Splitting
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 or layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin. [1913 Webster]

Cold winter split the rocks in twain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder. [1913 Webster]

A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Chem.) To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. [1913 Webster]

{To split hairs}, to make distinctions of useless nicety. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • splitting — adjective Date: 1593 that splits or causes to split: as a. causing a piercing sensation < a splitting headache > b. very fast or quick < racing off at a splitting pace Charles Dickens > c. sidesplitting < a splitting laugh > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splitting — 1. noun a) The action of the verb to split. In other words, something troubling, such as being discovered in the toilets in a shaming way, can be both remembered and also pushed to the periphery of consciousness, a process that psychotherapists… …   Wiktionary

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