secede, splinter
withdraw from an organization or communion
break, break away
interrupt a continued activity

v go one's own way; move apart

Synonyms:
part, separate
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disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out
move away from each other
break up
come apart
diffract
undergo diffraction
aerosolise, aerosolize
become dispersed as an aerosol
break
scatter or part
volley
be dispersed in a volley
disband, dissolve
stop functioning or cohering as a unit
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

n division of a group into opposing factions

Synonyms:
schism
Type of:
division
the act or process of dividing
3

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

Type of:
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt
a stunt performed by an acrobat
4

n a promised or claimed share of loot or money

“he demanded his split before they disbanded”
Type of:
part, percentage, portion, share
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
5

n a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts

Types:
banana split
a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream
Type of:
frozen dessert
any of various desserts prepared by freezing
6

n (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”
Type of:
formation
a particular spatial arrangement
7

n 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”
Synonyms:
split up, stock split
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something
8

n a bottle containing half the usual amount

Type of:
bottle, bottleful
the quantity contained in a bottle

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