divide
I. verb (divided; dividing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dividere, from dis- + -videre to separate — more at widow Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to separate into two or more parts, areas, or groups <
divide the city into wards
>
b. to separate into classes, categories, or divisions <
divide history into epochs
>
c. cleave, part <
a ship dividing the waves
>
2. a. to separate into portions and give out in shares ; distribute <
divide profits
>
b. to possess, enjoy, or make use of in common <
divide the blame
>
c. apportion <
divides her time between the office and home
>
3. a. to cause to be separate, distinct, or apart from one another <
fields divided by stone walls
>
b. to separate into opposing sides or parties <
the issues that divide us
>
c. to cause (a parliamentary body) to vote by division 4. a. to subject (a number or quantity) to the operation of finding how many times it contains another number or quantity <
divide 42 by 14
>
b. to be used as a divisor with respect to (a dividend) <
4 divides 16 evenly
>
c. to use as a divisor — used with into <
divide 14 into 42
>
intransitive verb 1. to perform mathematical division 2. a. (1) to undergo replication, multiplication, fission, or separation into parts (2) to branch out b. to become separated or disunited especially in opinion or interest Synonyms: see separate, distributedividable adjective II. noun Date: 1642 1. an act of dividing 2. a. a dividing ridge between drainage areas b. a point or line of division or disagreement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • divide — DIVÍDE, divíd, vb. III. tranz. şi refl. (Numai la prez.) A (se) împărţi, a(se) diviza. – Din lat. dividere. Trimis de ana zecheru, 29.05.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  DIVÍDE vb. 1. v. împărţi. 2. v …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Divide — (engl.: teilen) steht für Divide County, County im US Bundesstaat North Dakota in den Vereinigten Staaten Great Divide Basin, Region in Wyoming, USA Divide (Arkansas) Siehe auch Divide Township Great Divide Continental Divide …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • divide — [v1] separate, disconnect abscind, bisect, branch, break, break down, carve, chop, cleave, cross, cut, cut up, demarcate, detach, dichotomize, disengage, disentangle, disjoin, dislocate, dismember, dissect, dissever, dissociate, dissolve,… …   New thesaurus

  • divide — ► VERB 1) separate into parts. 2) distribute or share out. 3) disagree or cause to disagree. 4) form a boundary between. 5) Mathematics find how many times (a number) contains another. 6) Mathematics (of a number) be susceptible of division… …   English terms dictionary

  • Divide — Di*vide , n. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; also called {watershed} and {water parting}. A divide on either side of which the waters drain into two different oceans is called a {continental divide}. [1913 Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divide — (v.) early 14c., from L. dividere to force apart, cleave, distribute, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + videre to separate, from PIE root *weidh to separate (see WIDOW (Cf. widow); also see WITH (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Divide — Di*vide , v. i. 1. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder. Milton. [1913 Webster] The Indo Germanic family divides into three groups. J. Peile. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause separation; to disunite. [1913 Webster] A gulf, a strait, the sea …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divide — I (distribute) verb admeasure, administer, allocate, allot, apportion, appropriate, assign, carve, consign, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribuere, dividere, dole, dole out, endow, give out, issue, mete, mete out, parcel out, pass out, pay out …   Law dictionary

  • divide — UK US /dɪˈvaɪd/ verb ► [T] to calculate the number of times one number fits into another: »Convert the euro amount into sterling by dividing the euro amount by the exchange rate. ► [I or T] to separate, or make something separate, into different… …   Financial and business terms

  • divide — [də vīd′] vt. divided, dividing [ME dividen < L dividere, to separate, divide, distribute < di (< dis , apart) + base seen in vidua, WIDOW < IE base * weidh , to separate (prob. < wi , apart + dhē, set, DO1)] 1. to separate into… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”