divide: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-vīd'), [key]
— v., n. -vid•ed, -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.
- Eight divided by four is two.
- 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.).
- to separate (a legislature, assembly, etc.) into two groups in ascertaining the vote on a question.
- 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.
- to vote by separating into two groups.
- a division: a divide in the road.
- the line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage basins.
- the act of dividing.
- divide (Thesaurus)