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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halve (part of speech: verb)
calculate (part of speech: verb)
systematize, gauge, calculate, reckon, quantize, rank, plan, compute, count, think, presume, sum, guess, conclude, suppose, value, consider, total, weigh, scheme, infer, schedule, assess, tally, determine, deduce, evaluate, surmise, plot, approximate, program, score, study, rationalize, rate, judge, multiply, measure, account, figure, add, enumerate, quantify, triangulate, appraise, estimate
portion (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
allot (part of speech: verb)
dissociate (part of speech: verb)
dismantle, break, excise, rupture, rend, partition, disassociate, part, segregate, detach, cleave, dissociate, split, disjoin, sunder, halve, sever, uncouple, disconnect, disengage, fragment, insulate
alienate (part of speech: verb)
- Who can separate the waters which are once united, or divide the hearts which have met and mingled into one? - "Falkland, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- That done, I would divide the command, sending one portion across the river to the right, five miles below the Indians, and another one to bear left toward the village. - "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)", Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
- You'll have to divide the claim between you. - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.