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  • n  extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • n  a bottle containing half the usual amount
  • n  a promised or claimed share of loot or money
    he demanded his split before they disbanded
  • n  a lengthwise crack in wood
    he inserted the wedge into a split in the log
  • n  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
  • n  an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
  • n  a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
  • n  (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
  • n  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
  • n  the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
  • n  division of a group into opposing factions
  • v  separate into parts or portions
  • v  separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  • v  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    My friend and I split up
  • v  go one's own way; move apart
  • v  come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
  • s  having been divided; having the unity destroyed
    a split group
  • s  (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
    we bought split logs for the fireplace

  • Lesley Hazleton, author of After the Prophet, talks to PTI about the origins and importance of the split between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims.
  • Sweden's Communist Party set up business by splitting away from the Social Democrats in 1919 and never got over its splintering ways.
  • Corporations have many ways to demonstrate strength, from capital expansion to dividend increases, but the stock split is becoming one of the most popular.
News & Articles

  • Split Shawnee Co. Commission approves elections conference
    An out-of-state conference split the Shawnee County Commission on Thursday, revealing a few high-ticket expenses from the elections department set for next year.
    June 13, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • Bobcats split with Marion
    Marion 2, Benton 0 Benton Community split in home baseball doubleheader with Marion, Monday, June 10, at Van Horne. They lost the first game. Marion’s Levi Lochner threw a no-hitter, striking out eight and walking six. Losing pitcher Mitch Moser threw a three-hitter, allowing two earned runs, walking two and striking out eight. Team 1 [...]
    June 13, 2013 - Star Press Union
  • Poll: Americans split on how to address military sex assaults
    New poll finds split over whether military law should be changed to deal with growing problem.
    June 12, 2013 - Washington Post

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