See also: divorcé
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈvɔːs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈvɔɹs/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈvo(ː)ɹs/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈvoəs/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)s
- The legal dissolution of a marriage.
- Richard obtained a divorce from his wife some years ago, but hasn't returned to the dating scene.
- A separation of connected things.
- The Civil War split between Virginia and West Virginia was a divorce based along cultural and economic as well as geographic lines.
- 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian:
- The great trick of online retail has been to get us to do more shopping while thinking less about it – thinking less, in particular, about how our purchases reach our homes. This divorce of a product from its voyage to us is perhaps the thing that Amazon has sold us most successfully
- (obsolete) That which separates.
- (legal dissolution of a marriage): divorcement
- (separation of connected things): partition, separation, severance
legal dissolution of a marriage
separation of connected things
- (transitive) To legally dissolve a marriage between two people.
- A ship captain can marry couples, but cannot divorce them.
- (transitive) To end one's own marriage to (a person) in this way.
- Lucy divorced Steve when she discovered that he had been unfaithful.
- (intransitive) To obtain a legal divorce.
- Edna and Simon divorced last year; he got the house, and she retained the business.
- (transitive) To separate something that was connected.
- The radical group voted to divorce itself from the main faction and start an independent movement.
- c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iv], page 269:
- He is knight dubb'd with vnhatche'd Rapier, and on carpet conſideration, but he is a diuell in priuate brall, soules and bodies hath he diuorc'd three, and his incenſement at this moment is ſo implacable, that ſatisfaction can be none, but by pangs of death and ſepulcher: Hob, nob, is his word: giu't or take't.
- (to legally dissolve a marriage): split up
- (to separate something that was connected): disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, separate
to legally dissolve a marriage
to end one's own marriage
to separate something that was connected
to obtain a legal divorce
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divorce m (plural divorces)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of