HyperDic: divide

English > 8 senses of the word divide:
VERBsocialdivide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve upseparate into parts or portions
cognitiondivide, fractionperform a division
stativedivide, separateact as a barrier between
contactdivide, separate, partcome apart
motiondivide, separatemake a division or separation
contactdivide, separate, disunite, partforce, take, or pull apart
NOUNstatedividea serious / serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
locationdivide, watershed, water partinga ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
divide > pronunciation
Soundsdihvay'd
Rhymesabide ... Yuletide: 172 rhymes with ayd...
English > divide: 8 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA serious / serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility).
Broaderdisagreement, dissension, dissonanceA conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
English > divide: 8 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems.
Synonymswatershed, water parting
InstancesGreat DivideThat part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States
Narrowercontinental divideThe watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)
BroaderlineA spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Spanishdivisoria, línea divisoria, parteaguas
Catalandivisòria, línia de crestes, línia divisòria
Verbsdivideact as a barrier between
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningseparate into parts or portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"divide the cake into three equal parts"
Synonymssplit, split up, separate, dissever, carve up
NarrowerBalkanize, Balkanisedivide a territory into small, hostile states
cantondivide into cantons, of a country
format, initialize, initialisedivide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
lotdivide into lots, as of land, for example
paragraphdivide into paragraphs, as of text
parceldivide into parts
sectionalize, sectionalisedivide into sections, especially into geographic sections
sliver, splinterdivide into slivers or splinters
subdividedivide into smaller and smaller pieces
triangulatedivide into triangles / triangles or give a triangular form to
unitize, unitisedivide (bulk material) and process as units
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Oppositeunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Spanishdesdoblar, desunir, dividir, escindir, fragmentar, partir, repartir, separar
Catalandesdoblar, dividir, partir, repartir, separar
Adjectivesdivisiblecapable of being or liable to be divided or separated
Nounsdividera vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
dividera person who separates something into parts or groups
dividera taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics / characteristics
divisionthe act or process of dividing
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningPerform a division.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Can you divide 49 by seven?"
Synonymfraction
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
Narrowerhalvedivide by two
quarterdivide by four
Broadercalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
Oppositemultiplycombine by multiplication
Spanishdividir, fraccionar
Catalandividir, fraccionar
Adjectivesdivisiblecapable of being or liable to be divided or separated
Nounsdivisionan arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningact as a barrier between; stand between.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The mountain range divides the two countries"
Synonymseparate
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar
Nounsdividea ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
dividera vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningcome apart.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsseparate, part
Caused byseparate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
Entailed byshare, divvy up, portion out, apportion, dealGive out as one's portion or share
Narrowercalve, break upRelease ice
chip, chip off, come off, break away, break offbreak off (a piece from a whole)
detach, come off, come awayCome to be detached
disjoin, disjointBecome separated, disconnected or disjoint
dismember, take apart, discerpdivide into pieces
gerrymanderdivide unfairly and to one's advantage
partition, partition offdivide into parts, pieces, or sections
polarize, polariseBecome polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
reduceUndergo meiosis
segment, sectiondivide into segments / segments
segmentdivide or split up
segregatedivide from the main body or mass and collect
subdivideform into subdivisions
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishdividirse, dividir, escindir, partir, separarse, separar
Catalandividir-se, dividir, escindir, partir, separar-se, separar
Adjectivesdivisiblecapable of being or liable to be divided or separated
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningmake a division or separation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymseparate
NarrowerbreakDestroy the integrity of
detachseparate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatterTo cause to separate and go in different directions
partition, zoneseparate or apportion into sections
rail, rail offseparate with a railing
shut off, close offisolate or separate
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar
Adjectivesdivisiblecapable of being or liable to be divided or separated
Nounsdivisionthe act of dividing or partitioning
English > divide: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningForce, take, or pull apart.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsseparate, disunite, part
Cause toseparate, divide, partcome apart
Entailed byunravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpickBecome or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
Narrowerbreakseparate from a clinch, in boxing
compartmentalize, compartmentalise, cut upseparate into isolated compartments or categories / categories
cutseparate with or as if with an instrument
disconnectmake disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
disjoin, disjointmake disjoint, separated, or disconnected
disjoint, disarticulateseparate at the joints
ginseparate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
jointseparate (meat) at the joint
polarize, polariseCause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolateset apart from others
sever, break upset or keep apart
tear, rupture, snap, bustseparate or cause to separate abruptly
tearTo separate or be separated by force
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar

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