divider

noun di·vid·er \ də-ˈvī-dər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of divider

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

Examples of divider in a Sentence

  1. Concrete barriers are used as highway dividers.

  2. She has proven to be a divider of people.

  3. He says that he's a uniter, not a divider.

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First Known Use of divider

1534

divider Synonyms


DIVIDER Defined for English Language Learners

divider

noun

Definition of divider for English Language Learners

  • : a thing that keeps two spaces or areas separate

  • : someone or something that causes people to disagree with one another

  • dividers : a tool that consists of two pointed sticks joined at the top and that is used for measuring or marking lines and angles


Medical Dictionary

divider

noun di·vid·er \ də-ˈvīd-ər \

medical Definition of divider

: the second incisor tooth of a horse situated between the center and corner incisors on each side — compare nipper 2


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