divide-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a divergence of viewpoint between social groups

Commentary: DIVIDE[+state][+social][+divergence][+of_viewpoints]

There is still a profound philosophical divide between the political parties.
Over time the divides between these warring factions may be overcome.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a high ridge of land that separates lower regions from each other

Commentary: DIVIDE[+location][+geographical][+ridge][+separator][+of_regions]

We drove up to the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains.
This ridge is the main divide between the two river systems.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2