Great Divide

  1. the continental divide of North America; the Rocky Mountains.

  2. any similar continental divide.

  1. the passage from life to death: He crossed the Great Divide before his promise as a poet was recognized.

  2. an important division or difference.

Origin of Great Divide

1860–65; Americanism

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How to use Great Divide in a sentence

  • After all, there is a Great Divide between traditionalists and non-traditionalists.

    Shorter Is Better | Robert Swartwood | December 13, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It runs twelve miles, right up to the foot of the Great Divide.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • "This is about the time we come to the 'Great Divide,'" he said.

    The Title Market | Emily Post
  • Meanwhile, her own care was to keep the fragile creature who was living upon hope still on this side of the Great Divide.

    A Girl of the Klondike | Victoria Cross
  • He has gone across the Great Divide that separates a subway from an underground and an elevator from a lift.

    Shandygaff | Christopher Morley
  • One night a prison surgeon sat by this poor pilgrim's side, and told him that his time had come to cross the Great Divide.

British Dictionary definitions for Great Divide

Great Divide

  1. another name for the continental divide

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