Nearby words

  1. splint,
  2. splint bone,
  3. splinter,
  4. splinter group,
  5. splintery,
  6. split brain,
  7. split cane,
  8. split decision,
  9. split end,
  10. split ends

Idioms

    split hairs. hair(def 11).
    split the difference. difference(def 13).

Origin of split

1570–80; 1950–55 for def 13; < Dutch splitten; akin to splijten, German spleissen to split

Related formssplit·ta·ble, adjectivepre·split, adjectiveun·split, adjectiveun·split·ta·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for splittable

Split

/ (Croatian split) /

noun

a port and resort in W Croatia on the Adriatic: remains of the palace of Diocletian (295–305). Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Spalato

split

/ (splɪt) /

verb splits, splitting or split

noun

adjective

having been split; dividedsplit logs
having a split or splitshair with split ends
See also splits, split up

Derived Formssplitter, noun

Word Origin for split

C16: from Middle Dutch splitten to cleave; related to Middle High German splīzen; see splice

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Word Origin and History for splittable
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Medicine definitions for splittable

split

[ splĭt ]

v.

To divide from end to end or along the grain by or as if by a sharp blow; tear.
To break, burst, or rip apart with force; rend.
To separate; disunite.
To break apart or divide a chemical compound into simpler constituents.

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