verb (used with object), split, split·ting.
verb (used without object), split, split·ting.
Origin of split
Related formssplit·ta·ble, adjectivepre·split, adjectiveun·split, adjectiveun·split·ta·ble, adjective
Definition for split (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for split
The conspirators were split into two teams, “Alpha” and “Bravo.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you look at the history, you can really understand why the parties are so divided and why the public is so split.
Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most critically, the split perspectives of Noah and Alison need to marry more elegantly.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Democrats split over moves to weaken Wall Street reforms, and Republicans pouted over lost leverage.
The split portion of the hub is made to grip the shaft by means of a heavy clamp ring and set screw.Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery|Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
The main bearing bosses were split at a 45 angle for ease of assembly.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design|Leonard S. Hobbs.
Beaver are split but stretched round and should be left in the hoop or stretcher for several days.Fur Farming|A. R. Harding
Depend upon it, tryin to split peperage logs ain't nothin to it.
Trees were to be cut down and wood was to be chopped, sawed, and split for the coming summer.Rural Life and the Rural School|Joseph Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for split (1 of 2)
verb splits, splitting or split
- to settle a dispute by effecting a compromise in which both sides give way to the same extent
- to divide a remainder equally
- a separated layer of an animal hide or skin other than the outer layer
- leather made from such a layer