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 splits (2 of 2)
Examples 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