from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Separated into parts or pieces.
  • adjective Being in a state of disagreement or disunity.
  • adjective Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities.
  • adjective Separated by distance.
  • adjective Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated.
  • adjective Botany Having indentations extending to the midrib or base and forming distinct lobes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In phonology, applied to a consonant, as l, formed with the mouth-passage divided in the middle by the tongue pressed against the gum or palate.
  • Parted; separated; disunited; distributed: as, a divided hoof; a divided estate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Parted; disunited; distributed.
  • adjective (Bot.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of divide.
  • adjective separated or split into pieces
  • adjective having conflicting interests or emotions
  • adjective disunited
  • adjective US (of a road) separated into lanes, that move in opposite directions, by a median

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions
  • adjective distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
  • adjective separated into parts or pieces


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