divide

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈvaɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈvaɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di vīd)

Inflections of 'divide' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
divides
v 3rd person singular
dividing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
divided
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
divided
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
di•vide /dɪˈvaɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  -vid•ed, -vid•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to (cause to) become separated into parts: [+ object]I divided the class and took one section to the library and left the other to write an essay.[+ object + into + object]I divided the class into groups and took one to the library.[no object]The group divided and headed off in different directions.[+ into + object]The audience divided into groups.
  2. to deal out in parts;
    distribute in shares:[+ (up + ) object + among/between + object]We divided (up) the pie among the five of us.
  3. to separate and classify, arrange, or put in order:[+ object]She divided the pencils by color.
  4. to separate in opinion or feeling;
    cause to disagree:[+ object]The issue divided the senators.
  5. Mathematicsto separate (a number) into equal parts by division:
    • [+ number + into + number] to discover how many times one number is contained evenly in the second:Divide 5 into 50; you'll get 10.
    • [+ number + by + number] to discover how many times the first number contains the second number evenly:Divide 50 by 5; you'll get 10.
  6. Weights and Measures to mark a uniform scale on (a ruler, etc.):[+ object]The ruler is divided into centimeters.

n. [countable]
  1. a division:a divide in the road.
  2. Geologythe line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage areas:At the continental divide, rivers flow east and west.
di•vid•a•ble, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
di•vide  (di vīd),USA pronunciation v.,  -vid•ed, -vid•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  2. to separate or part from something else;
    sunder;
    cut off.
  3. to deal out in parts;
    distribute in shares;
    apportion.
  4. to cleave;
    part.
  5. to separate in opinion or feeling;
    cause to disagree:The issue divided the senators.
  6. to distinguish the kinds of;
    classify.
  7. Mathematics
    • to separate into equal parts by the process of mathematical division;
      apply the mathematical process of division to:Eight divided by four is two.
    • to be a divisor of, without a remainder.
  8. Weights and Measuresto mark a uniform scale on (a ruler, thermometer, etc.).
  9. Government[Brit. Govt.]to separate (a legislature, assembly, etc.) into two groups in ascertaining the vote on a question.

v.i. 
  1. to become divided or separated.
  2. to share something with others.
  3. to diverge;
    branch;
    fork:The road divides six miles from here.
  4. Mathematicsto perform the mathematical process of division:He could add and subtract but hadn't learned to divide.
  5. Government[Brit. Govt.]to vote by separating into two groups.

n. 
  1. a division:a divide in the road.
  2. Geography[Physical Geog.]the line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage basins.
  3. [Archaic.]the act of dividing.
  • Latin dīvidere to separate, divide
  • Anglo-French divider)
  • Middle English ( 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  separate. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sever, shear.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged partition, portion.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged alienate, estrange.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sort, arrange, distribute.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unite.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
divide /dɪˈvaɪd/ vb
  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
  4. (transitive) to keep apart or be a boundary between
  5. (intransitive) (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
  8. (intransitive) to diverge: the roads divide
  9. (transitive) to mark increments of (length, angle, etc) as by use of an engraving machine
n
  1. chiefly US Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed
  2. a division; split
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin dīvidere to force apart, from di-² + vid- separate, from the source of viduus bereaved, vidua widow
'divide' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: divide (it) [evenly, fairly, equally], the [North/South, Right/Left] divide, divide it (up) [evenly], more...

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