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## Word Origin & History

early 14c., from Latin dividere "to force apart, cleave, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + -videre "to separate," from PIE root *weidh- "to separate" (see widow; also see with).

Mathematical sense is from early 15c. Divide and rule (c.1600) translates Latin divide et impera, a maxim of Machiavelli. Related: Divided; dividing.

## Example Sentences fordivide

Well, you divide five thousand by ten, and you've got only five hundred left.

Now to understand them words perfect you have got to divide the tex.

Together we can divide it; otherwise neither of us will get any of it.

Divide the breast into pieces according to the position of the bones.

Divide them in pieces and split them, or cut them into slices.

Cut it down the middle, and then across, so as to divide it into four cakes.

Then divide the mixture by putting it into two separate sauce-pans.

One day he climbed over the Divide into the Warhouse Valley.

There were life and motion, and a world astir, to divide the attention of Day.

Well, then, the scale of good wifeship I divide into ten parts.