Divide meaning

dĭ-vīd
To perform the operation of division.
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To mark off the divisions of; graduate; gradate.
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To be or become separate; part.
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To separate or become separated into parts, sections, groups, or branches.
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To give out or apportion among a number.

Volunteers divided the different jobs among themselves.

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To separate into groups in voting on a question.
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To share.
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The act of dividing.
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A ridge that divides two drainage areas; watershed.
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A division; boundary.
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To sector into units of measurement; graduate.
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To separate and group according to kind; classify.
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To branch out, as a blood vessel.
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To undergo cell division.
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To subject (a number) to the process of division.
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To be a divisor of.
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To use (a number) as a divisor.
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To perform the operation of division.
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To undergo cell division.
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To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.

A wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.

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To share (something) by dividing it.

How shall we divide this pie?

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(arithmetic) To calculate the number (the quotient) by which you must multiply one given number (the divisor) to produce a second given number (the dividend).

If you divide 6 by 3, you get 2.

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(arithmetic) To be a divisor of.

3 divides 6.

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(intransitive) To separate into two or more parts.
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(intransitive, biology) Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.
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To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
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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.
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To mark divisions on; to graduate.

To divide a sextant.

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(music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

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A thing that divides.

Stay on your side of the divide, please.

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An act of dividing.

The divide left most of the good land on my share of the property.

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A distancing between two people or things.

There is a great divide between us.

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(geography) A large chasm, gorge, or ravine between two areas of land.

If you're heading to the coast, you'll have to cross the divide first.

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A dividing point or line.
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To separate into parts; split up; sever.
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To separate into groups; classify.
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To make or keep separate by or as by a boundary or partition.
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To give out in shares; apportion; distribute.
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To cause disagreement between or among; alienate.
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To separate (a parliamentary body) into groups in voting on a question.
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To differ in opinion; disagree.
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To divide is defined as to separate into two or more parts.

An example of to divide is cutting a sandwich in half.

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To undergo cell division.
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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”)

    From Wiktionary