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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divide  \Di*vide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divided};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dividing}.]  [L.  dividere,  divisum  di-  =  dis-  +  root 
  signifying  to  part  cf  Skr.  vyadh  to  pierce;  perh.  akin  to 
  L.  vidua  widow,  and  E.  widow.  Cf  {Device},  {Devise}.] 
  1.  To  part  asunder  (a  whole);  to  sever  into  two  or  more  parts 
  or  pieces;  to  sunder;  to  separate  into  parts 
 
  Divide  the  living  child  in  two  --1  Kings  iii. 
  25. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Let  it  divide  the  waters  from  the  waters.  --Gen.  i. 
  6. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  True  justice  unto  people  to  divide.  --Spenser. 
 
  Ye  shall  divide  the  land  by  lot  --Num.  xxxiii 
  54. 
 
  4.  To  disunite  in  opinion  or  interest;  to  make  discordant  or 
  hostile;  to  set  at  variance. 
 
  If  a  kingdom  be  divided  against  itself  that  kingdom 
  can  not  stand  --Mark  iii. 
  24. 
 
  Every  family  became  now  divided  within  itself 
  --Prescott. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  (Math.)  To  subject  to  arithmetical  division. 
 
  7.  (Logic)  To  separate  into  species;  --  said  of  a  genus  or 
  generic  term. 
 
  8.  (Mech.)  To  mark  divisions  on  to  graduate;  as  to  divide  a 
  sextant. 
 
  9.  (Music)  To  play  or  sing  in  a  florid  style,  or  with 
  variations.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  sever;  dissever;  sunder;  cleave;  disjoin;  disunite; 
  detach;  disconnect;  part  distribute;  share. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divide  \Di*vide"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  separated;  to  part  to  open  to  go  asunder. 
  --Milton. 
 
  The  Indo-Germanic  family  divides  into  three  groups. 
  --J.  Peile. 
 
  2.  To  cause  separation;  to  disunite. 
 
  A  gulf,  a  strait,  the  sea  intervening  between 
  islands,  divide  less  than  the  matted  forest. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  3.  To  break  friendship;  to  fall  out  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  share;  to  partake.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  The  emperors  sat,  voted,  and  divided  with  their 
  equals.  --Gibbon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divide  \Di*vide"\,  n. 
  A  dividing  ridge  of  land  between  the  tributaries  of  two 
  streams;  a  watershed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divide 
  n  :  a  line  that  divides  two  adjacent  river  systems  [syn:  {watershed}, 
  {water  parting}] 
  v  1:  separate  into  parts  or  portions;  "divide  the  cake  into  three 
  equal  parts";  "The  British  carved  up  the  Ottoman  Empire 
  after  World  War  I"  [syn:  {split},  {split  up},  {separate}, 
  {dissever},  {carve  up}]  [ant:  {unite}] 
  2:  perform  a  division;  "Can  you  divide  49  by  seven?"  [syn:  {fraction}] 
  [ant:  {multiply}] 
  3:  act  as  a  barrier  between;  stand  between:  "The  mountain  range 
  divides  the  two  countries"  [syn:  {separate}] 
  4:  come  apart;  "The  two  pieces  that  we  had  glued  separated" 
  [syn:  {separate},  {part}] 
  5:  make  a  division  or  separation  [syn:  {separate}] 
  6:  force,  take  or  pull  apart;  "He  separated  the  fighting 
  children";  "Moses  parted  the  Red  Sea"  [syn:  {separate},  {disunite}, 
  {part}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Divide,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80814 
  Divide,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59727 




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