Hypertext Webster Gateway: "divided"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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.

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. --Spenser.

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

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.

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

9. (Music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with
variations. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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

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