Definition of Divide. Meaning of Divide. Synonyms of Divide

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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

- Divide may refer to: Division (mathematics) Divides, redirects to Divisor Drainage divide, a line separating two drainage basins Great Divide Basin, in...
- The Continental Divide of the Americas (also known as the Great Divide, the Western Divide or simply the Continental Divide; Spanish: Divisoria continental...
- The Divide may refer to: The Divide (novel), a 1980 alternate history novel by William Overgard The Divide, novel by Nicholas Evans 2005 The Divide trilogy...
- In topography, a drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, water parting or height of land is elevated terrain that separates neighboring...
- Divide and rule (Latin: divide et impera), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations...
- 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...
- The Digital Divide refers to the gap between those able to benefit from the internet and those who are not. Since the 1990s, a potent global movement,...
- North-South divide can refer to: North–South divide in the World North–South divide in Belgium North–South divide in Italy North–South divide in China North–South...
- Divide and conquer may refer to: Divide and rule, in politics, sociology, and economics: a strategy to gain or maintain power Defeat in detail, in warfare...
- an attempt to divide by zero. Depending on the programming environment and the type of number (e.g. floating point, integer) being divided by zero, it may...
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