AskDefine | Define divide

Dictionary Definition



1 a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
2 a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems [syn: watershed, water parting]


1 separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unite]
2 perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" [syn: fraction] [ant: multiply]
3 act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries" [syn: separate]
4 come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" [syn: separate, part]
5 make a division or separation [syn: separate]
6 force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: separate, disunite, part]

User Contributed Dictionary



From etyl la divido



  1. To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.
  2. To share (something) by dividing it.
    How shall we divide this pie?
  3. transitive arithmetic To calculate the number (the quotient) by which you must multiply one given number (the divisor) to produce a second given number (the dividend).
    If you divide 6 by 3, you get 2.
  4. To separate into two or more parts.
  5. Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.

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split or separate into two or more parts
share by dividing
calculate quotient
separate into two or more parts
of a cell


  1. A thing that divides.
    Stay on your side of the divide, please.
  2. An act of dividing.
    The divide left most of the good land on my share of the property.
  3. A distancing between two people or things.
    There is a great divide between us.


Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of dividere

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divide in French: Divide
divide in Polish: Divide

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