from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Separated into parts or pieces.
  • adj. Being in a state of disagreement or disunity: a divided nation.
  • adj. Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities: divided loyalties.
  • adj. Separated by distance: a child divided from her familiar surroundings.
  • adj. Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated: divided highways.
  • adj. Botany Having indentations extending to the midrib or base and forming distinct lobes: divided leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Parted; separated; disunited; distributed: as, a divided hoof; a divided estate.
  • 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.

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

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


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