Definitions of divide

  1. To part; to open; to cleave; to break friendship; to vote by the division of a legislative house into two parts.
  2. To separate into parts; sunder; part; diverge; differ; portion out; apportion.
  3. To part asunder ( a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
  4. 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.
  5. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.
  6. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  7. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.
  8. To subject to arithmetical division.
  9. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
  10. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
  11. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term.
  12. To part asunder: to part among, to allot, etc.: to set at variance: to separate into two parts ( as in voting).
  13. To part asunder; separate into parts.
  14. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
  15. To cause separation; to disunite.
  16. To break friendship; to fall out.
  17. To have a share; to partake.
  18. To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties ( as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.
  19. To part or open: to break friendship: to vote by separating into two bodies.
  20. To part or open.
  21. perform a division; " Can you divide 49 by seven?"
  22. make a division or separation
  23. a serious disagreement between two groups of people ( typically producing tension or hostility)
  24. To part a thing into two or more pieces; to separate by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; to make partition of among a number; to open or cleave; to disunite in opinion or interest, or make discordant; to embarrass; to distribute; to make dividends; to share; to separate into two, for ascertaining opinions for and against a measure.
  25. To separate or part; to part a thing into two or more pieces; to keep apart; to distribute; to give in shares; to part or open; to cleave; to vote, as in Parliament.
  26. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
  27. A watershed.