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splin·ter

 (splĭn′tər)
n.
1. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
2. A splinter group.
v. splin·tered, splin·ter·ing, splin·ters
v.intr.
To split or break into sharp, slender pieces; form splinters.
v.tr.
To cause to splinter. See Synonyms at break.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch.]

splin′ter·y adj.

splinter

(ˈsplɪntə)
n
1. a very small sharp piece of wood, glass, metal, etc, characteristically long and thin, broken off from a whole
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a metal fragment, from the container of a shell, bomb, etc, thrown out during an explosion
vb
3. to reduce or be reduced to sharp fragments; shatter
4. to break or be broken off in small sharp fragments
[C14: from Middle Dutch splinter; see splint]

splin•ter

(ˈsplɪn tər)

n.
1. a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body.
v.t.
2. to split or break into splinters.
3. to break off (something) in splinters.
4. to split or break (a larger group) into separate factions or independent groups.
5. Obs. to secure or support by a splint or splints.
v.i.
6. to be split or broken into splinters.
7. to break off in splinters.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch]
splin′ter•y, adj.

splinter


Past participle: splintered
Gerund: splintering

Imperative
splinter
splinter
Present
I splinter
you splinter
he/she/it splinters
we splinter
you splinter
they splinter
Preterite
I splintered
you splintered
he/she/it splintered
we splintered
you splintered
they splintered
Present Continuous
I am splintering
you are splintering
he/she/it is splintering
we are splintering
you are splintering
they are splintering
Present Perfect
I have splintered
you have splintered
he/she/it has splintered
we have splintered
you have splintered
they have splintered
Past Continuous
I was splintering
you were splintering
he/she/it was splintering
we were splintering
you were splintering
they were splintering
Past Perfect
I had splintered
you had splintered
he/she/it had splintered
we had splintered
you had splintered
they had splintered
Future
I will splinter
you will splinter
he/she/it will splinter
we will splinter
you will splinter
they will splinter
Future Perfect
I will have splintered
you will have splintered
he/she/it will have splintered
we will have splintered
you will have splintered
they will have splintered
Future Continuous
I will be splintering
you will be splintering
he/she/it will be splintering
we will be splintering
you will be splintering
they will be splintering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been splintering
you have been splintering
he/she/it has been splintering
we have been splintering
you have been splintering
they have been splintering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been splintering
you will have been splintering
he/she/it will have been splintering
we will have been splintering
you will have been splintering
they will have been splintering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been splintering
you had been splintering
he/she/it had been splintering
we had been splintering
you had been splintering
they had been splintering
Conditional
I would splinter
you would splinter
he/she/it would splinter
we would splinter
you would splinter
they would splinter
Past Conditional
I would have splintered
you would have splintered
he/she/it would have splintered
we would have splintered
you would have splintered
they would have splintered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splinter - a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
chip, fleck, scrap, bit, flake - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
Verb1.splinter - withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
break up, part, split, split up, separate, break - discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
2.splinter - divide into slivers or splinters
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
3.splinter - break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"

splinter

noun
1. sliver, fragment, chip, needle, shaving, flake, paring a splinter in the finger
verb
1. shatter, split, fracture, shiver, disintegrate, break into fragments, smash into smithereens The ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.

splinter

verb
1. To crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain:
2. To break away or withdraw from membership in an association or a federation.Also used with off:
Informal: split.
Translations
شَظِيَّةشَظِيَّهيَتَشَظّى، يَنْفَلِق
třískaodštěpitrozštípatštěpitštípat
splintsplintre
hajotahajottaalastupirstalesäle
krhotina
darabokra törikszálka
flísflísa
破片
파편
splintersplintergroep
rozštiepiťtrieska
drobec
sticka
เศษเล็กๆ ที่แตกออก
kıymıkparçala mak
mảnh vụn

splinter

[ˈsplɪntəʳ]
A. N [of wood, metal] → astilla f; [of glass] → fragmento m; [of bone] → esquirla f, fragmento m
I've got a splinter in my fingertengo una astilla en el dedo
B. VIastillarse, hacerse astillas (fig) [party] → escindirse
to splinter off fromescindirse or separarse de
C. VT
1. (lit) → astillar, hacer astillas
2. (fig) [+ party] → dividir
D. CPD splinter group Ngrupo m disidente, facción f
splinter party Npartido m nuevo (formado a raíz de la escisión de otro)

splinter

[ˈsplɪntər]
n
(under skin) [wood] → écharde f
[metal] → éclat m; [glass] → éclat m
vi
[wood] → se fendre en éclats; [bone, glass] → se briser en éclats
[group, party] → se scinder
vt
[+ wood, rock] → fendre en éclats; [+ glass] → briser
[+ group, party] → scindersplinter group ngroupe m dissident

splinter

nSplitter m
vt(zer)splittern; (with axe) woodzerhacken; (fig) partyspalten
vi(zer)splittern; (fig: party) → sich spalten; to splinter offabsplittern; (fig)sich abspalten

splinter

:
splinter group
splinter party
n (Pol) → Splitterpartei f
splinterproof
adjsplitterfrei

splinter

[ˈsplɪntəʳ]
1. nscheggia
2. vi (wood, glass) → scheggiarsi (fig) (party) → staccarsi, scindersi
3. vt (wood, glass) → scheggiare (fig) (party) → scindere

splint

(splint) noun
a piece of wood etc used to keep a broken arm or leg in a fixed position while it heals.
ˈsplinter noun
a small sharp broken piece of wood etc. The rough plank gave her a splinter in her finger.
verb
to split into splinters. The door splintered under the heavy blow.

splinter

شَظِيَّة tříska splint Splitter σκλήθρα astilla lastu écharde krhotina scheggia 破片 파편 splinter splint odłamek lasca щепка sticka เศษเล็กๆ ที่แตกออก kıymık mảnh vụn 裂片

splinter

n. espina; esquirla; astilla.

splinter

n astilla
References in classic literature ?
A hundred youths, who had hitherto been restrained by the diffidence of their years, rushed in a frantic body on the fancied emblem of their enemy, and severed it asunder, splinter by splinter, until nothing remained of the trunk but its roots in the earth.
So he set his ear to the crack and listened, and listened, and listened, and the steps a-scraping around out there all the time; and at last he nudged us, and we slid out, and stooped down, not breathing, and not making the least noise, and slipped stealthy towards the fence in Injun file, and got to it all right, and me and Jim over it; but Tom's britches catched fast on a splinter on the top rail, and then he hear the steps coming, so he had to pull loose, which snapped the splinter and made a noise; and as he dropped in our tracks and started somebody sings out:
His gun burst while out on the hills by himself; a splinter cut his arm, and he lost a good deal of blood before he could reach home.
If those eyes of yours were bed-winches," returned Miss Pross, "and I was an English four-poster, they shouldn't loose a splinter of me.
Suddenly a broad grin overspread his face, for a turn of the girl's body had revealed Geeka of the ivory head and the rat skin torso--Geeka of the splinter limbs and the disreputable appearance.
After great trouble, occasioned by the intractable ferocity of his captive during the home voyage, he at length succeeded in lodging it safely at his own residence in Paris, where, not to attract toward himself the unpleasant curiosity of his neighbors, he kept it carefully secluded, until such time as it should recover from a wound in the foot, received from a splinter on board ship.
Todd cured the young man—Of a ball that the Judge had shot into him—for all the world as easy as I could pick out a splinter with my darning-needle.
The priest was holding a splinter of the broken wood between his finger and thumb, and did not immediately reply.
A splinter of wood falling inward from the door announced the headway that our enemies were making toward us.
It has its Greek Convent, and the coffee there is good, but never a splinter of the true cross or bone of a hallowed saint to arrest the idle thoughts of worldlings and turn them into graver channels.
But they who received the order to fire trembled so that three guards fell by the discharge, and the five remaining balls hissed on to splinter the vault, plow the ground, or indent the pillars of the cavern.
At last he ran a course with a certain great knight, Sir Walter of Lancaster, yet, though my son was so youthful, he kept his seat, albeit both spears were shivered to the heft; but it happened that a splinter of my boy's lance ran through the visor of Sir Walter's helmet and pierced through his eye into his brain, so that he died ere his esquire could unlace his helm.