Divider

Di*vid"er

(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.
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2. One who deals out to each his share.
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Who made me a judge or a divider over you?
Luke xii. 14.
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3. One who, or that which, causes division.
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Hate is of all things the mightiest divider.
Milton.
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Money, the great divider of the world.
Swift.
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4. pl. An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc., compasses. See Compasses.
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The word dividers is usually applied to the instrument as made for the use of draughtsmen, etc.; compasses to the coarser instrument used by carpenters.
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5. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another). The structure may be a wall with an opening in it to allow seeing one part of the room from the other. This term is also used to designate a semitransparent curtain formed by hanging multiple strings of various materials from a ceiling, intended to visually partition a room without inhibiting passage between the partitions
Syn. -- partition, room divider.
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