Definition of undivided in US English:



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

    • ‘Single-light doors have one undivided panel of glass.’
    • ‘The smaller sacristy windows are undivided and free of tracery.’
    • ‘My three siblings and I inherited 800 undivided acres from our parents.’
    • ‘The large and usually horseshoe-shaped head shield (cephalic shield) was made of a single plate of undivided bone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These undivided properties are handed down to the girls but may be used by their brothers or husbands to provide for the household.’
    • ‘The public interest is not one homogenous undivided concept.’
    • ‘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 writers occupied important positions in undivided India and I dare say a place in the hearts of those they came in contact with.’
    • ‘The shops are also undivided and a land surveyor is preparing subdivision diagrams for council approval to create freestanding sites.’
    • ‘‘We pledge to continue down the road to strive for the nation's consciousness and a normal and undivided country,’ he said.’
    • ‘As a result, windows with broad, undivided panes of glass became both practical and affordable - and very popular.’
    • ‘Its proposal excluded any legal restoration and precluded the break-up of the undivided collective ownership of the cooperatives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Using a dissecting microscope, the colonies and individual undivided cells were scored for the number of cell divisions that had occurred.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The undivided hall could well have served for common meals, with its participants seated on benches or resting on couches.’
    • ‘We used to be one nation, undivided, under three networks, three car companies and two brands of toothpaste for all.’
    • ‘There are also special circumstances such as wills, separate estates, joint property, and divided or undivided possession of an estate.’
    1. 1.1 Concentrated on or devoted completely to one object.
      ‘I can now give you my undivided attention’
      • ‘Spending quality time with children requires your full and undivided attention.’
      • ‘Once he has that they can expect his undivided attention.’
      • ‘As I watched, this particular young boy completely captured my full, undivided attention.’
      • ‘It was uncharted territory and required her full and undivided attention.’
      • ‘This got my parent's complete and undivided attention.’
      • ‘Now I'm going to give him my full, undivided attention.’
      • ‘For the full hour and a half, you are given the undivided attention of the beautician.’
      • ‘She didn't like the undivided attention I concentrated on her.’
      • ‘He certainly had my full and undivided attention.’
      • ‘Damion still sat there giving her his complete and undivided attention.’
      • ‘The plight of one character absorbs the undivided attention of the entire audience.’
      • ‘These are massive problems, to which the Transport Secretary should be devoting his undivided attention.’
      • ‘She entered my world to give me her 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We begin by wanting our parents' undivided love and hating those who we have to share it with.’
      • ‘He demands and is worthy of my undivided affection.’
      • ‘This dough needs my full and undivided attention.’
      • ‘She was literally demanding your complete, 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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