From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divide \Di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divided; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Dividing.] [L. dividere, divisum; di- = dis- + root
   signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to
   L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. Device, Devise.]
   1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts
      or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
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            Divide the living child in two.       --1 Kings iii.
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   2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or
      by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two
      houses; a stream divides the towns.
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            Let it divide the waters from the waters. --Gen. i.
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   3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as
      profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to
      distribute; to mete out; to share.
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            True justice unto people to divide.   --Spenser.
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            Ye shall divide the land by lot.      --Num. xxxiii.
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   4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or
      hostile; to set at variance.
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            If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom
            can not stand.                        --Mark iii.
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            Every family became now divided within itself.
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   5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the
      votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a
      legislative house upon a question.
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   6. (Math.) To subject to arithmetical division.
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   7. (Logic) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or
      generic term.
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   8. (Mech.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a
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   9. (Music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with
      variations. [Obs.] --Spenser.

   Syn: To sever; dissever; sunder; cleave; disjoin; disunite;
        detach; disconnect; part; distribute; share.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dividing \Di*vid"ing\, a.
   That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.
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   Dividing engine, a machine for graduating circles (as for
      astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also,
      for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels.

   Dividing sinker. (Knitting Mach.). See under Sinker.
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