from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Separated into parts or pieces.
- adj. Being in a state of disagreement or disunity: a divided nation.
- adj. Moved by conflicting interests, emotions, or activities: divided loyalties.
- adj. Separated by distance: a child divided from her familiar surroundings.
- adj. Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated: divided highways.
- adj. Botany Having indentations extending to the midrib or base and forming distinct lobes: divided leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of divide.
- adj. separated or split into pieces
- adj. having conflicting interests or emotions
- adj. disunited
- adj. (of a road) separated into lanes, that move in opposite directions, by a median
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Parted; disunited; distributed.
- adj. Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Parted; separated; disunited; distributed: as, a divided hoof; a divided estate.
- In phonology, applied to a consonant, as l, formed with the mouth-passage divided in the middle by the tongue pressed against the gum or palate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions
- adj. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
- adj. separated into parts or pieces
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'A house divided against itself, 'or, rather, _in_ itself,' cannot stand; 'and it _is_ divided against itself if there be a _divided authority_.
Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.
17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house _divided_ against a house falleth.
These days, the phrase "divided government" could just as easily apply to the Federal Reserve.
Years ago, the brothers promised their mother they would never fight one another—and a title divided between champions who won't compete can't help shore up the wobbly heavyweight division.
Coach Hager as great as his staff will take something certain divided from the William & Mary diversion as great as demeanour to build as great as reanimate during the bye week as great as hope for for Towson when the Tigers revisit Parson Field in dual weeks.
CHICAGO — Illinois state Sen. James Meeks withdrew his candidacy for Chicago mayor on Thursday, and he urged other African-American candidates to follow his lead and rally what he called a divided black community around a single candidate.
Dowd cites what he calls a divided and polarized electorate.
Now weak-mindedness, like folly, is a term divided from madness in this vital manner -- that in one sense it applies to all men, in another to most men, in another to very many men, and so on.
Lion of Scotland, ramping on his gold field within his tressure fiery and counter flory, but surmounted by a label divided into twelve, and placed upon a pen-noncel, or triangular piece of silk.
The conservative opposition in Canberra is revelling in what it calls a "divided and dysfunctional government", and there are clear signs that the Gillard administration is enduring more internal fractures over the leadership.