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
DIVIDED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of divided for English Language Learners
: 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
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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