|1.||to separate or be separated into parts or groups; split up; part|
|2.||to share or be shared out in parts; distribute|
|3.||to diverge or cause to diverge in opinion or aim: the issue divided the management|
|4.||(tr) to keep apart or be a boundary between: the Rio Grande divides Mexico from the United States|
|5.||(intr) (in Parliament and similar legislatures) to vote by separating into two groups|
|6.||to categorize; classify|
|7.||to calculate the quotient of (one number or quantity) and (another number or quantity) by division: to divide 50 by 10; to divide 10 into 50; to divide by 10|
|8.||(intr) to diverge: the roads divide|
|9.||(tr) to mark increments of (length, angle, etc) as by use of an engraving machine|
|10.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) See also continental divide an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed|
|11.||a division; split|
|[C14: from Latin dīvidere to force apart, from |
divide di·vide (dĭ-vīd')
v. di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing, di·vides
To separate or become separated into parts, sections, groups, or branches.
To sector into units of measurement; graduate.
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
To branch out, as a blood vessel.
To undergo cell division.
|divide (dĭ-vīd') Pronunciation Key