Synonyms of split


1. split, acrobatic stunt, acrobatic feat

usage: extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)

2. split, bottle, bottleful

usage: a bottle containing half the usual amount

3. split, share, portion, part, percentage

usage: a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"

4. split, crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure

usage: a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

5. rip, rent, snag, split, tear, opening, gap

usage: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

6. Split

usage: an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

7. split, frozen dessert

usage: a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts

8. split, formation

usage: (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"

9. split, stock split, split up, increase, step-up

usage: 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"

10. rent, rip, split, tear

usage: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

11. schism, split, division

usage: division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"


1. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up, change integrity

usage: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

2. cleave, split, rive, tear

usage: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"

3. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

usage: 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"

4. separate, part, split, move

usage: go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"

5. burst, split, break open, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"


1. disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split, divided (vs. united)

usage: 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"

2. split, cut (vs. uncut)

usage: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"

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Definition and meaning of split (Dictionary)