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Definitions of divide

  1. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a line that divides two adjacent river systems Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make a division or separation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. To subject to arithmetical division. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To cause separation; to disunite. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To break friendship; to fall out. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To have a share; to partake. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To cut into two or more parts; separate; keep apart; distribute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To separate; cleave; diverge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. A watershed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. DIVIDEDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To part asunder; separate into parts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To part or open. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. di-v[=i]d', v.t. to part asunder: to part among, to allot, &c.: to set at variance: to separate into two parts (as in voting).--v.i. to part or open: to break friendship: to vote by separating into two bodies.--n. (coll.) the act of dividing: (esp. in U.S.) a watershed.--adj. DIVID'ABLE (rare), divisible: (Shak.) divided.--adv. DIVID'EDLY.--n. DIVID'ER, that which divides: a kind of compasses for dividing lines, &c.--adj. DIVID'ING, separating.--n. separation.--n. DIVID'ING-EN'GINE, an instrument for graduating the scales of scientific apparatus.--adjs. DIVID'UAL (Milt.), shared in common with others; DIVID'UOUS, special, accidental. [L. divid[)e]re, divisum--dis, asunder, root vid, to separate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Separate (t. & i.) into parts, split or break up; make way through, make (way &c.) through; mark out actually or mentally in parts, fall into parts, make classification in, distinguish kinds of; sunder, part, cut off, (things, thing from); cause to disagree, set at variance, distract; distribute, deal out. (among, between); share with others; (Math.) see how often number contains another (d. 20 by 3), do DIVISION, (of number) go into (number) without remainder; part (t. & i. of House of Parliament, meeting, &c.) into two sets in voting. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. (United States &c.). Watershed. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (Math.) To mark with graduation line, as to divide the arc of a sextant. Dividers, compasses used in mechanical drawing. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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