splinter

  • 1 Splinter — may refer to: * a sharp fragment of material, usually wood, metal, or fiberglass, see [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/splinter wiktionary entry for splinter ] . * Splinter or Schism (organizational), a division of an organization or movement into… …

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  • 2 Splinter — Splinter …

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  • 3 splinter — late 14c., from M.Du. splinter, splenter a splinter, related to splinte (see SPLINT (Cf. splint)). The verb is from 1580s; figurative sense from c.1600. Related: Splintered; splintering. The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935 …

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  • 4 Splinter — Splin ter, n. [See {Splinter}, v., or {Splint}, n.] A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood, bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as, splinters of a ship s mast rent off by a shot. [1913 Webster] {Splinter bar} …

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  • 5 splinter — [n] thin piece of solid bit, chip, flake, fragment, needle, paring, shaving, sliver, wood; concepts 471,479,831 splinter [v] break into thin, small pieces break to smithereens*, burst, disintegrate, fracture, fragment, pash, rive, shatter, shiver …

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  • 6 splinter — [splin′tər] vt., vi. [ME < MDu, akin to splinte,SPLINT] 1. to break or split into thin, sharp pieces 2. to break into small parts or into groups with divergent views; fragment n. 1. a thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, etc., made by splitting or …

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  • 7 Splinter — Splin ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Splintered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Splintering}.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See {Splint}, n., {Split}.] 1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 8 Splinter — Splin ter, v. i. To become split into long pieces. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 splinter — index break (fracture), rend, separate, sever, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 Splinter — Sm spleißen …

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  • 11 splinter n — splinter group …

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  • 12 splinter — ► NOUN ▪ a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, etc. broken off from a larger piece. ► VERB ▪ break into splinters. DERIVATIVES splintery adjective. ORIGIN Dutch …

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  • 13 splinter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ tiny ▪ glass, metal, wood, wooden VERB + SPLINTER ▪ get, have …

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  • 14 Splinter — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Splinter est un album du groupe de trip hop Sneaker Pimps sorti en 1999. Splinter est un album du groupe punk rock The Offspring. Splinter est un film… …

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  • 15 splinter — n. 1) to get; have a splinter (in one s finger) 2) to extract, get out, remove a splinter (she got the splinter out of my finger) * * * [ splɪntə] get out have a splinter (in one s finger) remove a splinter (she got the splinter out of my finger) …

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  • 16 splinter — splin|ter1 [ˈsplıntə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Dutc] a small sharp piece of wood, glass, or metal, that has broken off a larger piece ▪ I ve got a splinter in my finger. splinter of ▪ splinters of glass >splintery adj splinter 2… …

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  • 17 splinter — I UK [ˈsplɪntə(r)] / US [ˈsplɪntər] noun [countable] Word forms splinter : singular splinter plural splinters a small sharp piece of material such as wood or glass that has broken off a bigger piece II UK [ˈsplɪntə(r)] / US [ˈsplɪntər] verb Word… …

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  • 18 splinter — v. & n. v.tr. & intr. break into fragments. n. a small thin sharp edged piece broken off from wood, stone, etc. Phrases and idioms: splinter bar Brit. a crossbar in a vehicle to which traces are attached; a swingletree. splinter group (or party)… …

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  • 19 splinter — splin|ter1 [ splıntər ] noun count a small sharp piece of material such as wood or glass that has broken off a bigger piece splinter splin|ter 2 [ splıntər ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to break, or to break something, into small sharp… …

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  • 20 splinter — 1. noun /ˈsplɪn.tə,ˈsplɪn.tɚ,ˈsplɪn.ɚ/ a) A long, sharp fragment of material; often wood. b) A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership. Syn …

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