- verb to divide something into parts
- verb to divide or come apart
- noun a break along a line, especially in wood, plastic or rubber
- A crack extending completely through a piece of wood or veneer.
- A tear in a built-up membrane resulting from tensile stresses.
- A masonry unit one-half the height of a standard unit.
- verb if something such as a sauce splits, the ingredients do not mix together as they should
- verb to divide something, or become divided
- verb to leave. A piece of American slang that came to Britain in the hippy era, it is a shortening of the earlier beatnik term ‘split the scene’ (from the notion of separating oneself from a group or gathering).
- a small bottle size containing 187.5 ml or one quarter of a standard 750 ml bottle, normally used for Champagne or wine served on aeroplanes or trains or in hotels
Origin & History of “split”
Split was borrowed from middle Dutch splitten. this, like German spleissen ‘splice’ and English splice (16th c.), goes back to a prehistoric base *spleid-, which may have been related to *spel-, the source of English spill.