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

  • noun One that divides, especially a screen or other partition.
  • noun Chiefly British A highway median strip.
  • noun A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which divides; that which separates into parts.
  • noun A distributer; one who deals out to each his share.
  • noun One who or that which disunites or keeps apart.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An attachment to a harvester for separating the swath of grain on the point of being cut from the portion left standing.
  • noun plural In mining, same as buntons.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.
  • noun One who deals out to each his share.
  • noun One who, or that which, causes division.
  • noun An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc., compasses. See Compasses.
  • noun a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).

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

  • noun An object that separates.
  • noun A device resembling a drawing compass and used to transfer measurements of length.
  • noun UK, US The median of a highway or other road where traffic in opposite directions are kept separated.
  • noun A person who separates or classifies.

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

  • noun a person who separates something into parts or groups
  • noun a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements
  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
  • noun a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

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