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Definition of Divide


  1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
  2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.
  3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.
  4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.
  6. To subject to arithmetical division.
  7. To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term.
  8. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
  9. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
  10. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
  11. To cause separation; to disunite.
  12. To break friendship; to fall out.
  13. To have a share; to partake.
  14. To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.
  15. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.

Divide Quotations

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. - Rene Descartes
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
Rene Descartes

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Audre Lorde

One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal.
Henri Nouwen

For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He's not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he's a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide.
Christopher Nolan
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Divide Translations

divide in Danish is dele
divide in Dutch is afscheiden, afzonderen, scheiden
divide in Finnish is jakaa
divide in German is scheiden, dividieren, teilen, aufteilen
divide in Italian is spartire, dividere
divide in Latin is tribuo, seco, distribuo, dido dididi didtum
divide in Norwegian is skille, dele, dividere
divide in Portuguese is dividir, divida
divide in Spanish is dividir
divide in Swedish is skifta, indela, dela, uppdela, skilja, avdela
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