Webster 1913 Edition
The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
I was overlooked in the
divisionof the spoil.
That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
There was a
divisionamong the people.
John vii. 43.
Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
I will put a
divisionbetween my people and thy people.
Ex. viii. 23.
Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
The motion passed without a
The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.
The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.
The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
Syn. – compartment; section; share; allotment; distribution; separation; partition; disjunction; disconnection; difference; variance; discord; disunion.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of dividing or separating into parts, any entire body.
2.The state of being divided.
3.That which divides or separates; that which keeps apart; partition.
4.The part separated from the rest by a partition or line, real or imaginary; as the divisions of a field.
5.A separate body of men; as, communities and divisions of men.
6.A part or distinct portion; as the divisions of a discourse.
7.A part of an army or militia; a body consisting of a certain number of brigades usually two, and commanded by a major general. But the term is often applied to other bodies or portions of an army, as to a brigade, a squadron or a platoon.
8.A part of a fleet, or a select number of ships under a commander, and distinguished by a particular flag or pendant.
9.Disunion; discord; variance; difference.
There was a division among the people. John 7.
10.Space between the notes of music, or the dividing of the tones.
I will put a division between my people and thy people. Exodus 8.
12.The separation of voters in a legislative house.
13.In arithmetic, the dividing of a number or quantity into any parts assigned; or the rule by which is found how many times one number is contained in another.