verb (used with object), split, split·ting.
verb (used without object), split, split·ting.
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Origin of split
OTHER WORDS FROM splitsplit·ta·ble, adjectivepre·split, adjectiveun·split, adjectiveun·split·ta·ble, adjective
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Definition for splits (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for splits
I run between 15 and 25 miles most weeks (at around 7:15 splits).
The plot follows a couple who splits as the husband pursues a younger woman around the age of 21.What You Should Know About Woody Allen's Feud With Mia and Ronan Farrow|Marina Watts|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Labor's Yachimovitch is promising parliamentary rescue if Likud splits apart.
In Louie, comedian Louis C.K. plays a version of himself who splits caregiving with his wife.Pop Culture’s House Husbands Lag Behind the Reality in American Homes|Soraya Roberts|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In years where the Academy splits on picture and director, one of the winners comes as a surprise.Oscar’s Best Director: Steven Spielberg vs. David O. Russell|Ramin Setoodeh|February 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Poles call it gwozdiec or gwodziec, which signifies a nail that splits the wood into which it is driven.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
The endocarp, which is ordinarily designated as the shell, is very hard and splits more or less easily into two equal parts.
No one else raises such a variety of empty and vexatious quibbles, and splits hairs with such surprising versatility.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
I remember, when a boy, carrying the splits for a servant of the family, called Sam Wham.Tales from Blackwood, Volume 7|Various
It is a tough wood, which splits readily, and is therefore admirably suited for posts.Out on the Pampas|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for splits (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for splits (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for splits (3 of 3)
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