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1A person or thing that divides a whole into parts.
- ‘We will have to rearrange the traffic islands, signal lights and road dividers to implement the rule.’
- ‘Better yet, removing the dividers instantly transforms the Mini into a portable beer cooler, though that's not in the manufacturer's instruction booklet.’
- ‘As a postscript, I just find it interesting that the big theme seems to be that he is a divider.’
- ‘We need an environment for independent media as the unifiers, not dividers, of society.’
- ‘The highway had concrete dividers, for crying out loud!’
- ‘Roads will be properly illuminated to avoid accidents, especially for the two-wheeler riders who bump into road dividers, he said.’
- ‘First, there's the reality of people sleeping on road dividers.’
- ‘They function as partitions, screens, dividers or the means by which an entire garden is unified.’
- ‘Both sections one and three consist of separate poems, while the middle section seems to be one piece separated by dividers signalling individual chapters.’
- ‘Sculpted from wooden strips separated by thin aluminum dividers, each panel consists of an array of wells of equal width but different depths.’
- ‘The lawn part no longer has any lawn, but it's now framed with wavy brick-type dividers which, I'm told, will also help with the erosion problem.’
- ‘The apparatus consisted of a cooler fitted with a screened divider separating ice and water.’
- ‘During the presidential campaign, he vowed, ‘I'm a uniter, not a divider.’’
- ‘They feed on it because they would love to divide it and there are people like that I've always called the dividers.’
- ‘Time and time again I would see one of the protests I attended on the news, them making us look like the dividers.’
- ‘This is a simple division, of course, but the natural dividers need to be either parks or rivers and regions to share the same characteristics.’
- 1.1 A screen or piece of furniture that divides a room into two parts.
screen, divider, room divider, dividing wall, barrier, wall, fence, panel, separatorView synonyms
- ‘As Olson walks through the office, the fast-multiplying staff peek over their office dividers.’
- ‘White turned his head so he could see the experimenters through the glass divider which separated the chamber from the recording instruments.’
- ‘The bamboo dividers in the dining room provide a feeling of intimacy.’
- ‘Elsewhere in the house, freestanding cabinets also act as room dividers.’
- ‘Subsequently they will ask the corporation to put up at least three-inch dividers.’
- ‘I'm moving offices in four days, to a hellish corner with no windows and very, very high desk dividers.’
- ‘The kitchen island is also a divider, separating the cooking area from the dining space without blocking sight lines.’
- ‘This mosquito barrier also serves as a flexible room divider between the kitchen and the other living areas.’
- ‘Eric stood next to the room divider that separated the item shop and the bar.’
- ‘Fine aluminum mesh screens form luminous gray dividers between a gallery space and offices.’
- ‘The living room and kitchen were on the opposite ends of one large open room, with no dividers or doors separating the two spaces.’
- ‘He created stable dividers, frontages and door grilles for the livery, all designed specially in line with the customer's specific requirements.’
- ‘Freestanding room screens or dividers that have slots or elastic lacing for photos.’
- ‘There is about 1 foot of space between the table and the short divider wall that separates us from the bar.’
- ‘Or use your room divider to add a separation to a large living room and dining room combo.’
- ‘Properly placed in a larger room, it can become a room divider screen or simply a focal point.’
- ‘A focal point is the Craftsman-inspired room divider that functions as a bookcase on one side and bench on the other.’
- ‘All the dividers, parcel shelf and the false floor can be completely removed if the whole space is required.’
- ‘The long bench tables have movable bamboo fan dividers to separate the different groups of diners to also afford an air of privacy.’
- ‘Mahogany dividers split up cubicles, and blue and green tinted glass lit the early public conveniences’ more murky corners.’
- 1.2 An issue on which opinions are divided:‘on the Labour side, the big divider was still nuclear weapons’
- ‘Indeed, TBTN and similar forms of activism are becoming construed more as community dividers than builders.’
- ‘The cultural and political dividers between Europe and the US are second-order issues.’
- ‘I see a difference and I think it has basically to do with the abortion issue and the perception of the abortion issue as a divider.’
- ‘It seems this last one is a real opinion divider.’
2dividersA measuring compass, especially one with a screw for making fine adjustments.
- ‘The little kids did not like what we said and had their compasses and dividers out, ready to give us a poke so we scooted out.’
- ‘‘Like a person using a pair of giant dividers,’ observed Ken.’
- ‘A pair of dividers, which is a weaker tool than a compass, enables one to transfer distances.’
- ‘In a corner of the lunette depicting Solomon Sitting in Judgment is a figure of a seated man holding a pair of dividers and examining a drawing.’
- ‘It certainly doesn't hurt that both Dürer's central figure and one of Homer's men each hold dividers.’
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