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 for divide
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watershed \Wa"ter*shed`\, n. [Cf. G. wasserscheide; wasser water
     + scheide a place where two things separate, fr. scheiden to
     separate.]
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     1. The whole region or extent of country which contributes to
        the supply of a river or lake.
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     2. The line of division between two adjacent rivers or lakes
        with respect to the flow of water by natural channels into
        them; the natural boundary of a basin; -- called also
        divide and water parting.
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     3. a point in time marking an important transition between
        two situations, or phases of an activity; a turning point.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divide \Di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divided; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dividing.] [L. dividere, divisum; di- = dis- + root
     signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to
     L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. Device, Devise.]
     1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts
        or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
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              Divide the living child in two.       --1 Kings iii.
                                                    25.
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     2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or
        by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two
        houses; a stream divides the towns.
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              Let it divide the waters from the waters. --Gen. i.
                                                    6.
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     3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as
        profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to
        distribute; to mete out; to share.
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              True justice unto people to divide.   --Spenser.
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              Ye shall divide the land by lot.      --Num. xxxiii.
                                                    54.
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     4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or
        hostile; to set at variance.
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              If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom
              can not stand.                        --Mark iii.
                                                    24.
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              Every family became now divided within itself.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the
        votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a
        legislative house upon a question.
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     6. (Math.) To subject to arithmetical division.
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     7. (Logic) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or
        generic term.
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     8. (Mech.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a
        sextant.
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     9. (Music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with
        variations. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To sever; dissever; sunder; cleave; disjoin; disunite;
          detach; disconnect; part; distribute; share.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divide \Di*vide"\, v. i.
     1. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
        --Milton.
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              The Indo-Germanic family divides into three groups.
                                                    --J. Peile.
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     2. To cause separation; to disunite.
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              A gulf, a strait, the sea intervening between
              islands, divide less than the matted forest.
                                                    --Bancroft.
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     3. To break friendship; to fall out. --Shak.
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     4. To have a share; to partake. --Shak.
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     5. To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members
        separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite
        sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the
        ayes dividing from the noes.
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              The emperors sat, voted, and divided with their
              equals.                               --Gibbon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divide \Di*vide"\, n.
     A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two
     streams; also called watershed and water parting. A
     divide on either side of which the waters drain into two
     different oceans is called a continental divide.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  divide
      n 1: a serious disagreement between two groups of people
           (typically producing tension or hostility)
      2: a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
         [syn: watershed, water parting, divide]
      v 1: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into
           three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman
           Empire after World War I" [syn: divide, split, split
           up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unify,
           unite]
      2: perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" [syn:
         divide, fraction] [ant: multiply]
      3: act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range
         divides the two countries" [syn: separate, divide]
      4: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
         [syn: separate, divide, part]
      5: make a division or separation [syn: separate, divide]
      6: force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting
         children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: separate,
         disunite, divide, part]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  359 Moby Thesaurus words for "divide":
     Continental Divide, Great Divide, aberrate, abrupt, add, aggravate,
     agree to differ, agree to disagree, algebraize, alienate, allocate,
     allot, alphabetize, analyze, anatomize, apportion, appraise,
     appreciate, arrange, assay, assess, assign, assort, atomize,
     ballot, be at variance, be in dissent, be partners in,
     beg to differ, bifurcate, bisect, bolt, bound, branch, branch out,
     break down, break up, break with, broach, by two, calculate,
     calibrate, caliper, canvass, carve, carve up, cast, cast a ballot,
     cast off, cast out, catalog, categorize, change, check a parameter,
     chink, chop, chop logic, cipher, circumscribe, class, classify,
     cleave, codify, collate, come between, compute, contradistinguish,
     cooperate, cordon, cordon off, count, crack, crevasse, cull out,
     cut, cut adrift, cut in two, cut off, cut open, cut out, cut up,
     deal, deal out, decrease, delete, demarcate, demark, depart,
     deploy, desynonymize, detach, dial, dichotomize, differ,
     difference, differentiate, digest, dimidiate, disaccord, disaffect,
     disagree, disagree with, disarticulate, disburse, disconnect,
     discord, discord with, discriminate, disengage, disequalize,
     disjoin, disjoint, dispart, dispense, disperse, dissect, dissent,
     dissent from, dissociate, distinguish, distribute, district,
     disunite, divaricate, diverge, diversify, divide into shares,
     divide on, divide up, divide with, divorce, divvy, divvy up,
     divvy up with, dole out, dope out, draw the line, drop out, eject,
     enclose, estimate, estrange, evaluate, expel, extract roots,
     fall out, fan out, fan the flame, fathom, fence off, figure,
     figure in, figure out, file, fission, fissure, fix, fly open, fork,
     gauge, ghettoize, gin, give out, go away, go even stephen,
     go fifty-fifty, go halvers, go halves, go off, go shares, gradate,
     grade, graduate, group, halve, have a falling-out, in half, incise,
     increase, index, individualize, individuate, insulate, irritate,
     isolate, keep apart, keep aside, lay aside, lay open, leave,
     light the fuse, limit, list, make a distinction, make trouble,
     mark, mark off, mark out, mark the interface, measure, measure out,
     mensurate, mete, mete out, meter, modify, multiply, not agree,
     number, ope, open, open up, oppose, order, organize, outspread,
     pace, panel, parcel, parcel out, part, part company, particularize,
     partition, personalize, pick out, pigeonhole, pit against, place,
     plumb, plump, poll, portion, prize, probe, prorate, provoke,
     pull away, pull back, pull out, put aside, put in order, quantify,
     quantize, quarantine, quota, ramify, range, rank, rate, ration,
     reckon, reduce, reduce to elements, refine a distinction, rent,
     resolve, riddle, rift, rip, rive, score, screen, screen out,
     secede, seclude, section, segment, segregate, select, separate,
     sequester, set a limit, set against, set apart, set aside,
     set at odds, set at variance, set off, set on, sever, severalize,
     share, share in, share out, share with, shift, shut off, sic on,
     sieve, sieve out, sift, sift out, size, size up, slice,
     slice the pie, slice up, slit, sort, sort out, sound,
     sow dissension, span, specialize, splay, split, split hairs,
     split in two, split the difference, split up, spread, spread out,
     spring open, stand apart, stand aside, step, step aside,
     stir up trouble, subdivide, subordinate, subtilize, subtract,
     sunder, surround, survey, swing open, tabulate, take a reading,
     take account of, take exception, take issue, tally, tap, tear,
     tear open, thrash, thresh, throw off, throw open, throw out,
     transect, triangulate, type, uncouple, unyoke, valuate, value,
     vary, vote, wall off, water parting, watershed, weigh, winnow,
     withdraw, withhold assent, work out, zone
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Divide -- U.S. County in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    2283
     Housing Units (2000): 1469
     Land area (2000):     1259.529393 sq. miles (3262.166014 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    34.647017 sq. miles (89.735358 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1294.176410 sq. miles (3351.901372 sq. km)
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             48.828242 N, 103.454207 W
     Headwords:
      Divide
      Divide, ND
      Divide County
      Divide County, ND
  

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