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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.

    Ye shall divide the land by lot.
    --Num. xxxiii. 5

  4. 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.

  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.]

    Syn: To sever; dissever; sunder; cleave; disjoin; disunite; detach; disconnect; part; distribute; share.


Divided \Di*vid"ed\, a.

  1. Parted; disunited; distributed.

  2. (Bot.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.

  1. 1 separated or split into pieces 2 having conflicting interests or emotions 3 disunited 4 (context US English) (''of a road'') separated into lanes, that move in opposite directions, by a median v

  2. (en-past of: divide)

  1. adj. separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided" [ant: united]

  2. having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions; "a divided highway" [syn: dual-lane]

  3. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose [syn: divided up, shared, shared out]

Divided (game show)

Divided is a game show that was broadcast in the United Kingdom from 18 May 2009 to 7 May 2010. It is hosted by Andrew Castle with Charlotte Hudson as the Question Master for Series 1 and Rachel Pierman as the Question Master for Series 2. It is produced by Endemol UK for ITV and is filmed in Studio 8 at Granada Studios, Manchester.

Divided (disambiguation)

Divided refers to arithmetic division in mathematics.

Divided may also refer to:

  • Divided (game show), a British game show
  • Divided (EP), a 2010 EP by Benevolent
  • "Divided" (song), a 1999 song by Tara MacLean
  • Divided (Stargate Universe)
  • "Divided", an instrumental song by Linkin Park from LP Underground X: Demos

Usage examples of "divided".

Even the Templars and the Hospitallers were divided, and the Italian merchant princes abetted one faction or the other as their own interests decreed.

Their view is plausible because it rejects the notion of total admixture and because it recognizes that the masses of the mixing bodies must be whittled away if there is to be mixture without any gap, if, that is to say, each substance must be divided within itself through and through for complete interpenetration with the other.

The fruits and productions of the soil, raised by labour and capital, are disseminated and divided among all classes, who exchange their labour for that of the agriculturist, until sustenance is obtained by all.

It was strange, that the entire ship was divided between these two officers, Alameda running the aft half with the engineering spaces, Crossfield responsible for the operation of the tactical half, the forward spaces with the torpedoes and electronic control and sensor areas.

Paris divided in opinion, and to hear the alarming cries raised by the confederates of the Faubourgs when the King was already at St.

Though honors were divided between Roy Alker and Philip Renz, The Shadow was confident that the case would soon break.

After choosing the best horse for Angelina from the assortment of outlaw and church animals, Charlie divided what meager supplies remained from the wagon between that horse and his own.

The power of appointment to high ecclesiastical positions was divided, annates were confirmed, and in general a considerable increase of the authority of the Curia was established.

Nicholas Sanders, a contemporary Catholic apologist, said that the common people of that period were divided into three classes: husbandmen, shepherds and mechanics.

Thick hedges of green briars, interspersed with acacia and wild apricot trees, lined the four canals that still divided the city into quarters.

Pandaras shouted and ran, flinging himself in a furious panic through the black mesh curtains which divided the apse from the main part of the temple.

He was repeating it for a third time when the black mesh curtain which divided the right-hand apse from the atrium was struck aside.

The practice was pretty fairly divided between these two, and Arabin therefore came in for the poorest share.

These aisles were divided from the presbytery not by open arcading but by solid walls.

Then House majority leader Dick Armey, during a campaign event for Katherine Harris in Florida on September 20, 2002, was asked why the Jewish community is divided between liberals and conservatives.