1. [ verb ] separate into parts or portions
Synonyms: separate split dissever carve_up split_up

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

Related terms: unite change_integrity balkanize parcel sliver triangulate canton break paragraph unitize format sectionalise subdivide lot partition split divider
2. [ verb ] (mathematics) perform a division
Synonyms: fraction

"Can you divide 49 by seven?"

Related terms: multiply calculate halve quarter arithmetic
3. [ verb ] act as a barrier between; stand between
Synonyms: separate

: "The mountain range divides the two countries"

Related terms: partition watershed
4. [ verb ] come apart
Synonyms: part separate

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Related terms: change detach chip dismember polarize reduce partition segment calve segregate disjoin segment subdivide gerrymander separation
5. [ verb ] make a division or separation
Synonyms: separate
Related terms: break disperse detach break partition shut_off rail rope_off division
6. [ verb ] force, take, or pull apart
Synonyms: separate part disunite

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

Related terms: move cut tear tear sever sequester polarize disconnect gin break disjoint disjoin compartmentalize joint separate
7. [ noun ] a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
Related terms: disagreement
8. [ noun ] (geography) a line that divides two adjacent river systems
Synonyms: watershed water_parting
Related terms: line continental_divide Great_Divide separate
Similar spelling:   Divito