What does divide mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dividenoun

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

  2. watershed, water parting, divideverb

    a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

  3. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve upverb

    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, fractionverb

    perform a division

    "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

  5. separate, divideverb

    act as a barrier between; stand between

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

  6. separate, divide, partverb

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  7. separate, divideverb

    make a division or separation

  8. separate, disunite, divide, partverb

    force, take, or pull apart

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


  1. Dividenoun

    A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; also called watershed and water parting. A divide on either side of which the waters drain into two different oceans is called a continental divide.


  1. dividenoun

    A thing that divides.

    Stay on your side of the divide, please.

    Etymology: From divido

  2. dividenoun

    An act of dividing.

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

    Etymology: From divido

  3. dividenoun

    A distancing between two people or things.

    There is a great divide between us.

    Etymology: From divido

  4. dividenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From divido

  5. divideverb

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

    Etymology: From divido

  6. divideverb

    To share (something) by dividing it.

    How shall we divide this pie?

    Etymology: From divido

  7. divideverb

    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.

    Etymology: From divido

  8. divideverb

    To separate into two or more parts.

    Etymology: From divido

  9. divideverb

    Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.

    Etymology: From divido

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divideverb

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

  2. Divideverb

    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. Divideverb

    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. Divideverb

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

  5. Divideverb

    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. Divideverb

    to subject to arithmetical division

  7. Divideverb

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

  8. Divideverb

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

  9. Divideverb

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

  10. Divideverb

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

  11. Divideverb

    to cause separation; to disunite

  12. Divideverb

    to break friendship; to fall out

  13. Divideverb

    to have a share; to partake

  14. Divideverb

    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. Dividenoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divide

    di-vīd′, v.t. to part asunder: to part among, to allot, &c.: to set at variance: to separate into two parts (as in voting).—v.i. to part or open: to break friendship: to vote by separating into two bodies.—n. (coll.) the act of dividing: (esp. in U.S.) a watershed.—adj. Divid′able (rare), divisible: (Shak.) divided.—adv. Divid′edly.—n. Divid′er, that which divides: a kind of compasses for dividing lines, &c.—adj. Divid′ing, separating.—n. separation.—n. Divid′ing-en′gine, an instrument for graduating the scales of scientific apparatus.—adjs. Divid′ual (Milt.), shared in common with others; Divid′uous, special, accidental. [L. dividĕre, divisumdis, asunder, root vid, to separate.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divide in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of divide in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan:

    With respect to Zolgensma, you have to divide the total sales by the net pricing that we've achieved and also look at our U.S.-EU mix, we're in the range of 100 patients treated currently under the paid programme.

  2. Aimee Edell:

    Anyone who chooses to divide their attention while navigating a busy sidewalk, street or other public place increases their risk of accident or injury.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I'm pretty confident that the overwhelming majority of Americans are looking for the kind of politics that does feed our hopes and not our fears, that does work together and doesn't try to divide us, that isn't looking for simplistic solutions and scapegoating.

  4. Johnny Taylor:

    We're now getting a divide in employee groups. People are yelling at each other.

  5. Pedram Gerami:

    As a melanoma matures and goes through increasing stages, it can acquire a number of different mutations, and some of those mutations that it can acquire are mutations that would divide, and increase in number or increase in action, when it is exposed to certain hormones.

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. deny
    • B. carry
    • C. accompany
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