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Definition of Divide
DivideDivide 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.
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.
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.
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.
Every family became now divided within itself.
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
8. (Mech.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a
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 Di*vide", v. i.
1. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
The Indo-Germanic family divides into three groups.
2. To cause separation; to disunite.
A gulf, a strait, the sea intervening between
islands, divide less than the matted forest.
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
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
to Divisor Drainage divide
, a line separating...
and rule policy
et impera), or divide
and conquer, in politics
and maintaining power
- The digital divide
is the unequal access
smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the internet. The digital divide creates
- The Continental Divide
of the Americas
as the Great Divide
, the Western Divide
the Continental Divide
; Spanish: Divisoria
- Great Divide
or The Great Divide
to: Continental Divide
of the Americas, the most common meaning Great Divide
Basin, an endorheic drainage
in the United...
- A drainage divide
, water divide
, ridgeline, watershed, water parting
of land is elevated terrain
that separates neighboring drainage
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The Divide
to: The Divide
(novel), a 1980 alternate history novel
by William Overgard
- A continental divide
is a drainage divide
on a continent
such that the drainage basin
on one side of the divide feeds
into one ocean
or sea, and the basin...
is an unincorporated
town, a post office, and a census-designated place
in and governed
County, Colorado, United
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