[ dih-vahyd ]
/ dɪˈvaɪd /
verb (used with object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.
to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
to separate or part from something else; sunder; cut off.
to deal out in parts; distribute in shares; apportion.
to cleave; part.
to separate in opinion or feeling; cause to disagree: The issue divided the senators.
to distinguish the kinds of; classify.
- 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.
to mark a uniform scale on (a ruler, thermometer, etc.).
British Government. to separate (a legislature, assembly, etc.) into two groups in ascertaining the vote on a question.
verb (used without object), di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing.
to become divided or separated.
to share something with others.
to diverge; branch; fork: The road divides six miles from here.
to perform the mathematical process of division: He could add and subtract but hadn't learned to divide.
British Government. to vote by separating into two groups.
a division: a divide in the road.
Physical Geography. the line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage basins.
Archaic. the act of dividing.
Words nearby divide
Origin of divide
1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French divider) < Latin dīvidere to separate, divide
SYNONYMS FOR divide
1 See separate.
2 sever, shear.
3 partition, portion.
5 alienate, estrange.
6 sort, arrange, distribute.
OTHER WORDS FROM dividemis·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 redivide
/ (dɪˈvaɪd) /
to separate or be separated into parts or groups; split up; part
to share or be shared out in parts; distribute
to diverge or cause to diverge in opinion or aimthe issue divided the management
(tr) to keep apart or be a boundary betweenthe Rio Grande divides Mexico from the United States
(intr) (in Parliament and similar legislatures) to vote by separating into two groups
to categorize; classify
to calculate the quotient of (one number or quantity) and (another number or quantity) by divisionto divide 50 by 10; to divide 10 into 50; to divide by 10
(intr) to divergethe roads divide
(tr) to mark increments of (length, angle, etc) as by use of an engraving machine
mainly US and Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershedSee also continental divide
a division; split
Derived forms of dividedividable, 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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Medicine definitions for redivide
[ dĭ-vīd′ ]
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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Science definitions for redivide
[ 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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