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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\,  n. 
  1. 
  a  Basketwork  Any  of  the  three  or  four  strips  into 
  which  osiers  are  commonly  cleft  for  certain  kinds  of 
  work  --  usually  in  pl 
  b  (Weaving)  Any  of  the  dents  of  a  reed. 
  c  Any  of  the  air  currents  in  a  mine  formed  by  dividing  a 
  larger  current. 
 
  2.  Short  for  {Split  shot}  or  {stroke}. 
 
  3.  (Gymnastics)  The  feat  of  going  down  to  the  floor  so  that 
  the  legs  extend  in  a  straight  line  either  with  one  on 
  each  side  or  with  one  in  front  and  the  other  behind.  [Cant 
  or  Slang] 
 
  4.  A  small  bottle  (containing  about  half  a  pint)  of  some 
  drink;  --  so  called  as  containing  half  the  quantity  of  the 
  customary  smaller  commercial  size  of  bottle;  also  a  drink 
  of  half  the  usual  quantity;  a  half  glass.  [Cant  or  Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\,  a.  (Exchanges) 
  a  Divided  so  as  to  be  done  or  executed  part  at  one  time 
  or  price  and  part  at  another  time  or  price;  --  said  of 
  an  order  sale,  etc 
  b  Of  quotations,  given  in  sixteenth,  quotations  in 
  eighths  being  regular;  as  103/16  is  a  split 
  quotation. 
  c  (London  Stock  Exchange)  Designating  ordinary  stock 
  that  has  been  divided  into  preferred  ordinary  and 
  deferred  ordinary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\,  n. 
  A  crack,  or  longitudinal  fissure. 
 
  2.  A  breach  or  separation,  as  in  a  political  party;  a 
  division.  [Colloq.] 
 
  3.  A  piece  that  is  split  off  or  made  thin,  by  splitting;  a 
  splinter;  a  fragment. 
 
  4.  Specif  (Leather  Manuf.),  one  of  the  sections  of  a  skin 
  made  by  dividing  it  into  two  or  more  thicknesses. 
 
  5.  (Faro)  A  division  of  a  stake  happening  when  two  cards  of 
  the  kind  on  which  the  stake  is  laid  are  dealt  in  the  same 
  turn. 
 
  6.  (Finance)  the  substitution  of  more  than  one  share  of  a 
  corporation's  stock  for  one  share.  The  market  price  of  the 
  stock  usually  drops  in  proportion  to  the  increase  in 
  outstanding  shares  of  stock.  The  split  may  be  in  any 
  ratio,  as  a  two-for-one  split;  a  three-for-two  split. 
 
  7.  (Blackjack)  the  division  by  a  player  of  one  hand  of 
  blackjack  into  two  hands,  allowed  when  the  first  two  cards 
  dealt  to  a  player  have  the  same  value;  the  player  is 
  usually  obliged  to  increase  the  amount  wagered  by  placing 
  a  sum  equal  to  the  original  bet  on  the  new  hand  thus 
  created. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\  (spl[i^]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Split} 
  ({Splitted},  R.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Splitting}.]  [Probably  of 
  Scand.  or  Low  german  origin;  cf  Dan.  splitte,  LG  splitten, 
  OD  splitten,  spletten  D.  splijten  G.  spleissen  MHG. 
  spl[=i]zen.  Cf  {Splice},  {Splint},  {Splinter}.] 
  1.  To  divide  lengthwise;  to  separate  from  end  to  end  esp.  by 
  force;  to  divide  in  the  direction  of  the  grain  layers;  to 
  rive;  to  cleave;  as  to  split  a  piece  of  timber  or  a 
  board;  to  split  a  gem;  to  split  a  sheepskin. 
 
  Cold  winter  split  the  rocks  in  twain.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  burst;  to  rupture;  to  rend;  to  tear  asunder. 
 
  A  huge  vessel  of  exceeding  hard  marble  split  asunder 
  by  congealed  water.  --Boyle. 
 
  3.  To  divide  or  break  up  into  parts  or  divisions,  as  by 
  discord;  to  separate  into  parts  or  parties,  as  a  political 
  party;  to  disunite.  [Colloq.]  --South. 
 
  4.  (Chem.)  To  divide  or  separate  into  components;  --  often 
  used  with  up  as  to  split  up  sugar  into  alcohol  and 
  carbonic  acid. 
 
  {To  split  hairs},  to  make  distinctions  of  useless  nicety. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  part  asunder;  to  be  rent;  to  burst;  as  vessels  split 
  by  the  freezing  of  water  in  them 
 
  2.  To  be  broken;  to  be  dashed  to  pieces. 
 
  The  ship  splits  on  the  rock.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  separate  into  parties  or  factions.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  To  burst  with  laughter.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Each  had  a  gravity  would  make  you  split.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  To  divulge  a  secret;  to  betray  confidence;  to  peach. 
  [Slang]  --Thackeray. 
 
  6.  (Blackjack)  to  divide  one  hand  of  blackjack  into  two 
  hands,  allowed  when  the  first  two  cards  dealt  to  a  player 
  have  the  same  value. 
 
  {To  split  on  a  rock},  to  err  fatally;  to  have  the  hopes  and 
  designs  frustrated. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Split  \Split\,  a. 
  1.  Divided;  cleft. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Divided  deeply;  cleft. 
 
  {Split  pease},  hulled  pease  split  for  making  soup,  etc 
 
  {Split  pin}  (Mach.),  a  pin  with  one  end  split  so  that  it  may 
  be  spread  open  to  secure  it  in  its  place 
 
  {Split  pulley},  a  parting  pulley.  See  under  {Pulley}. 
 
  {Split  ring},  a  ring  with  overlapped  or  interlocked  ends 
  which  may  be  sprung  apart  so  that  objects,  as  keys,  may  be 
  strung  upon  the  ring  or  removed  from  it 
 
  {Split  ticket},  a  ballot  containing  the  names  of  only  a 
  portion  of  the  candidates  regularly  nominated  by  one 
  party,  other  names  being  substituted  for  those  omitted. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  split 
  adj  1:  being  divided  or  separated;  "split  between  love  and  hate" 
  2:  having  been  divided;  having  the  unity  destroyed; 
  "Congress...gave  the  impression  of...a  confusing  sum  of 
  disconnected  local  forces"-Samuel  Lubell;  "a  league  of 
  disunited  nations"-  E.B.White;  "a  fragmented  coalition"; 
  "a  split  group"  [syn:  {disconnected},  {disunited},  {fragmented}] 
  3:  broken  or  burst  apart  longitudinally;  "after  the 
  thunderstorm  we  found  a  tree  with  a  split  trunk";  "they 
  tore  big  juicy  chunks  from  the  heart  of  the  split 
  watermelon" 
  4:  having  a  long  rip  or  tear;  "a  split  lip"  [syn:  {cut}] 
  5:  (especially  of  wood)  cut  or  ripped  longitudinally  with  the 
  grain;  "we  bought  split  logs  for  the  fireplace" 
  n  1:  extending  the  legs  at  right  angles  to  the  trunks  (one  in 
  front  and  the  other  in  back) 
  2:  a  bottle  containing  half  the  usual  amount 
  3:  a  promised  or  claimed  share  of  loot  or  money;  "he  demanded 
  his  split  before  they  disbanded" 
  4:  a  lengthwise  crack  in  wood;  "he  inserted  the  wedge  into  a 
  split  in  the  log" 
  5:  an  opening  made  forcibly  as  by  pulling  apart;  "there  was  a 
  rip  in  his  pants"  [syn:  {rip},  {rent},  {tear}] 
  6:  a  dessert  of  sliced  fruit  and  ice  cream  covered  with  whipped 
  cream  and  cherries  and  nuts 
  7:  (tenpin  bowling)  a  divided  formation  of  pins  left  standing 
  after  the  first  bowl;  "he  was  winning  until  he  got  a  split 
  in  the  tenth  frame" 
  8:  an  increase  in  the  number  of  outstanding  shares  of  a 
  corporation  without  changing  the  shareholders'  equity; 
  "they  announced  a  two-for-one  split  of  the  common  stock" 
  [syn:  {stock  split},  {split  up}] 
  9:  the  act  of  rending  or  ripping  or  splitting  something  "he 
  gave  the  envelope  a  vigorous  rip"  [syn:  {rent},  {rip}] 
  10:  division  of  a  group  into  opposing  factions;  "another  schism 
  like  that  and  they  will  wind  up  in  bankruptcy"  [syn:  {schism}] 
  v  1:  separate  into  parts  or  portions;  "divide  the  cake  into  three 
  equal  parts";  "The  British  carved  up  the  Ottoman  Empire 
  after  World  War  I"  [syn:  {divide},  {split  up},  {separate}, 
  {dissever},  {carve  up}]  [ant:  {unite}] 
  2:  separate  or  cut  with  a  tool,  such  as  a  sharp  instrument; 
  "cleave  the  bone"  [syn:  {cleave},  {rive}] 
  3:  discontinue  an  association  or  relation;  go  different  ways; 
  "The  business  partners  broke  over  a  tax  question";  "The 
  couple  separated  after  25  years  of  marriage";  "My  friend 
  and  I  split  up"  [syn:  {separate},  {part},  {split  up},  {break}, 
  {break  up}] 
  4:  go  one's  own  away  move  apart;  "The  friends  separated  after 
  the  party"  [syn:  {separate},  {part}] 
  5:  break  open  or  apart  suddenly;  "The  bubble  burst"  [syn:  {burst}, 
  {break  open}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  split 
 
  {chunker} 
 
 




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