intransitive verb-·vid′ed, -·vid′ing
- to divide further after previous division has been made
- to divide (land) into small parcels for sale, as by a real-estate firm
Origin of subdivideMiddle English subdividen from Late Latin subdividere: see sub- and divide
verbsub·di·vid·ed, sub·di·vid·ing, sub·di·vides
- To divide a part or parts of into smaller parts.
- To divide into a number of parts, especially to divide (land) into lots.
To form into subdivisions.
(third-person singular simple present subdivides, present participle subdividing, simple past and past participle subdivided)
sub- +"Ž divide