[ suhb-di-vahyd, suhb-di-vahyd ]
/ ˌsʌb dɪˈvaɪd, ˈsʌb dɪˌvaɪd /

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

to divide (that which has already been divided) into smaller parts; divide again after a first division.
to divide into parts.
to divide (a plot, tract of land, etc.) into building lots.

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

to become separated into divisions.

Origin of subdivide

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word subdīvīdere. See sub-, divide


sub·di·vid·a·ble, adjectivesub·di·vid·er, nounun·sub·di·vid·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for subdividable

/ (ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd, ˈsʌbdɪˌvaɪd) /


to divide (something) resulting from an earlier division
(tr) US and Canadian to divide (land) into lots for sale

Derived forms of subdivide

subdivider, noun
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