Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “divide”

divide

verb
 
 
/dɪˈvaɪd/
[T] to calculate the number of times one number fits into another: Convert the euro amount into sterling by dividing the euro amount by the exchange rate.
[I or T] to separate, or make something separate, into different parts or groups: He and his brother decided to divide the company into two parts.
(Definition of divide from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of divide?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Separating and dividing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “divide”

Definitions of “divide” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More