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Meaning of DIVIDE

Pronunciation:  di'vId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a line that divides two adjacent river systems
  2. [v]  perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
  3. [v]  separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  4. [v]  force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
  5. [v]  come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  6. [v]  make a division or separation
  7. [v]  act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
 

DIVIDE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: carve up, dissever, disunite, fraction, part, separate, separate, separate, separate, split, split up, water parting, watershed
 
 Antonyms: multiply, unify, unite
 
 See Also: Balkanise, Balkanize, break, break, break, break away, break off, break up, break up, bust, calculate, calve, canton, change, change integrity, chip, chip off, cipher, close off, come away, come off, compartmentalise, compartmentalize, compute, continental divide, cut, cut up, cypher, detach, detach, disarticulate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dismember, dispel, disperse, displace, dissipate, divide, figure, format, gerrymander, gin, Great Divide, Great Dividing Range, halve, initialise, initialize, isolate, keep apart, line, lot, move, paragraph, parcel, partition, partition, partition off, polarise, polarize, quarter, rail, rail off, reckon, reduce, rupture, scatter, section, sectionalise, sectionalize, segment, segregate, sequester, sequestrate, set apart, sever, shut off, sliver, snap, splinter, subdivide, subdivide, take apart, tear, triangulate, unitise, unitize, work out, zone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Di*vide"\, n.
    A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two
    streams; a watershed.
    
    
 
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