Meaning of "divide" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈvaɪd/ (dividing, divided)

B1 to separate into parts or groups, or to make something separate into parts or groups:

We divided up into teams.

to separate a place into two areas:

There’s a narrow alley that divides our house from the one next door.
divide something (up) among/between someone

to separate something into parts and give a part to each person in a group:

The prize money will be divided equally among the winners.

to calculate how many times a number can go into another number:

12 divided by 6 equals 2.

(Definition of “divide” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)