Definitions of divider
  1. noun
    a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
    synonyms: partition
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    Wailing Wall
    a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon
    Hadrian's Wall
    an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain
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    a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
    a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
    partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
    an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    altarpiece, reredos
    a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
    (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
    bearing wall
    any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
    cavity wall
    a wall formed of two thicknesses of masonry with a space between them
    chimney breast
    walls that project out from the wall of a room and surround the chimney base
    a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
    gable, gable end, gable wall
    the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
    proscenium, proscenium wall
    the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
    a screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers
    rood screen
    a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel
    a wall that forms the side of a structure
    wainscoting, wainscotting
    a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
    type of:
    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  2. noun
    a person who separates something into parts or groups
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    someone who divides parts into smaller parts (especially a divider of land into building sites)
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  3. noun
    a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    synonyms: splitter
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    a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics
    type of:
    systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist
    a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
  4. noun
    a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements
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    drafting instrument
    an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
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