verb Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin subdividere, from Latin sub- + dividere to divide Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to divide the parts of into more parts 2. to divide into several parts; especially to divide (a tract of land) into building lots intransitive verb to separate or become separated into subdivisions • subdividable adjectivesubdivider noun

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  • subdivide — SUBDIVÍDE, subdivíd, vb. III. tranz. (Rar) A subîmpărţi. – Sub1 + divide (după fr. subdiviser). Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SUBDIVÍDE vb. v. subîmpărţi. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  subdivíde …   Dicționar Român

  • subdivide — sub·di·vide /ˌsəb də vīd, səb də ˌ/ vt: to divide into several parts; specif: to divide (a tract of land) into two or more lots for sale or building development Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. subdivide …   Law dictionary

  • Subdivide — Sub di*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subdivided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subdividing}.] [L. subdividere, sub under + dividere to divide. See {Divide}.] To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subdivide — Sub di*vide , v. i. To be, or to become, subdivided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subdivide — (v.) early 15c., from L.L. subdividere from sub in the sense of resulting from further division (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + L. dividere (see DIVISION (Cf. division)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subdivide — ► VERB ▪ divide (something that has already been divided or that is a separate unit) …   English terms dictionary

  • subdivide — [sub΄di vīd′, sub′di vīd΄] vt., vi. subdivided, subdividing [ME subdividen < LL subdividere: see SUB & DIVIDE] 1. to divide further after previous division has been made 2. to divide (land) into small parcels for sale, as by a real estate firm …   English World dictionary

  • subdivide — v. (D; tr.) to subdivide into * * * [ˌsʌbdɪ vaɪd] (D; tr.) to subdivide into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • subdivide — UK [ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms subdivide : present tense I/you/we/they subdivide he/she/it subdivides present participle subdividing past tense subdivided past participle subdivided to divide the parts of something that has… …   English dictionary

  • subdivide — sub|di|vide [ˌsʌbdıˈvaıd] v [T] to divide into smaller parts something that is already divided ▪ Over time, developers subdivided the land. subdivide sth into sth ▪ The house was subdivided into apartments …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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