Origin of divided
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.
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Contemporary Examples of divided
If you look at the history, you can really understand why the parties are so divided and why the public is so split.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive
December 25, 2014
But one sequence in particular has divided audiences squarely in half.Christopher Nolan Explains Interstellar’s Big, Hotly Debated Twist
November 19, 2014
As we enter the waning years of the Obama Administration, America remains as divided as ever on matters of race.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
The country is divided, sharply and unrelentingly, over the same questions.A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
Historical Examples of divided
So we voice our hope and our belief that we can help to heal this divided world.
The House divided and the government were left in a minority of nineteen.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There they sat down around a council table, and there they divided the spoils.Way of the Lawless
One to me, one to you and one to be divided up among the others.Within the Law
In this case the indication of the pointer must be divided by ten.
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.