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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 ?
Some persons even got a splinter in their heart, and then it made one shudder, for their heart became like a lump of ice.
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:
Had that wit been all of the arrogant, upstanding Van Horn, and had it gone out as the flickering flame of a splinter of wood goes out when it is quite burnt to a powder-fluff of ash?
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.
Two splinters of wood, and some linen for a bandage.
The patches of grass were splinters of wood, and where neither grass nor sawdust showed was a solid wooden flooring.
Kelly ripped up a bottom board and began paddling, but dropped it with a cry of pain as its splinters drove into his hands.
Pena, that the Queen Mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the King her husband's nativity to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duel; at which the Queen laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels: but he was slain upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staff of Montgomery going in at his beaver.
It follows them from an earlier date and could not easily be changed, and it may serve to recall to an elder generation than this the time when their author was breaking so many lances in the great, forgotten war between Realism and Romanticism that the floor of the "Editor's Study" in Harper's Magazine was strewn with the embattled splinters.
It was a mere mass of splinters now, crushed out of shape against the rocks.
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.
More than one, in digging underneath the wheel, was dangerously injured by the splinters of stone.