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Definition of "divided" []

  • Separated into parts or pieces. (adjective)
  • Being in a state of disagreement or disunity: a divided nation. (adjective)
  • Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities: divided loyalties. (adjective)
  • Separated by distance: a child divided from her familiar surroundings. (adjective)
  • Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated: divided highways. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divided" in a sentence
  • "'A house divided against itself, 'or, rather, _in_ itself,' cannot stand; 'and it _is_ divided against itself if there be a _divided authority_."
  • "17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house _divided_ against a house falleth."
  • "These days, the phrase "divided government" could just as easily apply to the Federal Reserve."