Definition of Separate

1. Noun. A separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication.

Exact synonyms: Offprint, Reprint
Generic synonyms: Article
Derivative terms: Reprint

2. Verb. Act as a barrier between; stand between. "The mountain range divides the two countries"
Exact synonyms: Divide
Derivative terms: Divide, Divider

3. Adjective. Independent; not united or joint. "Formed a separate church"

4. Noun. A garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments.
Generic synonyms: Garment

5. Verb. Force, take, or pull apart. "They separate their hair "; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

6. Adjective. Standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything. "A house with a separate garage"
Exact synonyms: Freestanding
Similar to: Detached

7. Verb. Mark as different. "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

8. Adjective. Separated according to race, sex, class, or religion. "Girls and boys in separate classes"
Similar to: Segregated, Unintegrated
Derivative terms: Separateness, Separateness

9. Verb. Separate into parts or portions. "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

10. Adjective. Have the connection undone; having become separate.
Exact synonyms: Disjoined
Similar to: Unconnected

11. Verb. Divide into components or constituents. "Separate the wheat from the chaff"

12. Verb. Arrange or order by classes or categories. "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

13. Verb. Make a division or separation.
Exact synonyms: Divide
Specialized synonyms: Partition, Zone, Break, Break Up, Dispel, Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter, Rail, Rail Off, Detach, Close Off, Shut Off
Derivative terms: Divisible, Division, Separative

14. Verb. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways. "My friend and I split up"

15. Verb. Go one's own way; move apart. "The friends separated after the party"
Exact synonyms: Part, Split
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter, Spread Out, Break Up, Diffract
Derivative terms: Parting, Separation, Split

16. Verb. Become separated into pieces or fragments. "These glasses separate easily"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
Exact synonyms: Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Split Up
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Break Open, Burst, Split, Puncture, Burst, Bust, Smash, Ladder, Run, Crack, Snap, Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize, Crush
Related verbs: Break
Derivative terms: Break, Break, Break, Breakable
Also: Break Up

17. Verb. Treat differently on the basis of sex or race.

18. Verb. Come apart. "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

19. Verb. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork. "The road forks"
Exact synonyms: Branch, Fork, Furcate, Ramify
Related verbs: Branch, Ramify
Specialized synonyms: Arborise, Arborize, Twig, Bifurcate, Trifurcate
Generic synonyms: Diverge
Derivative terms: Branch, Branch, Fork, Forking, Forking, Furcation, Ramification, Ramification, Ramification
Also: Branch Out

Definition of Separate

1. v. t. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.

2. v. i. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.

3. p. a. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.

Definition of Separate

1. Adjective. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else). ¹

2. Adjective. (context: followed by “from”) Not together (with); not united (to). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances. ¹

6. Noun. (usually in the plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing. ¹

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Definition of Separate

1. to set or keep apart [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Medical Definition of Separate

1. 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, flowers which have stamens and pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers. Origin: L. Separatus, p. P. Of separare to separate; pfref. Se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See Parade, and cf. Sever. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Separate

separable affix
separable affixes
separable verb
separable verbs
separate (current term)
separate off
separate out
separate peace
separate peaces
separate the wheat from the chaff
separating funnel

Literary usage of Separate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society (1854)
"METEOROLOGISTS generally consider that it is desirable to separate the whole of the pressure of the atmosphere on the surface of the earth, ..."

2. Physiology of Common Life by George Henry Lewes (1873)
"Object and scope of the inquiry—Psychology and Physiology two separate sciences—The Brain not the exclusive organ of the Mind : the two established ..."

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