divided

Something that's divided is sectioned or split into parts. A divided political party might be separated into several groups with very different opinions on what the party's priorities ought to be.

Things can be physically divided, the way a pizza is when it's cut into eight separate pieces, or the way a highway is when it has a concrete barrier between lanes that go in different directions. There's also a figurative way of being divided, like a divided family that's feuding about something, or divided experts who disagree on the findings of a study. The adjective divided comes from the Latin dividere, "to force apart, cleave, or distribute."

Definitions of divided
  1. adjective
    separated into parts or pieces
    “opinions are divided
    Synonyms:
    distributive
    serving to distribute or allot or disperse
    segregated, unintegrated
    separated or isolated from others or a main group
    separate
    independent; not united or joint
    bicameral, two-chambered
    consisting of two chambers
    bifid
    divided into two lobes
    bifurcate, biramous, branched, forficate, fork-like, forked, pronged, prongy
    resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
    bifurcated
    divided into or made up of two parts
    bilocular, biloculate
    divided into or containing two cells or chambers
    black-and-white
    of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
    chambered
    having compartmental chambers
    bisulcate, cloven
    (used of hooves) split, divided
    dichotomous
    divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
    disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split
    having been divided; having the unity destroyed
    disjointed
    taken apart at the joints
    disjunct
    having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
    episodic
    of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
    four-pronged
    having four prongs
    many-chambered
    having many chambers
    metameric, segmental, segmented
    having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
    mullioned
    of windows; divided by vertical bars or piers usually of stone
    pentamerous
    divided into five parts; specifically, having each floral whorl consist of five (or a multiple of five) members
    pronged, tined
    having prongs or tines; usually used in combination
    sectional, sectioned
    consisting of or divided into sections
    segmental
    divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds
    three-pronged
    having three prongs
    torn
    disrupted by the pull of contrary forces
    trifid
    divided into three lobes
    two-pronged
    having two prongs
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    Antonyms:
    united
    characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    collective
    forming a whole or aggregate
    integrated
    not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups
    joint
    united or combined
    agreed, in agreement
    united by being of the same opinion
    allied, confederate, confederative
    united in a confederacy or league
    amalgamate, amalgamated, coalesced, consolidated, fused
    joined together into a whole
    coalescent, coalescing
    growing together, fusing
    cohesive
    cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
    conjugate, conjugated, coupled
    joined together especially in a pair or pairs
    conjunct
    bound in close association
    federate, federated
    united under a central government
    incorporate, incorporated, integrated, merged, unified
    formed or united into a whole
    in league
    (usually followed by `with') united in effort as if in a league
    one, unitary
    having the indivisible character of a unit
    suprasegmental
    pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound
    tied
    bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection
    undivided
    not parted by conflict of opinion
    unpartitioned
    not divided by partitions
    nonsegmental, unsegmented
    having a body that is not divided into segments
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  2. adjective
    distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
    synonyms: divided up, shared, shared out
    distributed
    spread out or scattered about or divided up
  3. adjective
    having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions
    “a divided highway”
    synonyms: dual-lane
    multilane
    (of roads and highways) having two or more lanes for traffic
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