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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.