offprint, reprint, separate(noun)
a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
independent; not united or joint
"a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
"a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
"separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
have the connection undone; having become separate
act as a barrier between; stand between
"The mountain range divides the two countries"
separate, disunite, divide, part(verb)
force, take, or pull apart
"He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up(verb)
separate into parts or portions
"divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
divide into components or constituents
"Separate the wheat from the chaff"
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate(verb)
arrange or order by classes or categories
"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
make a division or separation
separate, part, split up, split, break, break up(verb)
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, part, split(verb)
go one's own way; move apart
"The friends separated after the party"
break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart(verb)
become separated into pieces or fragments
"The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
discriminate, separate, single out(verb)
treat differently on the basis of sex or race
separate, divide, part(verb)
"The two pieces that we had glued separated"
branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate(verb)
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
"The road forks"
Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
Separate the articles from the headings.
To cause (things or people) to be separate.
If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.
To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring.
Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.
Not together (with); not united (to).
I try to keep my personal life separate from work.
Origin: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.
to disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner
to come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa
to set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service
to part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated
divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected
unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected
disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls
Origin: [L. separatus, p. p. ]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sep′a-rāt, v.t. to divide: to part: to withdraw: to set apart for a certain purpose: to sever.—v.i. to part: to withdraw from each other: to become disunited.—adj. separated: divided: apart from another: distinct.—n. Separabil′ity.—adj. Sep′arable, that may be separated or disjointed.—n. Sep′arableness.—advs. Sep′arably; Sep′arately.—ns Sep′arateness; Sep′arating-disc, an emery-wheel for cutting a space between teeth; Separā′tion, act of separating or disjoining: state of being separate: disunion: chemical analysis: divorce without a formal dissolution of the marriage-tie; Separā′tionist; Sep′aratism, act of separating or withdrawing, esp. from an established church; Sep′aratist, one who separates or withdraws, esp. from an established church, a dissenter: a name applied by the Unionists to those Liberals in favour of granting Home Rule to Ireland.—adj. Sep′arātive, tending to separate.—ns. Sep′arātor, one who, or that which, separates: a divider; Sep′arātory, a chemical vessel for separating liquids of different specific gravities; Sep′arātrix, the line separating light from shade on any partly illuminated surface; Separā′tum, a separate copy of a paper which has been published in the proceedings of a scientific society.—Separate estate, property of a married woman over which her husband has no right of control; Separate maintenance, a provision made by a husband for the sustenance of his wife where they decide to live apart. [L. separāre, -ātum—se-, aside, parāre, to put.]
An item formed or viewed as a unit by itself.
The housing units are separate from each other and divided into one, two and three bedroom properties.Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2016
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1362
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1556
Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Verbs Frequency: #448
Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Adjectives Frequency: #161
The numerical value of separate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of separate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- skei, afgesonderde, aparte, verdeel, deel, geskeideAfrikaans
- منفصل, فصلArabic
- айырым, башҡа, айырыуBashkir
- separat, separarCatalan, Valencian
- oddělený, oddělit, separátní, samostatnýCzech
- unterscheiden, separieren, trennen, separat, sich trennen, getrennt, teilen, einzeln, scheiden, auseinanderfallenGerman
- malkunigi, malkunaEsperanto
- separado, separar, disgregarSpanish
- erottaa, eri, erillinen, irrottaa, erottua, irtonainenFinnish
- séparer, séparée, séparéFrench
- scaoil i, deighilIrish
- air leth, bhoScottish Gaelic
- separar, separado, separarseGalician
- elkülönít, elválaszt, különálló, különHungarian
- բաժանել, անջատել, առանձնացնել, տրոհել, առանձին, անջատArmenian
- separato, separata, separareItalian
- 分離, 分れた, 分かれる, 別れる, 切り離すJapanese
- 분리되다, 개개의, 별개의, 분리하다Korean
- schiften, afgezonderde, afgezonderd, scheiden, gescheiden, afzonderlijkDutch
- oddzielny, osobnyPolish
- جلا, بېلPashto, Pushto
- separar-se, separado, separarPortuguese
- despărți, separa, separată, separatRomanian
- разделять, разлучать, разъединять, отдельный, раздельный, отделять, обособленный, разделятьсяRussian
- avskilja, skiljd, söndra, avskild, skilja, splittra, separat, dela, skildSwedish
- విడిపోవు, వేరు చేయు, విడిTelugu
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