Definition of undivided in English:



  • 1Not divided, separated, or broken into parts.

    ‘an undivided estate can be passed on to succeeding generations’
    • ‘They will tend to produce a single, undivided, bulb in the first year.’
    • ‘Traditionally, much agricultural land and urban property was held as collective property, either undivided inheritances or endowed land.’
    • ‘There should be a declaration that Mrs Clay holds a one undivided fourth share in Queenslea Drive on trust for each of the three appellants.’
    • ‘The public interest is not one homogenous undivided concept.’
    • ‘As a result, windows with broad, undivided panes of glass became both practical and affordable - and very popular.’
    • ‘My three siblings and I inherited 800 undivided acres from our parents.’
    • ‘The shops are also undivided and a land surveyor is preparing subdivision diagrams for council approval to create freestanding sites.’
    • ‘The strata titles create the private undivided ownership of a unit in the project with the share of ownership of the land and public space.’
    • ‘The smaller sacristy windows are undivided and free of tracery.’
    • ‘Its proposal excluded any legal restoration and precluded the break-up of the undivided collective ownership of the cooperatives.’
    • ‘We used to be one nation, undivided, under three networks, three car companies and two brands of toothpaste for all.’
    • ‘The undivided hall could well have served for common meals, with its participants seated on benches or resting on couches.’
    • ‘He ardently espouses the dream of an undivided Land of Israel, in the tradition of the revisionist right, which bases its claim on ancient biblical maps.’
    • ‘There are also special circumstances such as wills, separate estates, joint property, and divided or undivided possession of an estate.’
    • ‘Single-light doors have one undivided panel of glass.’
    • ‘The writers occupied important positions in undivided India and I dare say a place in the hearts of those they came in contact with.’
    • ‘These undivided properties are handed down to the girls but may be used by their brothers or husbands to provide for the household.’
    • ‘Using a dissecting microscope, the colonies and individual undivided cells were scored for the number of cell divisions that had occurred.’
    • ‘The large and usually horseshoe-shaped head shield (cephalic shield) was made of a single plate of undivided bone.’
    • ‘‘We pledge to continue down the road to strive for the nation's consciousness and a normal and undivided country,’ he said.’
  • 2Devoted completely to one object.

    ‘I can now give you my undivided attention’
    • ‘She didn't like the undivided attention I concentrated on her.’
    • ‘She was literally demanding your complete, undivided attention.’
    • ‘For the full hour and a half, you are given the undivided attention of the beautician.’
    • ‘These are massive problems, to which the Transport Secretary should be devoting his undivided attention.’
    • ‘He certainly had my full and undivided attention.’
    • ‘As I watched, this particular young boy completely captured my full, undivided attention.’
    • ‘A manager can devote more undivided attention to the co-op.’
    • ‘She has my undivided attention as I absorb this new information.’
    • ‘The plight of one character absorbs the undivided attention of the entire audience.’
    • ‘Once he has that they can expect his undivided attention.’
    • ‘We begin by wanting our parents' undivided love and hating those who we have to share it with.’
    • ‘This got my parent's complete and undivided attention.’
    • ‘Spending quality time with children requires your full and undivided attention.’
    • ‘Damion still sat there giving her his complete and undivided attention.’
    • ‘This dough needs my full and undivided attention.’
    • ‘He demands and is worthy of my undivided affection.’
    • ‘It was uncharted territory and required her full and undivided attention.’
    • ‘Somehow he managed to field a team when the odds were stacked against him doing so, but his undivided loyalty ensured that he nearly always carried the day in that regard.’
    • ‘Now I'm going to give him my full, undivided attention.’
    • ‘She entered my world to give me her full, undivided attention.’
    complete, full, total, whole, entire, out-and-out, absolute, unqualified, unadulterated, unalloyed, unreserved, unmitigated, unshared, unbroken, solid, consistent, thorough, concentrated, exclusive, dedicated, wholehearted, sincere, consummate
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