split in

split in something

to divide into a certain number of groups. (The something can be half, thirds, two, quarters, etc.) Lightning struck the big tree and the trunk split in half. The vase dropped and split in quarters.
See also: split
References in classic literature ?
The willow wand was split in twain, as though it had met a hunter's knife.
There came a day, in this land of plenty, when the wolf-pack split in half and went in different directions.
The Methodists have a good choir; and you can't deny, Cornelia, that the singing in our church is awful since the split in the choir.
The IRS's strategy appears to be to continue litigating the issue until there is a split in the circuits, inviting Supreme Court review.
Certiorari was granted because of the split in the circuit courts that is reflected in the cases contained in endnote 2.
March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Protective Life Corporation (NYSE: PL) has declared a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend to be distributed April 1, 1998, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 1998.
NYSE: HCC) announced today, that its Board of Directors declared a 5 for 2 stock split in the form of a 150 percent stock dividend on its shares of $1.
26 per diluted share, adjusted for the three-for-two stock split in November 2000.
NYSE: VTA), announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a 3-for-2 stock split in the form of a 50% stock dividend at its meeting on Nov.
A): All share references are adjusted for the 50 percent common stock split in the form of a common stock dividend paid July 30, 1993.
HOUSTON, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC) today declared a 1-for-2 stock split in the form of a 50 percent stock dividend that will raise the number of Common and Class B Common shares outstanding to 6.
NASDAQ-NMS: HCCH) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a 3 for 2 stock split in the form of a dividend on its shares of $1.
NYSE: AIF), and to effect a one- for-four reverse split in the company's common stock.
AMEX: GNA) announced today the declaration of a 3-for-2 stock split in the form of a 50 percent stock dividend payable on Sept.
In addition, the stock split reflects the strong gain in Jefferson-Pilot's stock price since our last stock split in 1986.