Meaning of Great Divide

Great' Divide'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the continental divide of North America; the Rocky Mountains.
  2. any similar continental divide.
  3. the passage from life to death: He crossed the Great Divide before his promise as a poet was recognized.
  4. an important division or difference.
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