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Definition of Divide

Divide
Divide Di*vide", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divided; p. pr. & vb. n. Dividing.] [L. dividere, divisum; di- = dis- + root signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. Device, Devise.] 1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the living child in two. --1 Kings iii. 25. 2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns. Let it divide the waters from the waters. --Gen. i. 6. 3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share. True justice unto people to divide. --Spenser. Ye shall divide the land by lot. --Num. xxxiii. 54. 4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance. If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand. --Mark iii. 24. Every family became now divided within itself. --Prescott. 5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question. 6. (Math.) To subject to arithmetical division. 7. (Logic) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term. 8. (Mech.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant. 9. (Music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations. [Obs.] --Spenser. Syn: To sever; dissever; sunder; cleave; disjoin; disunite; detach; disconnect; part; distribute; share.
Divide
Divide Di*vide", v. i. 1. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder. --Milton. The Indo-Germanic family divides into three groups. --J. Peile. 2. To cause separation; to disunite. A gulf, a strait, the sea intervening between islands, divide less than the matted forest. --Bancroft. 3. To break friendship; to fall out. --Shak. 4. To have a share; to partake. --Shak. 5. 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. The emperors sat, voted, and divided with their equals. --Gibbon.
Divide
Divide Di*vide", n. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.

Meaning of Divide from wikipedia

- Look up divide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Divide may refer to: Division (mathematics) Divides, redirects to Divisor Drainage divide, a line separating...
- The Continental Divide of the Americas (also known as the Great Divide, the Western Divide or simply the Continental Divide; Spanish: Divisoria continental...
- Divide and rule policy (Latin: divide et impera), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power divisively. Historically...
- The digital divide is a gap between those who have access to digital technology and those who do not. These technologies include, but are not limited to...
- Great Divide or The Great Divide may refer to: Continental Divide of the Americas, the most common meaning Great Divide Basin, an endorheic drainage basin...
- In computer science, divide and conquer is an algorithm design paradigm. A divide-and-conquer algorithm recursively breaks down a problem into two or more...
- In topography, a drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, water parting or height of land is elevated terrain that separates neighboring...
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- divide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The Divide may refer to: The Divide (novel), a 1980 alternate history novel by William Overgard The Divide...
- Conquer Divide is an American rock band whose members are from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, with one former member coming from Serbia...