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Meaning of SPLINTER

Pronunciation:  'splintur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
  2. [v]  break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
  3. [v]  divide into slivers or splinters
  4. [v]  withdraw from an organization or communion

SPLINTER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: break away, flinders, secede, sliver, sliver, sliver
 See Also: bit, break, break up, break up, carve up, chip, dissever, divide, flake, fleck, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, part, scrap, separate, split, split up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Splin"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Splintered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Splintering}.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See
    {Splint}, n., {Split}.]
    1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as,
       the lightning splinters a tree.
             After splintering their lances, they wheeled about,
             and . . . abandoned the field to the enemy.
    2. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a
       broken limb. --Bp. Wren.
  2. \Splin"ter\, v. i.
    To become split into long pieces.
  3. \Splin"ter\, n. [See {Splinter}, v., or {Splint}, n.]
    A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood,
    bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as,
    splinters of a ship's mast rent off by a shot.
    {Splinter bar}.
    (a) A crossbar in a coach, which supports the springs.
    (b) The bar to which the traces are attached; a roller bolt;
        a whiffletree.
Computing Dictionary

A pl/i interpreter with debugging features.

[Sammet 1969, p.600].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a splinter, suggests that you are letting petty and trivial things upset you. As a result you are hindering your progress. Try not to take other's opinions and remarks personally.