- separated into parts; parted
- having a center strip, as of turf, separating traffic moving in opposite directions: a divided highway
- having distinct indentations or notches reaching to the base or midrib, as in certain compound leaves
- disagreeing or differing in opinion
- Separated into parts or pieces.
- Being in a state of disagreement or disunity: a divided nation.
- Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities: divided loyalties.
- Separated by distance: a child divided from her familiar surroundings.
- Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated: divided highways.
- Botany Having indentations extending to the midrib or base and forming distinct lobes: divided leaves.
- simple past tense and past participle of divide
Variant of divide
transitive verbdivided, dividing
- to separate into parts; split up; sever
- to separate into groups; classify
- to make or keep separate by or as by a boundary or partition
- to give out in shares; apportion; distribute
- to cause disagreement between or among; alienate
- to separate (a parliamentary body) into groups in voting on a question
- to separate into equal parts by a divisor
- to function as a divisor of
- Mech. to mark off the divisions of; graduate; gradate
Origin of divideMiddle English dividen ; from Classical Latin dividere, to separate, divide, distribute ; from di- (; from dis-, apart) + base seen in vidua, widow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form weidh-, to separate (prob. ; from wi-, apart + dhē, set, do)
- to be or become separate; part
- to differ in opinion; disagree
- to separate into groups in voting on a question: said of a parliament, esp. that of the United Kingdom
- to share
- to do division
- to undergo division; be divisible (by)
- the act of dividing
- ☆ a ridge that divides two drainage areas; watershed
- a division; boundary