Meaning of “divide” - Learner’s Dictionary

divide

verb uk us /dɪˈvaɪd/
SEPARATE [ I, T ]

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

We divided up into teams of six.
Each school year is divided into two semesters.
divide sth (up) among/between sb

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.
PLACE [ T ]

B2 to separate a place into two areas:

An ancient wall divides the city.
NUMBERS [ I, T ]

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

12 divided by 6 equals 2.
DISAGREE [ T ]

to make people disagree about something:

[ often passive ] Council members were divided over plans to build a new stadium.

(Definition of “divide” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)