What does separate mean?

Definitions for separate
ˈsɛp əˌreɪt; -ər ɪtsep·a·rate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word separate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. offprint, reprint, separate(noun)

    a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

  2. separate(adj)

    a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

  3. separate(adj)

    independent; not united or joint

    "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"

  4. freestanding, separate(adj)

    standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

    "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"

  5. separate(adj)

    separated according to race, sex, class, or religion

    "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"

  6. disjoined, separate(verb)

    have the connection undone; having become separate

  7. separate, divide(verb)

    act as a barrier between; stand between

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

  8. separate, disunite, divide, part(verb)

    force, take, or pull apart

    "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

  9. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)

    mark as different

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

  10. 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"

  11. separate(verb)

    divide into components or constituents

    "Separate the wheat from the chaff"

  12. 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?"

  13. separate, divide(verb)

    make a division or separation

  14. 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"

  15. separate, part, split(verb)

    go one's own way; move apart

    "The friends separated after the party"

  16. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart(verb)

    become separated into pieces or fragments

    "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

  17. discriminate, separate, single out(verb)

    treat differently on the basis of sex or race

  18. separate, divide, part(verb)

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  19. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate(verb)

    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

    "The road forks"

Wiktionary

  1. separate(Noun)

    Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.

    Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.

  2. separate(Verb)

    To divide (a thing) into separate parts.

    Separate the articles from the headings.

    Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.

  3. separate(Verb)

    To cause (things or people) to be separate.

    If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.

    Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.

  4. separate(Verb)

    To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.

    The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring.

    Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.

  5. separate(Adjective)

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

    This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.

    Etymology: From separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from sepire, saepire.

  6. separate(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Separate(verb)

    to disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  2. Separate(verb)

    to come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  3. Separate(verb)

    to set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  4. Separate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  5. Separate

    divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  6. Separate

    unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

  7. Separate

    disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls

    Etymology: [L. separatus, p. p. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Separate

    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, -ātumse-, aside, parāre, to put.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1362

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1556

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Verbs Frequency: #448

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separate' in Adjectives Frequency: #161

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How to say separate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of separate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of separate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of separate in a Sentence

  1. Bernd Meyring:

    Where digital content is geoblocked this can often be a result of national intellectual property rights. Assessing whether this is a genuine concern or a pretext to separate the internal market is a delicate exercise in each of these cases, given all the limitations of existing tools, legislation would be a far more appropriate tool to deal with the issue than trying to use an imperfect tool box.

  2. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov:

    The space station has been separate from Earth for 20 years, how is it different ? The space station is its own biome with its own resources, with humans coming and going. We want to see what these closed environments do when they've been separate for a long time.

  3. Simon Zhang:

    The conversation was not as exciting as I expected, they were each talking about their own separate topics.

  4. Brian Austin:

    Who knows if this is the end of the journey, we have a lot of life left. So the paths have sort of gone in separate ways for now. They could come back together. They may not. We don't know.

  5. David Letterman:

    They have this moment where they put you, they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know, that's something that I am so happy that I experienced David Letterman so I can start by changing that moment.

Images & Illustrations of separate

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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
  • gwahanWelsh
  • adskilleDanish
  • 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
  • अलगHindi
  • elkülönít, elválaszt, különálló, különHungarian
  • բաժանել, անջատել, առանձնացնել, տրոհել, առանձին, անջատArmenian
  • aðkilinnIcelandic
  • separato, separata, separareItalian
  • נפרדHebrew
  • 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
  • haytarakuyQuechua
  • 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
  • окремоUkrainian
  • الگUrdu
  • schåyîWalloon

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