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Meaning & Definition of Divide in English

English

Divide

/dɪvaɪd/

noun

1. A serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

    synonym:
  • divide

2. A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

    synonym:
  • watershed
  • ,
  • water parting
  • ,
  • divide

verb

1. Separate into parts or portions

  • "Divide the cake into three equal parts"
  • "The british carved up the ottoman empire after world war i"
    synonym:
  • divide
  • ,
  • split
  • ,
  • split up
  • ,
  • separate
  • ,
  • dissever
  • ,
  • carve up

2. Perform a division

  • "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
    synonym:
  • divide
  • ,
  • fraction

3. Act as a barrier between

  • Stand between
  • "The mountain range divides the two countries"
    synonym:
  • separate
  • ,
  • divide

4. Come apart

  • "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
    synonym:
  • separate
  • ,
  • divide
  • ,
  • part

5. Make a division or separation

    synonym:
  • separate
  • ,
  • divide

6. Force, take, or pull apart

  • "He separated the fighting children"
  • "Moses parted the red sea"
    synonym:
  • separate
  • ,
  • disunite
  • ,
  • divide
  • ,
  • part

Examples of using

You can't divide by zero in mathematics.
Please divide the pizza into three parts.
This analysis is divided in two parts.