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## di·vide

(dĭ-vīd′)
v. di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing, di·vides
v.tr.
1.
a. To separate into parts, sections, groups, or branches: divided the students into four groups. See Synonyms at separate.
b. To form a border or barrier between: A mountain chain divides France and Spain.
c. To sector into units of measurement; graduate: The ruler was divided into metric units.
d. To group according to kind; classify or assign: divided the plants into different species.
2.
a. To cause to separate into opposing factions; disunite: "They want not to divide either the Revolution or the Church but to be an integral part of both" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
b. To cause (members of a parliament) to vote by separating into groups, as pro and con.
3. To give out or apportion among a number: Volunteers divided the different jobs among themselves. See Synonyms at distribute.
4. Mathematics
a. To subject (a number) to the process of division: divided 20 by 4.
b. To be a divisor of: 3 divides 9.
c. To use (a number) as a divisor: divided 5 into 35.
v.intr.
1.
a. To become separated into parts: The mixture will divide into several layers if left unagitated.
b. To branch out, as a river or a blood vessel.
c. To form into factions; take sides: The party divided evenly on the tax issue.
d. To vote by dividing.
2. Mathematics To perform the operation of division.
3. Biology To undergo cell division.
n.
1. A dividing point or line: "would clearly tip the court ... across a dangerous constitutional divide" (Lawrence H. Tribe).
2. See watershed.
Idiom:
divide and conquer
1. To exploit one's opponents' internal rivalries or divisions so as to prevent them from unifying against oneself, so that they may be defeated one by one.
2. To divide one's own forces or personnel so as to deal with different tasks simultaneously.

[Middle English dividen, from Latin dīvidere : dī-, dis-, dis- + -videre, to separate.]

di·vid′a·ble adj.

## divide

(dɪˈvaɪd)
vb
1. to separate or be separated into parts or groups; split up; part
2. to share or be shared out in parts; distribute
3. to diverge or cause to diverge in opinion or aim: the issue divided the management.
4. (tr) to keep apart or be a boundary between: the Rio Grande divides Mexico from the United States.
5. (Parliamentary Procedure) (intr) (in Parliament and similar legislatures) to vote by separating into two groups
6. to categorize; classify
7. (Mathematics) to calculate the quotient of (one number or quantity) and (another number or quantity) by division: to divide 50 by 10; to divide 10 into 50; to divide by 10.
8. (intr) to diverge: the roads divide.
9. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to mark increments of (length, angle, etc) as by use of an engraving machine
n
10. (Physical Geography) chiefly US and Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed. See also continental divide
11. a division; split
[C14: from Latin dīvidere to force apart, from di-2 + vid- separate, from the source of viduus bereaved, vidua widow]
diˈvidable adj

## di•vide

(dɪˈvaɪd)

v. -vid•ed, -vid•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
2. to separate or part from something else; sunder; cut off.
3. to deal out in parts; distribute in shares; apportion.
4. to cleave; part.
5. to separate in opinion or feeling; cause to disagree: The issue divided the senators.
6. to distinguish the kinds of; classify.
7.
a. to separate into equal parts by the process of mathematical division; apply the mathematical process of division to.
b. to be a divisor of, without a remainder.
8. to mark a uniform scale on (a ruler, thermometer, etc.).
9. to separate (a legislature or other assembly) into two groups in ascertaining the vote on a question.
v.i.
10. to become divided or separated.
11. to share something with others.
12. to diverge; branch; fork.
13. to perform the mathematical process of division.
14. to vote by separating into two groups.
n.
15. a division: a divide in the road.
16. the line or zone of higher ground between two adjacent streams or drainage basins.
17. Archaic. the act of dividing.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French divider) < Latin dīvidere to separate, divide]
di•vid′a•ble, adj.

## divide

Past participle: divided
Gerund: dividing

Imperative
divide
divide
Present
I divide
you divide
he/she/it divides
we divide
you divide
they divide
Preterite
I divided
you divided
he/she/it divided
we divided
you divided
they divided
Present Continuous
I am dividing
you are dividing
he/she/it is dividing
we are dividing
you are dividing
they are dividing
Present Perfect
I have divided
you have divided
he/she/it has divided
we have divided
you have divided
they have divided
Past Continuous
I was dividing
you were dividing
he/she/it was dividing
we were dividing
you were dividing
they were dividing
Past Perfect
I had divided
you had divided
he/she/it had divided
we had divided
you had divided
they had divided
Future
I will divide
you will divide
he/she/it will divide
we will divide
you will divide
they will divide
Future Perfect
I will have divided
you will have divided
he/she/it will have divided
we will have divided
you will have divided
they will have divided
Future Continuous
I will be dividing
you will be dividing
he/she/it will be dividing
we will be dividing
you will be dividing
they will be dividing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dividing
you have been dividing
he/she/it has been dividing
we have been dividing
you have been dividing
they have been dividing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dividing
you will have been dividing
he/she/it will have been dividing
we will have been dividing
you will have been dividing
they will have been dividing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dividing
you had been dividing
he/she/it had been dividing
we had been dividing
you had been dividing
they had been dividing
Conditional
I would divide
you would divide
he/she/it would divide
we would divide
you would divide
they would divide
Past Conditional
I would have divided
you would have divided
he/she/it would have divided
we would have divided
you would have divided
they would have divided
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"detach a regiment"close off, shut off - isolate or separate; "She was shut off from the friends" 6 divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"compartmentalise, compartmentalize, cut up - separate into isolated compartments or categories; "You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"polarise, polarize - cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positionskeep apart, sequestrate, set apart, isolate, sequester - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"disjoin, disjoint - make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining ofdisarticulate, disjoint - separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking it"disconnect - make disconnected, disjoin or unfastencut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"tear - to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"joint - separate (meat) at the jointgin - separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton ginbreak - separate from a clinch, in boxing; "The referee broke the boxers"sever, break up - set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"rupture, tear, snap, bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

## divide

verb
1. the artificial line that divided the city
separate
2. (sometimes with up) share, distribute, allocate, portion, dispense, allot, mete, dole out, apportion, deal out, measure out, divvy (up) (informal) Divide the soup among four bowls.
3. split, break up, alienate, embroil, come between, disunite, estrange, sow dissension, cause to disagree, set at variance or odds, set or pit against one another She has done more to divide the group than anyone else.
noun
1. the great divide between generations
divide something up The idea is to divide up the country into four sectors.
Quotations
"Divide and rule" [Philip of Macedon]

## divide

verb
1. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches:
2. To separate into branches or branchlike parts:
3. To become or cause to become apart one from another:
Idioms: part company, set at odds.
4. To give out in portions or shares:
Slang: divvy.
Translations
قسميُقَسِّمُيُقَسِّميَقْسِمُيَقْسِمُ عَدَدا على آخَر
dělitrozdělitrozcházet se
deledividerefordeleinddele
jakaajakautua
dijelitipodijeliti
eloszt számotoszt
deilaskipta meî sérskiptast; skipta í hópa

...을 나누다나누다
dalusdalybadivizijadivizijosnuomonių išsiskyrimas
rozdeliť sa/si
delitirazdeliti
dela uppdividera
แบ่งหาร
chiachia tách

## divide

[dɪˈvaɪd]
A. VT
1. (= separate) → separar
the Pyrenees divide France from Spain
2. (also divide up) (= split) [+ money, work, kingdom] → (among, between entre) [+ sweets] → repartir (among, between entre) [+ apple, orange, cake] → (among, between, into entre en) they divided it among themselvesse lo repartieron entre sí
when he died his property was divided between his daughterscuando murió su propiedad se repartió or se dividió entre sus hijas
she tried to divide her time fairly between the childrenintentaba repartir su tiempo de forma equitativa entre los niños
the house has been divided into flatsla casa se ha dividido en apartamentos
divide the dough into four piecesdividir la masa en cuatro trozos
3. (Math) → dividir
48 divided by 8 is 648 dividido entre or por 8 es 6
divide 6 into 36divide 36 entre or por 6
you can't divide 7 into 5050 no es divisible entre or por 7
4. (= cause disagreement among) [+ friends, political parties] → dividir
5. (Pol) (Brit) to divide the House
B. VI
1. (= separate) [road, river] → bifurcarse
2. (also divide up) (= split) [cells, people] → dividirse
we divided into groups for the first activitynos dividimos en grupos para la primera actividad
divide and rule
3. (Math) → dividir
4. (Brit) (Pol) → votar
the House divided
C. N
1. (US) (Geog) →
2. (fig) (= gap) →
there is a clear divide between the upper and lower classeshay una clara división entre las clases superiores y las inferiores
divide off
A. VT + ADV
B. VI + ADVdividirse
divide out VT + ADV [+ sweets, biscuits] → repartir (between, among entre)
divide up
A. VT + ADV [+ money, work, kingdom] → (between, among entre) [+ sweets] → repartir (between, among entre) [+ apple, orange, cake] → (between, among, into entre en)
B. VI + ADV [people] → dividirse
we divided up to look for the missing childnos dividimos para buscar al niño que se había perdido
divide up into pairsdividíos en parejas

## divide

[dɪˈvaɪd]
vt
[+ quantity, number] → diviser
to divide sth in half → diviser qch en deux
Divide the pastry in half → Divisez la pâte en deux.
to divide sth by sth → diviser qch par qch
12 divided by 3 is 4 → Douze divisé par trois égalent quatre.
to divide 7 into 35 → diviser 35 par 7
Divide 7 into 35 → Divisez 35 par 7.
to divide people into groups → diviser des personnes en groupes, répartir des personnes en groupes
(= separate) → séparer
to divide sth from sth → séparer qch de qch
(= share) to divide sth between [+ two people] → partager qch entre, répartir qch entre
to divide sth among → partager qch entre, répartir qch entre
to divide one's time between [+ two activities] → partager son temps entre
vi
(= split into two groups) [people, things] → se diviser
to divide into →
We divided into two groups → Nous nous sommes divisés en deux groupes.
(= split into two) [cell, bacterium] → se diviser
a policy of divide and rule → une politique du diviser pour mieux régner
n
(= division) →
(= gulf) the divide between sth and sth → le fossé entre qch et qch
divide up
vt sep
[+ group, country] → diviser
to divide sth up into → diviser qch en
(= share) [+ money, possessions] → partager

## divide

vt
(= separate)trennen
(= split into parts: also divide up,) money, work, property, kingdom, roomteilen (→ into in +acc); (in order to distribute) → aufteilen; the river divides the city into twoder Fluss teilt die Stadt; divide the pastry in halfden Teig in zwei Hälften teilen; she divided the cake into five piecessie teilte den Kuchen in fünf Stücke (auf); the book can be divided into three main partsdas Buch kann in drei Hauptteile gegliedert werden
(= share out) money, time, foodverteilen; she divided the food evenly among the childrensie verteilte das Essen gleichmäßig an die Kinder
(Math) → ; to divide 6 into 36, to divide 36 by 636 durch 6 teilen or dividieren; what is 12 divided by 3?was ist 12 (geteilt or dividiert) durch 3?
(= cause disagreement among) friendsentzweien
(Brit, Parl) to divide the Housedurch Hammelsprung abstimmen lassen
vi
(river, road, room, cells)sich teilen; (book etc)sich gliedern (→ into in +acc); to divide into groupssich in Gruppen aufteilen; (= be classified)sich gliedern lassen; the policy of divide and rule/conquerdie Politik des „divide et impera“/Teilen und Besiegens
(Math, number) → sich teilen or dividieren lassen (by durch); we’re learning to divide; he’s no good at dividinger kann nicht teilen or dividieren
(Brit, Parl) the House divideddas Parlament stimmte durch Hammelsprung ab; divide, divide!abstimmen!
n (Geog) → Wasserscheide f; the Great Divide (Geog) → die (nord)amerikanische Wasserscheide; (fig)die Kluft; (= death)der Tod; to cross the Great Divide (fig)den Schritt über die Schwelle tun; (= die); the racial/social/cultural dividedie Kluft zwischen den Rassen/Gesellschaftsschichten/Kulturen

## divide

[dɪˈvaɪd]
1. vt to divide (from/into)dividere (da/in)
to divide (between or among) → dividere (tra), ripartire (tra)
to divide 6 into 36 or 36 by 6 → dividere 36 per 6
40 divided by 5 → 40 diviso 5
2. vi (road, river) → (Math) → essere divisibile
divide off
1. vi + adv (road) → separarsi
2. vt + adv (area) → separare
divide out vt + adv to divide out (between or among) (sweets, proceeds) → distribuire (tra); (tasks) → distribuire or ripartire (tra)
divide up vt + advdividere

## divide

(diˈvaid) verb
1. to separate into parts or groups. The wall divided the garden in two; The group divided into three when we got off the bus; We are divided (= We do not agree) as to where to spend our holidays.
2. (with between or among) to share. We divided the sweets between us.
3. to find out how many times one number contains another. 6 divided by 2 equals 3.
diˈviders noun plural
a measuring instrument used in geometry.
divisible (diˈvizəbl) adjective
able to be divided. 100 is divisible by 4.
division (diˈviʒən) noun
1. (an) act of dividing.
2. something that separates; a dividing line. a ditch marks the division between their two fields.
3. a part or section (of an army etc). He belongs to B division of the local police force.
4. (a) separation of thought; disagreement.
5. the finding of how many times one number is contained in another.
divisional (diˈviʒənl) adjective
of a division. The soldier contacted divisional headquarters.

## divide

dělit, rozdělit dele jakaa dijeliti, podijeliti ･･･を割る, 分ける ...을 나누다, 나누다 dela upp, dividera แบ่ง, หาร chia, chia tách 分开,

## divide

v. dividir, repartir.

## divide

vt dividir
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