verb (used with object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.
- to separate into equal parts by the process of mathematical division; apply the mathematical process of division to: Eight divided by four is two.
- to be a divisor of, without a remainder.
verb (used without object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.
Origin of divide
Synonyms for divide
Antonyms for divide
Related Words for dividebreak, cut, tear, isolate, partition, subdivide, cross, segregate, split, carve, share, slice, shift, arrange, separate, differ, vary, rend, dissociate, disunite
Examples from the Web for divide
Contemporary Examples of divide
Bridging the divide between the police and those who distrust them will take more than protests and symbolic gestures.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
“You can castigate the leaders; you can try and divide us by generation,” he said.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence
December 13, 2014
There is an extreme demonstration of this divide in the nation.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of divide
Well, you divide five thousand by ten, and you've got only five hundred left.Way of the Lawless
Now to understand them words perfect you have got to divide the tex.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Together we can divide it; otherwise neither of us will get any of it.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Divide the breast into pieces according to the position of the bones.
Divide them in pieces and split them, or cut them into slices.
Word Origin for divide
Mathematical sense is from early 15c. Divide and rule (c.1600) translates Latin divide et impera, a maxim of Machiavelli. Related: Divided; dividing.
1640s, "act of dividing," from divide (v.). Meaning "watershed, separation between river valleys" is first recorded 1807, American English.