You searched for: “dividing
divide (verb), divides; divided; dividing
1. To separate or to split something into two or more parts or groups: Mike's father divided his property evenly among his children as stated in his will.

Sara divided the pie uniformly into ten pieces for her family.

Mrs. Thomas divided her class up into six teams to work on the class assignment.

2. To share or to give something, usually in equal amounts: Before the meal, the two friends agreed to divide the cost justly between them just as they had divided their work equally.
3. To use different amounts of something for different purposes or activities: Monroe divides his time between his apartment in the city and visiting his son in the country.
4. To cause something to be separated or away from something else: The neighbors have a tall fence that divides their properties.
5. To keep people away from each other when they have disagreements or can't get along: The nation was divided by racial conflicts.
6. To calculate how many times a number contains another number: If John divides 8 by 2, the result equals 4.
This entry is located in the following unit: divid-, divis- (page 1)
(Latin: a partition; a dividing wall between two spaces, tissues, or cavities; from saepire "to enclose, to hedge in", and from saepes, "fence, hedge")