An example of to divide is cutting a sandwich in half.
To divide a sextant.
Stay on your side of the divide, please.
The divide left most of the good land on my share of the property.
There is a great divide between us.
A wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.
If you divide 6 by 3, you get 2.
3 divides 6.
Volunteers divided the different jobs among themselves.
Divided the students into four groups.
A mountain chain divides France and Spain.
The ruler was divided into metric units.
Divided the plants into different species.
Divided 20 by 4.
3 divides 9.
Divided 5 into 35.
The mixture will divide into several layers if left unagitated.
The party divided evenly on the tax issue.
Origin of divide
- Middle English dividen from Latin dīvidere dī-, dis- dis- -videre to separate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin dīvidō (“divide”)