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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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* 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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