divider

noun

di·​vid·​er də-ˈvī-dər How to pronounce divider (audio)
1
: one that divides
2
dividers plural : an instrument for measuring or marking (as in dividing lines)
3
: something serving as a partition between separate spaces or areas
a highway divider

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Examples of divider in a Sentence

Concrete barriers are used as highway dividers. She has proven to be a divider of people. He says that he's a uniter, not a divider.
Recent Examples on the Web Nobody truly has his own room, as the Crow’s Nest is segmented into four cubicles by partitions and dividers. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 Featuring dividers and small compartments, Mom will have more than enough space for her earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 5 Apr. 2024 One side of the clamshell-style suitcase can be zipped up with a mesh divider to keep your items safely in place. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 The collection has one single divider, used for splitting a cubby in half. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Feb. 2024 Like its standard counterpart, this spinner boasts interior dividers, mesh organization pockets, and compression straps inside of a sturdy, lightweight polycarbonate shell. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2024 The Getaway Bag slides over a roller, includes an insulated lunch pack, dividers, multiple entry points, and a side pouch that perfectly fits a pack of wipes. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Feb. 2024 For years Sparrow Academy has had multiple makeshift classrooms in the school gymnasium, with temporary dividers serving as classroom walls. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2024 Integrated drawers are ideal, but if not available, utilize storage boxes designed for under-bed storage to store clothes, toys, and linens. Organize dresser drawers with affordable tiny dividers for easy access and better organization. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of divider was in 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Divider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divider. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

divider

noun
di·​vid·​er də-ˈvīd-ər How to pronounce divider (audio)
1
: something that divides
a room divider
2
plural : an instrument for measuring or marking

Medical Definition

divider

noun
di·​vid·​er də-ˈvīd-ər How to pronounce divider (audio)
: the second incisor tooth of a horse situated between the center and corner incisors on each side compare nipper sense 2

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