divide

[ dih-vahyd ]
/ dɪˈvaɪd /

verb (used with object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.

verb (used without object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.

noun

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Origin of divide

First recorded 1325–75; Middle English (from Anglo-French divider), from Latin dīvidere “to separate, divide”

synonym study for divide

1. See separate.

OTHER WORDS FROM divide

mis·di·vide, verb, mis·di·vid·ed, mis·di·vid·ing.pre·di·vide, verb (used with object), pre·di·vid·ed, pre·di·vid·ing.re·di·vide, verb, re·di·vid·ed, re·di·vid·ing.un·di·vid·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for divide

divide
/ (dɪˈvaɪd) /

verb

noun

mainly US and Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershedSee also continental divide
a division; split

Derived forms of divide

dividable, adjective

Word Origin for divide

C14: from Latin dīvidere to force apart, from di- ² + vid- separate, from the source of viduus bereaved, vidua widow
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Medical definitions for divide

divide
[ dĭ-vīd ]

v.

To separate or become separated into parts, sections, groups, or branches.
To sector into units of measurement; graduate.
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
To branch out, as a blood vessel.
To undergo cell division.
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Scientific definitions for divide

divide
[ dĭ-vīd ]

To subject (a number) to the process of division.
To be a divisor of.
To use (a number) as a divisor.
To perform the operation of division.
To undergo cell division.
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