American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that divides, especially a screen or other partition.
- n. Chiefly British A highway median strip.
- n. A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which divides; that which separates into parts.
- n. A distributer; one who deals out to each his share.
- n. One who or that which disunites or keeps apart.
- n. plural A pair of small compasses, of which the opening is adjusted by means of a screw and nut, used for dividing lines, describing circles, etc.; compasses in general. See compass, 8.
- n. An attachment to a harvester for separating the swath of grain on the point of being cut from the portion left standing.
- n. plural In mining, same as buntons.
- n. An object that separates.
- n. A device resembling a drawing compass and used to transfer measurements of length.
- n. UK, US The median of a highway or other road where traffic in opposite directions are kept separated.
- n. A person who separates or classifies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.
- n. One who deals out to each his share.
- n. One who, or that which, causes division.
- n. An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc., compasses. See Compasses.
- n. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).
- n. a person who separates something into parts or groups
- n. a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements
- n. a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
- n. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
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