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a seaport in S Croatia, on the Adriatic: Roman ruins.
the Italian name for Split
verb splits, splitting, split
to break or cause to break, esp forcibly, by cleaving into separate pieces, often into two roughly equal pieces: to split a brick
to separate or be separated from a whole: he split a piece of wood from the block
to separate or be separated into factions, usually through discord
(often foll by up) to separate or cause to separate through a disagreement
when tr, often foll by up. to divide or be divided among two or more persons: split up the pie among the three of us
(slang) to depart; leave: let’s split, we split the scene
(transitive) to separate (something) into its components by interposing something else: to split a word with hyphens
(slang) (intransitive) usually foll by on. to betray the trust, plans, etc (of); inform: he split on me to the cops
(transitive) (US, politics) to mark (a ballot, etc) so as to vote for the candidates of more than one party: he split the ticket
(transitive) to separate (an animal hide or skin) into layers
split hairs, to make a fine but needless distinction
split one’s sides, to laugh very heartily
split the difference

to settle a dispute by effecting a compromise in which both sides give way to the same extent
to divide a remainder equally

the act or process of splitting
a gap or rift caused or a piece removed by the process of splitting
a breach or schism in a group or the faction resulting from such a breach
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream, covered with whipped cream, nuts, etc: banana split
See Devonshire split

a separated layer of an animal hide or skin other than the outer layer
leather made from such a layer

(tenpin bowling) a formation of the pins after the first bowl in which there is a large gap between two pins or groups of pins
(informal) an arrangement or process of dividing up loot or money
having been split; divided: split logs
having a split or splits: hair with split ends
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 (splĭt)
v. split, split·ting, splits

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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