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Meaning of “divorce” in the English Dictionary

"divorce" in British English

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divorcenoun

uk   /dɪˈvɔːs/  us   /-ˈvɔːrs/
  • divorce noun (PEOPLE)

B1 [C or U] an ​official or ​legalprocess to end a ​marriage: The last I ​heard they were getting a divorce. Divorce is on the ​increase. Ellie ​wants a divorce. What are the ​chances of a ​marriage ending in divorce?

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divorceverb

uk   /dɪˈvɔːs/  us   /-ˈvɔːrs/
  • divorce verb (PEOPLE)

B2 [I or T] to end ​yourmarriage by an ​official or ​legalprocess: She's divorcing her ​husband.

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divorcénoun [C]

uk   /dɪˌvɔːˈseɪː/  us   /dəˌvɔːr-/
US a man who is ​divorced and who has not ​married again
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(Definition of divorce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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divorceverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/
to ​cause a ​marriage to a ​husband or ​wife to end by an ​official or ​legalprocess, or to have a ​marriageended in this way: [T] Ford divorced his ​wife, Anne, in 1964, and ​married Cristina a ​yearlater. [T] They didn’t get divorced (= end ​theirmarriagelegally) until 2007.
divorce
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/
[C] Both of them ​agreed to the divorce.

divorcénoun [C]

 /dɪˌvɔrˈseɪ, -ˌvoʊr-, -ˈsi/
a man whose ​marriageofficiallyended while his ​wife was still ​alive
(Definition of divorce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “divorce”
in Korean 이혼…
in Arabic طَلاق…
in Malaysian penceraian…
in French divorce…
in Russian развод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, 離婚…
in Italian divorzio…
in Turkish boşanma…
in Polish rozwód…
in Spanish divorcio…
in Vietnamese sự ly hôn…
in Portuguese divórcio…
in Thai การหย่าร้าง…
in German die Scheidung…
in Catalan divorci…
in Japanese 離婚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, 离婚…
in Indonesian perceraian…
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