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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•videdɪˈvaɪd(v.; n.)-vid•ed, -vid•ing

  1. (v.t.)to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.

  2. to separate or part from something else; sunder; cut off.

  3. to deal out in parts; distribute in shares; apportion.

  4. to cleave; part.

  5. to separate in opinion or feeling; cause to disagree:

    The issue divided the senators.

  6. to distinguish the kinds of; classify.

  7. to separate into equal parts by the process of mathematical division; apply the mathematical process of division to. to be a divisor of, without a remainder.

    Category: Math

  8. to mark a uniform scale on (a ruler, thermometer, etc.).

    Category: Weights and Measures

  9. to separate (a legislature or other assembly) into two groups in ascertaining the vote on a question.

    Category: Government

  10. (v.i.)to become divided or separated.

  11. to share something with others.

  12. to diverge; branch; fork.

  13. to perform the mathematical process of division.

    Category: Math

  14. to vote by separating into two groups.

    Category: Government

  15. (n.)a division:

    a divide in the road.

  16. the line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage basins.

    Category: Geology

  17. Archaic. the act of dividing.

Origin of divide:

1325–75; ME (< AF divider) < L dīvidere to separate, divide


Princeton's WordNet

  1. divide(noun)

    a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

  2. watershed, water parting, divide(verb)

    a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

  3. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up(verb)

    separate into parts or portions

    "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

  4. divide, fraction(verb)

    perform a division

    "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

  5. separate, divide(verb)

    act as a barrier between; stand between

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

  6. separate, divide, part(verb)

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  7. separate, divide(verb)

    make a division or separation

  8. separate, disunite, divide, part(verb)

    force, take, or pull apart

    "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. divide(verb)ɪˈvaɪd

    ≠ join

    a large house divided into several apartments; How do cells divide?

  2. divideɪˈvaɪd

    to share sth between a group

    Divide the candy between the children.

  3. divideɪˈvaɪd

    ≠ unite

    a land dispute that has divided the local people

  4. divideɪˈvaɪd

    to calculate how many times number is in a bigger number

    21 divided by 7 equals 3.


  1. divide(Noun)

    A thing that divides.

    Stay on your side of the divide, please.

  2. divide(Noun)

    An act of dividing.

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

  3. divide(Noun)

    A distancing between two people or things.

    There is a great divide between us.

  4. divide(Noun)

    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.

  5. divide(Verb)

    To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.

  6. divide(Verb)

    To share (something) by dividing it.

    How shall we divide this pie?

  7. divide(Verb)

    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.

  8. divide(Verb)

    To separate into two or more parts.

  9. divide(Verb)

    Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.

  10. Origin: From divido

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divide(verb)

    to part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts

  2. Divide(verb)

    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

  3. Divide(verb)

    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

  4. Divide(verb)

    to disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance

  5. Divide(verb)

    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. Divide(verb)

    to subject to arithmetical division

  7. Divide(verb)

    to separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term

  8. Divide(verb)

    to mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant

  9. Divide(verb)

    to play or sing in a florid style, or with variations

  10. Divide(verb)

    to be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder

  11. Divide(verb)

    to cause separation; to disunite

  12. Divide(verb)

    to break friendship; to fall out

  13. Divide(verb)

    to have a share; to partake

  14. Divide(verb)

    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

  15. Divide(noun)

    a dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed


  1. Divide

    Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 127. Divide sits on the north slope of Pikes Peak on U.S. Highway 24. Ute Pass is immediately west of town. The Divide Post Office has the ZIP Code 80814. There are multiple gas stations near the highway for travelers, a small grocery store, post office, Summit Elementary, and multiple churches. Divide is also the home of the Teller County Sheriff's office off of Hwy 24. Teller County has a jail behind the Sheriff's office as well, infamous for holding the 'Texas Seven' back in early 2000. Divide is a growing, planned community. Divide is planned in three areas: the town center, rural residential land parcels, and larger rural land parcels.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'divide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2905

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'divide' in Verbs Frequency: #341

Translations for divide

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to separate into parts or groups

The wall divided the garden in two; The group divided into three when we got off the bus; We are divided (= We do not agree) as to where to spend our holidays.

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