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Definition of divide:

  1. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
  2. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
  3. To break friendship; to fall out.
  4. To cause separation; to disunite.
  5. 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.
  6. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  7. To have a share; to partake.
  8. 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.
  9. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
  10. To part asunder ( a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
  11. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
  12. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term.
  13. 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.
  14. To subject to arithmetical division.
  15. 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.


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