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)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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. 
  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. 
  1. to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  2. to separate or part from something else;
    cut off.
  3. to deal out in parts;
    distribute in shares;
  4. to cleave;
  5. to separate in opinion or feeling;
    cause to disagree:The issue divided the senators.
  6. to distinguish the kinds of;
  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.

  1. to become divided or separated.
  2. to share something with others.
  3. to diverge;
    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.

  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
  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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