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Divide Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    divide n
  1. a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  2. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems [syn: watershed, water parting] v
  3. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unite]
  4. perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" [syn: fraction] [ant: multiply]
  5. act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries" [syn: separate]
  6. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" [syn: separate, part]
  7. make a division or separation [syn: separate]
  8. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: separate, disunite, part]
Divide Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Divide \Di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divided; p. pr. & vb. n. Dividing.] [L. dividere, divisum; di- = dis- + root signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. Device, Devise.]
  1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the living child in two. --1 Kings iii. 25.
  2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns. Let it divide the waters from the waters. --Gen. i. 6.
  3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Divide'

  • Divide: Articles concerning Divide include: In Geography: Drainage divide or watershed, a ridge of land between two drainage basins. Continental ...
  • Drainage divide: A drainage divide, water divide, divide or (outside North America ) watershed is the line separating neighbouring drainage basin s ...
  • Continental divide: A continental divide is a drainage divide on a continent such that the drainage basin on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or ...
  • North-South divide: The North-South Divide is a socio-economic and political division that exists between the wealthy developed countries , known ...
  • Great Basin Divide: The Great Basin Divide is the western continental divide that separates the Great Basin from the Pacific Ocean watershed. ...

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'Divide' in famous quotation sentence

* Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

* It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde

* Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. - Henry Ford

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Divide Sample Sentences in News

  • Survey shows partisan divide in attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims
    Dima Ansari and Alix Hines, Medill News Service WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A poll released by the Arab American Institute says there is a deep partisan divide in attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans which masks a generational divide. Read more on this news related to 'Divide'
  • United on the Continental Divide
    After pedaling a tandem mountain bike 2,745 miles along the Continental Divide through snow and rain and extreme heat, putting in 18-hour days, this has to be a sign of a solid relationship:Katie Newbury is still calling it a “fun experiment.”Katie and her husband and co-pilot, Sam Newbury, will talk about their... Read more on this news related to 'Divide'
  • Cell's recycling center implicated in division decisions
    Most cells do not divide unless there is enough oxygen present to support their offspring, but certain cancer cells and other cell types circumvent this rule. Researchers have now identified a mechanism that overrides the cells' warning signals, enabling cancers to continue to divide even without a robust blood supply. In the process, the researchers found tha Read more on this news related to 'Divide'

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