Definition and Meanings for divide
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Part of Speech of divide
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of divide
Meaning of divide
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
- 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.
- 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.
- to disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
- 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.
- to subject to arithmetical division.
- to separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term.
- to mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
- to play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
as intransitive verb
- to be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
- to cause separation; to disunite.
- to break friendship; to fall out.
- to have a share; to partake.
- 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.
- 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.