divider divider  /dɪ ˈvaɪ dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
  2. (n) a person who separates something into parts or groups
  3. (n) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
  4. (n) a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A severed leg lay partly covered in newspaper between two charred tree trunks on the road divider.
  2. Only in 1857 did the Afrikaans God formally become a prime divider of men.
  3. Raja vaulted to safety over a steel road divider just as the truck plowed into the other bikers.

News

  1. Gemini Recently Installed a New Roll Moulding Line in the Boston Area

    The line was installed to run a full variety of moulded rolls measuring from 4" to 12" long. The system is fed by a Werner & Pfleiderer TWS 8-pocket divider/rounder that can produce from 1 oz to 7 oz and was equipped with a servo reciprocator to allow for both individual patterns and clustered patterns.  These patterns are controlled by an Allen Bradley PLC equipped control panel. More and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Crash Claims Arrowhead Doctor’s Life

    A Lake Arrowhead anesthesiologist who practiced in San Bernardino was killed Friday in a head-on crash when a speeding truck crossed the center divider and slammed into his car on Waterman Avenue just north of the 210 Freeway.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Lake Arrowhead Mountain News

  3. Police identify 76-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash

    Melbourne police today identified a 76-year-old man killed over the weekend after losing control of his motorcycle and slamming into a raised concrete divider.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Florida Today

Quotes

  1. "She was always an encourager and not a divider," Mayor Bobby Bright told the Montgomery Advertiser. "She was just a loving person. She was truly the mother figure that we all so desperately needed in Montgomery during a very trying period of...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Bobby Bright Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Then Craig added, "And the next thing I knew under the bathroom divider comes a card that says police."
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: CBS 2

  3. Earlier in the evening, fellow Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy told the crowd the nation needs "a genuine uniter" -- and "not a divider who only claims to be a uniter."
    on Jul 27, 2004 By: Edward Kennedy Source: CTV.ca

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