Simple Definition of divided
: separated by different opinions : in a state of disagreement
: given to two or more people or things rather than to just one person or thing
Full Definition of divided
1 a : separated into parts or pieces b of a leaf : cut into distinct parts by incisions extending to the base or to the midrib c : having a barrier (as a guardrail) to separate lanes of traffic going in opposite directions <a divided highway>
2 a : disagreeing with each other : disunited b : directed or moved toward conflicting interests, states, or objects <divided loyalties>
3 : separated by distance <familiar objects from which she had never dreamed of being divided — James Joyce>
dividedlyplay \də-ˈvī-dəd-lē\ adverb
dividednessplay \-nəs\ noun
Examples of divided in a sentence
Experts are sharply divided on the issue.
The issue has created a deeply divided nation.
She feels like she only gets her mother's divided attention.
First Known Use of divided
Legal Definition of divided
1a : separated into parts, classes, or portions <divided coverage> <divided custody> b in the civil law of Louisiana : separately owned, possessed, or held : no longer held in indivision <owner of a divided part or of the entire estate following partition — Louisiana Civil Code> <granted in divided portions>
2 : not united : failing to agree <a divided Court>
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