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Definitions of divide

  1. To part; to open; to cleave; to break friendship; to vote by the division of a legislative house into two parts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To separate into parts; sunder; part; diverge; differ; portion out; apportion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To subject to arithmetical division. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To part asunder: to part among, to allot, etc.: to set at variance: to separate into two parts (as in voting). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To part asunder; separate into parts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cause separation; to disunite. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To break friendship; to fall out. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To have a share; to partake. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To part or open: to break friendship: to vote by separating into two bodies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To part or open. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. make a division or separation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. To part a thing into two or more pieces; to separate by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; to make partition of among a number; to open or cleave; to disunite in opinion or interest, or make discordant; to embarrass; to distribute; to make dividends; to share; to separate into two, for ascertaining opinions for and against a measure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To separate or part; to part a thing into two or more pieces; to keep apart; to distribute; to give in shares; to part or open; to cleave; to vote, as in Parliament. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A watershed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. DIVIDEDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for divide

  1. However, if he was doing this only for his treasure, he was prepared to divide that with him if he would leave him and his sons in peace. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. It will be time enough to quarrel when we come to divide the spoils. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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