Definitions for: Separate


[n] a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
[n] a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
[adj] standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
[adj] individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child"
[adj] have the connection undone; having become separate
[adj] separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
[adj] independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
[adj] characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
[adj] not living together as man and wife; "decided to live apart"; "maintaining separate households"; "they are separated"
[v] divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
[v] become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
[v] mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
[v] arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
[v] separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
[v] divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
[v] force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
[v] come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
[v] go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
[v] make a division or separation
[v] discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
[v] treat differently on the basis of sex or race
[v] act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sep"a*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Separated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Separating.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to
separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare.
See Parade, and cf. Sever.]
1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part
in any manner.

From the fine gold I separate the alloy. --Dryden.

Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. --Gen. xiii.
9.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
--Rom. viii.
35.

2. To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space
between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea
separates Europe and Africa.

3. To set apart; to select from among others, as for a
special use or service.

Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto
I have called thaem. --Acts xiii.
2.

Separated flowers (Bot.), flowers which have stamens and
pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers. --Gray.


Sep"a*rate, v. i.
To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw
from one another; as, the family separated.


Sep"a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ]
1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected;
separated; -- said of things once connected.

Him that was separate from his brethren. --Gen.
xlix. 26.

2. Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said
of things that have not been connected.

For such an high priest became us, who is holy,
harmless, undefiled, separate from sinnere. --Heb.
vii. 26.

3. Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate
spirit; the separate state of souls.

Separate estate (Law), an estate limited to a married woman
independent of her husband.

Separate maintenance (Law), an allowance made to a wife by
her husband under deed of separation. -- Sep"a*rate*ly,
adv. -- Sep"a*rate*ness, n.

Synonyms: abstracted, apart(p), assort, asunder(p), branch, break, break, break up, carve up, class, classify, come apart, detached, differentiate, discrete, discriminate, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dissever, distinct, distinguish, disunite, divide, divide, divide, divide, fall apart, fork, freestanding, furcate, individual, isolable, isolated, offprint, part, part, part, ramify, removed, reprint, secern, secernate, segregated, separated, set-apart, severalise, severalize, single out, single(a), sort, sort out, split, split, split up, split up, tell, tell apart, unconnected, unintegrated

Antonyms: joint, unify, unite

See Also: arborise, arborize, article, avulse, Balkanise, Balkanize, bifurcate, branch out, break, break, break apart, break away, break away, break down, break down, break off, break open, break up, break up, break up, break with, broaden, burst, bust, bust, calve, canton, card, catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, change, change integrity, change integrity, change integrity, chip, chip off, close off, come away, come off, compare, compartmentalise, compartmentalize, contradistinguish, contrast, count, crack, crush, cut, cut up, decompose, decompose, demarcate, detach, detach, dialyse, dialyze, dichotomise, dichotomize, differentiate, diffract, disadvantage, disarticulate, disassociate, disconnect, discriminate, disfavor, disfavour, disjoin, disjoint, disjoint, dismember, dispel, disperse, displace, dissipate, dissociate, dissociate, distinguish, disunify, disunite, diverge, diversify, divided, divorce, extract, filter, filter out, filtrate, format, fractionate, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, garment, gerrymander, gin, grade, group, hive off, identify, independent, individualise, individualize, initialise, initialize, insulate, isolate, isolate, isolate, keep apart, know, know apart, label, ladder, lot, macerate, move, move, number, other, paragraph, parcel, partition, partition, partition off, peptise, peptize, pigeonhole, place, polarise, polarize, puncture, rail, rail off, reclassify, redline, reduce, refer, run, rupture, scatter, secede, secern, secernate, section, sectionalise, sectionalize, segment, segregate, segregate, separate, separate, separate, separate out, sequester, sequestrate, set apart, sever, severalise, severalize, sex, shut off, sieve, sift, single out, size, sliver, snap, snap, splinter, split, spread out, stamp, stereotype, strain, stratify, subdivide, subdivide, take apart, tear, tease, tell, tell apart, triangulate, trifurcate, twig, unitise, unitise, unitize, unitize, unshared, wash, zone

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