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Divide meaning

divide - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
  2. 2. a serious disagreement between two groups of people ( typically producing tension or hostility)
  3. 3. To part asunder ( a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To subject to arithmetical division.
  9. 9. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
  10. 10. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
  11. 11. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
  12. 12. To cause separation; to disunite.
  13. 13. To break friendship; to fall out.
  14. 14. To have a share; to partake.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
  17. 17. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term.
  18. 18. To part asunder; separate into parts.
  19. 19. To part or open.

divide - examples of usage

  1. Sometimes two or three men may get a boll and divide it among themselves, and it is generally charged to them as lispunds. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. They may have hired men along with them, and they could not divide each day's fishing or each week's fishing, without a great deal of trouble and confusion. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. They can buy their goods where they like and I think they divide their custom very much. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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