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Verb: divide  di'vId
  1. Separate into parts or portions
    "divide the cake into three equal parts";
    - split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up
     
  2. (arithmetic) perform a division
    "Can you divide 49 by seven?";
    - fraction
     
  3. Act as a barrier between; stand between
    "The mountain range divides the two countries";
    - separate
     
  4. Come apart
    - separate, part
     
  5. Make a division or separation
    - separate
     
  6. Force, take, or pull apart
    "He divided the fighting children";
    - separate, disunite, part
Noun: divide  di'vId
  1. A serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
     
  2. A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    - watershed, water parting

Derived forms: divided, divides, dividing

Type of: calculate, change, change integrity, cipher, compute, cypher, disagreement, displace, dissension, dissonance, figure [N. Amer], line, move, reckon, work out

Antonym: multiply, unite

Encyclopedia: Divide, Oregon