What does the word partition mean?

Usage examples for partition

  1. I am now comfortably established next door to Mr. Jay, and I am delighted to say that I have two holes in the partition instead of one. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. This we could do very heartily and without hypocrisy, for he had worked well and made a rare good job, having built a very seemly partition across the room, by nailing of the canes perpendicularly to that kind of floor that hung over the hollowed portion, thus making us now three rooms out of one. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  3. Behind it appeared a high partition of gilt and inlaid wood reaching to the ceiling, and separating the outer from the inner part of the temple. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins