Burst vs Split - What's the difference?

burst | split |


As a noun burst

is an instance of, or the act of bursting .

As a verb burst

is to break from internal pressure.

As a proper noun split is

a port city in croatia.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

burst

English

(wikipedia burst)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An instance of, or the act of bursting .
  • The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.
  • A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.
  • Derived terms

    * cloudburst

    Verb

  • To break from internal pressure.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • To cause to break from internal pressure.
  • (obsolete) To cause to break by any means.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You will not pay for the glasses you have burst ?
  • * Fairfax
  • He burst his lance against the sand below.
  • To separate formfeed at perforation lines.
  • To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.
  • * 1856 : (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part III Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  • He entered Maromme shouting for the people of the inn, burst open the door with a thrust of his shoulder, made for a sack of oats, emptied a bottle of sweet cider into the manger, and again mounted his nag, whose feet struck fire as it dashed along.
  • * 1913 , (Mariano Azuela), The Underdogs, translated by E. MunguÍa, Jr.
  • Like hungry dogs who have sniffed their meat, the mob bursts in, trampling down the women who sought to bar the entrance with their bodies.
  • To produce as an effect of bursting.
  • to burst a hole through the wall

    Derived terms

    * burst forth * burst into flame * burst out * burst someone's bubble

    split

    English

    Adjective

    (split exact sequence) (-)
  • See (verb).
  • Republicans appear split on the centerpiece of Mr. Obama's economic recovery plan.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=With the descent of the cold war, relations between the two countries (for this is, to all intents and purposes, what they became after the end of the war) were almost completely broken off, with whole families split for the ensuing decades, some for ever.}}
  • (algebra, of a short exact sequence) Having the middle group equal to the direct product of the others.
  • Comprising half decaffeinated and half caffeinated espresso.
  • Derived terms

    * split-shot

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A crack or longitudinal fissure.
  • A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  • A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  • (leather manufacture) One of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  • The acrobatic feat of spreading the legs flat on the floor 180 degrees apart, either sideways to the body or with one leg in front and one behind, thus lowering the body completely to the floor.
  • (baseball, slang) A split-finger fastball.
  • He’s got a nasty split .
  • (bowling) A result of a first throw that leaves two or more pins standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  • A dessert or confection resembling a banana split.
  • A unit of measure used for champagne or other spirits: 18.75 centiliter or 1/4 quarter of a standard .75 liter bottle. Commercially comparable to 1/20th (US) gallon, which is 1/2 of a fifth.
  • A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters, 1/2 the volume of a standard .75 liter bottle; a demi.
  • (athletics) The elapsed time at specific intermediate point(s) in a race.
  • In the 3000m race, his 800m split was 1:45.32
  • (construction) A tear resulting from tensile stresses.
  • (gambling) A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.
  • (music) A recording containing songs by multiple artists.
  • Verb

  • (ergative) Of something solid, to divide fully or partly along a more or less straight line.
  • * (Robert Boyle) (1627-1691)
  • a huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water
  • To share; to divide.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom. This system splits water molecules and delivers some of their electrons to other molecules that help build up carbohydrates.}}
  • (slang) To leave.
  • to separate or break up.
  • To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The ship splits on the rock.
  • To burst out laughing.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Each had a gravity would make you split .
  • (slang, dated) To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  • (Thackeray)
  • (sports) In athletics (esp. baseball), when both teams involved in a doubleheader each win one game and lose another game.
  • (split)
  • Derived terms

    * side-splitting * split up (verb )