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
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.
noun, Chiefly New York City. 1. a smooth, pink rubber ball used in playing catch, stickball, etc.
noun 1. a chip or splinter, as of stone or ore. verb (used with object) 2. to break into smaller pieces, as ore; split or chip. verb (used without object) 3. to break or split off in chips or bits. noun 1. a splinter or chip of ore, rock, or stone verb 2. to split […]
noun 1. Lazzaro [lahd-dzah-raw] /ˈlɑd dzɑ rɔ/ (Show IPA), 1729–99, Italian biologist. noun 1. Lazzaro. 1729–99, Italian physiologist, noted esp for his experimental studies of microorganisms and his work on animal reproduction and digestion Spallanzani Spal·lan·za·ni (spāl’ən-zä’nē, späl’länt-sä’nē), Lazzaro. 1729-1799. Italian physiologist who disproved the theory that microorganisms do not generate spontaneously. He is also […]
noun, Physics. 1. a nuclear reaction in which several nucleons are released from the nucleus of an atom. noun 1. (physics) a type of nuclear reaction in which a photon or particle hits a nucleus and causes it to emit many other particles or photons spallation spal·la·tion (spô-lā’shən) n. A nuclear reaction in which nuclei […]