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separate
WordNet 2.0
  • a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
  • a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  • divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
  • "The road forks"
  • become separated into pieces or fragments
  • "The figurine broke"
  • "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
  • mark as different
  • "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
  • arrange or order by classes or categories
  • "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
  • divide into components or constituents
  • "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
  • force, take, or pull apart
  • "He separated the fighting children"
  • "Moses parted the Red Sea"
  • come apart
  • "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  • go one''s own away
  • move apart
  • "The friends separated after the party"
  • make a division or separation
  • 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"
  • separate into parts or portions
  • "divide the cake into three equal parts"
  • "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  • treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  • act as a barrier between
  • stand between
  • "The mountain range divides the two countries"
  • standing apart
  • not attached to or supported by anything
  • "a freestanding bell tower"
  • "a house with a separate garage"
  • individual and distinct
  • "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"
  • "a gift for every single child"
  • have the connection undone
  • having become separate
  • separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
  • "separate but equal"
  • "girls and boys in separate classes"
  • independent
  • not united or joint
  • "a problem consisting of two separate issues"
  • "they went their separate ways"
  • "formed a separate church"
  • characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
  • "an individual serving"
  • "separate rooms"
  • "single occupancy"
  • "a single bed"
  • not living together as man and wife
  • "decided to live apart"
  • "maintaining separate households"
  • "they are separated"
separate
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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.

  • 1. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.

  • 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.

 

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