Definition of "divides" []

  • To separate or be separated into parts or groups; split up; part (verb)
  • To share or be shared out in parts; distribute (verb)
  • To diverge or cause to diverge in opinion or aim (verb)
  • To keep apart or be a boundary between (verb)
  • (in Parliament and similar legislatures) to vote by separating into two groups (verb)
  • To categorize; classify (verb)
  • To calculate the quotient of (one number or quantity) and (another number or quantity) by division (verb)
  • To diverge (verb)
  • To mark increments of (length, angle, etc) as by use of an engraving machine (verb)
  • An area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed (noun)
  • A division; split (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of divide. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "divides" in a sentence
  • "And a discussion about divides is surely going to elicit loaded comments."
  • "Lastly, can you really claim that entrenching the current economic divides is a moral course of action?"
  • "Westin divides the population into three categories."