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  • divide — I. verb (divided; dividing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dividere, from dis + videre to separate more at widow Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to separate into two or more parts, areas, or groups < divide the city into wa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • partition — par·ti·tion /pär ti shən/ n: the severance voluntarily or by legal proceedings of common or undivided interests in property and esp. real property: division into severalty of property held jointly or in common or the sale of such property by a… …   Law dictionary

  • split — [c]/splɪt / (say split) verb (split, splitting) –verb (t) 1. to rend or cleave lengthwise; separate or part from end to end or between layers, often forcibly or by cutting, as when splitting a log with an axe to make rails, slabs, shingles, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • split — splittable, adj. /split/, v., split, splitting, n., adj. v.t. 1. to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in two. 2. to separate by cutting, chopping, etc., usually lengthwise: to split a piece from a block. 3. to tear …   Universalium

  • split — [[t]splɪt[/t]] v. split, split•ting, n. adj. 1) to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in two[/ex] 2) to separate by cutting, chopping, etc.: to split a piece from a block[/ex] 3) to divide into distinct parts or… …   From formal English to slang

  • divided — dividedly, adv. dividedness, n. /di vuy did/, adj. 1. separated; separate. 2. disunited. 3. shared; apportioned. 4. (of a leaf) cut into distinct portions by incisions extending to the midrib or base. [1555 65; DIVIDE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • fence — A hedge, structure, or partition, erected for the purpose of inclosing a piece of land, or to divide a piece of land into distinct portions, or to separate two contiguous estates. An enclosure about a field or other space, or about any object;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

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