Definitions for separate
ˈsɛp əˌreɪt; -ər ɪtsep·a·rate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word separate.
offprint, reprint, separatenoun
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, partverb
force, take, or pull apart
"He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartverb
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve upverb
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, separateverb
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 upverb
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, splitverb
go one's own way; move apart
"The friends separated after the party"
break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartverb
become separated into pieces or fragments
"The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
discriminate, separate, single outverb
treat differently on the basis of sex or race
separate, divide, partverb
"The two pieces that we had glued separated"
branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separateverb
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.
Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Eve separate he wish’d. John Milton.
’Twere hard to conceive an eternal watch, whose pieces were never separate one from another, not ever in any other form. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
In a secret vale the Trojan sees
A sep’rate grove. Dryden.
Whatever ideas the mind can receive and contemplate without the help of the body, it can retain without the help of the body too; or else the soul, or any separate spirit, will have but little advantage by thinking. John Locke.
Etymology: separo, Latin; separer, French.
I’ll to England.
———— To Ireland, I: our separated fortunes
Shall keep us both the safer. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Rather than death, or aught than death more dread,
Shall separate us. John Milton.
Can a body be inflammable, from which it would puzzle a chymist to separate an inflammable ingredient? Boyle.
Death from sin no power can separate. John Milton.
Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts xiii. 2.
David separated to the service those who should prophesy. 1 Chron. xxv. 1.
Separate thyself from me: if thou wilt take the left, I will go to the right. Gen. xiii. 9.
To part; to be disunited.
When there was not room enough for their herds to feed, they by consent separated, and enlarged their pasture. John Locke.
Separate refers to the act or state of being apart or divided from something or someone else. It implies a distinct or individual existence, where there is a physical or conceptual division between two or more entities. It suggests the absence of unity or connection and often implies a notion of independence or distinctiveness.
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
Etymology: [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.]
British National Corpus
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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
I think it's going to be tricky because the music app is separate from YouTube Red, plus they have other separate apps, if I'm a casual user I'm going to find that confusing.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
If the moderates separate themselves from Nusra, immediately the Russians and Assad go kill them, the idea that the moderate rebels will separate themselves from Nusra is just not going to happen. It (the administration plan) is a Hail Mary pass that is dead on arrival.
Gemma Allen says. To keep your relationship as blissful as possible, talk about how you ’ll split expenses such as rent, food and utilities, along with unexpected items such as car repairs or if a baby comes along. Consider opening a joint bank account in addition to your regular accounts to pay for shared expenses. You may not want to split every expense either, so decide what will be kept separate and if you ’ll want to discuss individual purchases over a certain dollar limit. Since you may cohabitate for a long time or eventually marry, talk about short - and long-term financial goals. Think about the financial impact of these goals and how you ’ll work together to achieve them, save for shared goals in separate accounts and contribute the amount that Gemma Allen agree Gemma Allen can each afford.
The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.
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Translations for separate
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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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