DIVIDE, verb transitive [Latin , to part. See the latter words.]
1. To part or separate an entire thing; to part a thing into two or more pieces.
DIVIDE the living child in two. 1 Kings 3:25.
2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition or by an imaginary line or limit. A wall divides two houses. The equator divides the earth into two hemispheres.
Let the firmament divide the waters from the waters. Genesis 1:6.
3. To make partition of, among a number.
Ye shall divide the land by lot. Numbers 33:54.
4. To open; to cleave.
Thou dist divide the sea. Nehemiah 9:11.
5. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant.
There shall be five in one house divided, three against two--Luke 12:13.
6. To distribute; to separate and bestow in parts or shares.
And he divided to them his living. Luke 15:12.
7. To make dividends; to apportion the interest or profits of stock among proprietors; as, the bank divides six per cent.
8. To separate into two parts, for ascertaining opinions for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house, in voting.
DIVIDE, verb intransitive
1. To part; to open; to cleave.
2. To break friendship; as, brothers divide
3. To vote by the division of a legislative house into two parts.
The emperors sat, voted and divided with their equals.