• To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.
  • To share (something) by dividing it.
  • To calculate the number (the quotient) by which you must multiply one given number (the divisor) to produce a second given number (the dividend).
  • To be a divisor of.
  • To separate into two or more parts.
  • Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.
  • To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  • To break friendship; to fall out.
  • To have a share; to partake.
  • To vote, as in the British parliament and other legislatures, 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.
  • To mark divisions on; to graduate.
  • To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.



  • From Middle English dividen, from Latin dīvidō. Displaced native .

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