(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having been divided; having the unity destroyed

- a split group

Similar word(s): divided, disconnected, disunited, fragmented

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

- we bought split logs for the fireplace

Similar word(s): cut

Sentences with split as an adjective:

- Republicans appear split on the centerpiece of Mr. Obama's economic recovery plan.

- is a split quotation.


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

Definition categories: act

2. a bottle containing half the usual amount

Definition categories: quantity, bottle, bottleful

3. a promised or claimed share of loot or money

- he demanded his split before they disbanded

Definition categories: possession, part, percentage, portion, share

4. a lengthwise crack in wood

- he inserted the wedge into a split in the log

Definition categories: object, cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

5. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Similar word(s): rent, rip, snag, tear

Definition categories: object, gap, opening

6. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

Definition categories: location

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

Definition categories: food

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

Definition categories: man–made, formation

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

Definition categories: act, increase

10. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

Similar word(s): rent, rip

Definition categories: act, tear

11. division of a group into opposing factions

Similar word(s): schism

Definition categories: act, division

Sentences with split as a noun:

- He’s got a nasty split.

- In the 3000m race, his 800m split was 1:45.32


1. separate into parts or portions

Similar word(s): dissever, divide, separate

Definition categories: social

2. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Similar word(s): cleave, rive

Definition categories: contact, tear

3. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

- My friend and I split up

Similar word(s): break, part, separate

Definition categories: social

4. go one's own way; move apart

Similar word(s): part, separate

Definition categories: motion, move

5. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Similar word(s): burst

Definition categories: change, break, separate

Sentences with split as a verb:

- He has split his lip.

- We split the money among three people.

- Let's split this scene and see if we can find a real party.

- Did you hear Dick and Jane split? They'll probably get a divorce.

- Boston split with Philadelphia in a doubleheader, winning the first game 3-1 before losing 2-0 in the nightcap.