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divide

[ dih-vahyd ]
/ d瑟藞va瑟d /
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verb (used with object), di路vid路ed, di路vid路ing.
verb (used without object), di路vid路ed, di路vid路ing.
noun
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Origin of divide

First recorded 1325鈥75; Middle English (from Anglo-French divider), from Latin d墨videre 鈥渢o separate, divide鈥

synonym study for divide

1. See separate.

OTHER WORDS FROM divide

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

divide
/ (d瑟藞va瑟d) /

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 d墨videre to force apart, from di- 虏 + vid- separate, from the source of viduus bereaved, vidua widow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for divide

divide
[ d沫-v墨d ]

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.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for divide

divide
[ d沫-v墨d ]

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.
The American Heritage庐 Science Dictionary Copyright 漏 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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