Divide Definition

divided, divides, dividing
divided, divides, dividing
To separate into parts; split up; sever.
Webster's New World
To separate into groups in voting on a question.
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To form a border or barrier between.
A mountain chain divides France and Spain.
American Heritage
To differ in opinion; disagree.
Webster's New World
To separate into groups; classify.
Webster's New World
A division; boundary.
Webster's New World
The act of dividing.
Webster's New World
A ridge that divides two drainage areas; watershed.
Webster's New World
A thing that divides.
Stay on your side of the divide, please.
A distancing between two people or things.
There is a great divide between us.

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

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