v. t.1.To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
[imp. & p. p. Separated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Separating.]
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.
v. i.1.To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
p. a.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.
Noun1.separate - a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
Synonyms: offprint, reprint
2.separate - a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
Verb1.separate - act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
Synonyms: divide
2.separate - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
Synonyms: disunite, part, divide
3.separate - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
4.separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
5.separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
Synonyms: divide, part
6.separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
7.separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
8.separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
9.separate - make a division or separation
Synonyms: divide
10.separate - 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"
11.separate - go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
Synonyms: part, split
12.separate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race
13.separate - divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
Synonyms: furcate, branch, fork, ramify
Adj.1.separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
2.separate - individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child"
Synonyms: single
3.separate - standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
Synonyms: freestanding
4.separate - not living together as man and wife; "decided to live apart"; "maintaining separate households"; "they are separated"
Synonyms: apart, separated
5.separate - characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
Synonyms: individual, single
6.separate - separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
7.separate - have the connection undone; having become separate
Synonyms: disjoined
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