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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 |
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divide |

divide |

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Noun | 1. | divide - a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility) |

2. | divide - a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systemsline - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent continental divide - the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico) | |

Verb | 1. | divide - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"change integrity - change in physical make-up subdivide - divide into smaller and smaller pieces; "This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!" initialise, initialize, format - divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!" sectionalise, sectionalize - divide into sections, especially into geographic sections; "sectionalize a country" triangulate - divide into triangles or give a triangular form to; "triangulate the piece of cardboard" lot - divide into lots, as of land, for example parcel - divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land" paragraph - divide into paragraphs, as of text; "This story is well paragraphed" canton - divide into cantons, of a country |

2. | divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation halve - divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake" quarter - divide by four; divide into quarters multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" | |

3. | divide - act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries" | |

4. | divide - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night" subdivide - form into subdivisions; "The cells subdivided" chip, chip off, break away, break off, come off - break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" come away, come off, detach - come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery" segregate - divide from the main body or mass and collect; "Many towns segregated into new counties"; "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate" segment - divide or split up; "The cells segmented" reduce - undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce" partition, partition off - divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British" discerp, dismember, take apart - divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war" gerrymander - divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts | |

5. | divide - make a division or separationbreak - destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match" break up, dissipate, scatter, dispel, disperse - to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds" detach - separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment" | |

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!" keep apart, sequestrate, set apart, isolate, sequester - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on" disarticulate, disjoint - separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking it" disconnect - make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten cut - 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 joint gin - separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin break - separate from a clinch, in boxing; "The referee broke the boxers" |

## divide

*verb*

**1.**separate, part, split,

**cut (up)**, sever, partition, shear, segregate, cleave, subdivide, bisect, split off, demarcate, sunder the artificial line that divided the city

**unite, join, combine, connect, marry, knit, come together, splice**

*separate***2.**

*(sometimes with*share, distribute, allocate, portion, dispense, allot, mete, dole out, apportion, deal out, measure out,

**up**)**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**She has done more to divide the group than anyone else.

*or*pit against one another## 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:

**part company, set at odds.**

*Idioms:***4.**To give out in portions or shares:

*Slang:*divvy.

Translations

**dělit**

**rozdělit**

**rozcházet se**

**dele**

**dividere**

**fordele**

**inddele**

**jakaa**

**jakautua**

**dijeliti**

**podijeliti**

**eloszt számot**

**oszt**

**deila**

**skipta meî sér**

**skiptast; skipta í hópa**

**分ける**

**分割する**

**割る**

**･･･を割る**

**...을 나누다**

**나누다**

**dalus**

**dalyba**

**divizija**

**divizijos**

**nuomonių išsiskyrimas**

**rozdeliť sa/si**

**deliti**

**razdeliti**

**dela upp**

**dividera**

**แบ่ง**

**หาร**

**chia**

**chia tách**

## divide

[dɪˈvaɪd]**A.**

*VT*

**1.**(=

*separate*) → separar

the Pyrenees divide France

__from__Spain → los Pirineos separan Francia de España

**2.**(

*also*

**divide up**) (=

*split*) [+

*money, work, kingdom*] → dividir, repartir (

**among, between**entre) [+

*sweets*] → repartir (

**among, between**entre) [+

*apple, orange, cake*] → partir, dividir (

**among, between, into**entre en) they divided it

__among__themselves → se lo repartieron entre sí

when he died his property was divided

__between__his daughters → cuando murió su propiedad se repartió

*or*se dividió entre sus hijas

she tried to divide her time fairly between the children → intentaba repartir su tiempo de forma equitativa entre los niños

the house has been divided

__into__flats → la casa se ha dividido en apartamentos

divide the dough into four pieces → dividir la masa en cuatro trozos

**B.**

*VI*

**C.**

*N*

**2.**(

*fig*) (=

*gap*) → división

*f*

there is a clear divide between the upper and lower classes → hay una clara división entre las clases superiores y las inferiores

**divide off**

**divide up**

## divide

[d*ɪ*ˈvaɪd]

*vt*

[+

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

*quantity, number*] → diviserto 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

*vi*

(=

to divide into → se diviser en

We divided into two groups → Nous nous sommes divisés en deux groupes.

*split into two groups*) [*people, things*] → se diviserto divide into → se diviser en

We divided into two groups → Nous nous sommes divisés en deux groupes.

## divide

*vt*

(= separate) → trennen

(= split into parts:

**,)***also*divide up*money, work, property, kingdom, room*→ teilen (→*into*in*+acc*); (in order to distribute) → aufteilen; the river**divide**s the city into two → der Fluss teilt die Stadt;**divide**the pastry in half → den Teig in zwei Hälften teilen; she**divide**d the cake into five pieces → sie teilte den Kuchen in fünf Stücke (auf); the book can be**divide**d into three main parts → das Buch kann in drei Hauptteile gegliedert werden(= share out)

*money, time, food*→ verteilen; she**divide**d the food evenly among the children → sie verteilte das Essen gleichmäßig an die Kinder(Math) → dividieren, teilen; to

**divide**6 into 36, to**divide**36 by 6 → 36 durch 6 teilen*or*dividieren; what is 12**divide**d by 3? → was ist 12 (geteilt*or*dividiert) durch 3?*vi*

*(river, road, room, cells)*→ sich teilen;

*(book etc)*→ sich gliedern (→

*into*in

*+acc*); to

**divide**into groups → sich in Gruppen aufteilen; (= be classified) → sich gliedern lassen; the policy of

**divide**and rule/conquer → die Politik des „divide et impera“/Teilen und Besiegens

(Math,

*number*) → sich teilen*or*dividieren lassen (*by*durch); we’re learning to**divide**→ wir lernen Teilen*or*Dividieren; he’s no good at dividing → er kann nicht teilen*or*dividieren*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) → die Schwelle des Todes überschreiten; the racial/social/cultural

**divide**→ die 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

**divide off**

**divide out**

*vt + adv*

**to divide out (between**(

*or*among)*sweets, proceeds*) → distribuire (tra); (

*tasks*) → distribuire

*or*ripartire (tra)

## 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

→ يُقَسِّمُ, يَقْسِمُ dělit, rozdělit dele teilen, trennen διαιρώ dividir jakaa diviser dijeliti, podijeliti dividere ･･･を割る, 分ける ...을 나누다, 나누다 delen door, verdelen dele dzielić, podzielić dividir делить, разделять dela upp, dividera แบ่ง, หาร bölmek chia, chia tách 分开, 除## divide

*v.*dividir, repartir.

## divide

*vt*dividir

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