1. A thing that divides.
    Stay on your side of the divide, please.
  2. An act of dividing.
    The divide left most of the good land on my share of the property.
  3. A distancing between two people or things.
    There is a great divide between us.
  4. A large chasm, gorge, or ravine between two areas of land.
    If you're heading to the coast, you'll have to cross the divide first.


  1. To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.
    a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns
  2. To share (something) by dividing it.
  3. To calculate the number (the quotient) by which you must multiply one given number (the divisor) to produce a second given number (the dividend).
  4. To be a divisor of.
  5. To separate into two or more parts.
  6. Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.
  7. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  8. To break friendship; to fall out.
  9. To have a share; to partake.
  10. 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.
  11. To mark divisions on; to graduate.
    to divide a sextant
  12. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

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