Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (imp. & p. p.) of Split.
2. (v. t.) To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.
3. (v. t.) To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
4. (v. t.) To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.
5. (v. t.) To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.
6. (v. i.) To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.
7. (v. i.) To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
8. (v. i.) To separate into parties or factions.
9. (v. i.) To burst with laughter.
10. (v. i.) To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
11. (v. i.) to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value.
12. (n.) A crack, or longitudinal fissure.
13. (n.) A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
14. (n.) A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
15. (n.) Specif (Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
16. (n.) A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.
17. (n.) the substitution of more than one share of a corporation's stock for one share. The market price of the stock usually drops in proportion to the increase in outstanding shares of stock. The split may be in any ratio, as a two-for-one split; a three-for-two split.
18. (n.) the division by a player of one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value; the player is usually obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus created.
19. (a.) Divided; cleft.
20. (a.) Divided deeply; cleft.