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, separatenoun

    a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

  2. separateadjective

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

  3. separateadjective

    independent; not united or joint

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

  4. freestanding, separateadjective

    standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

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

  5. separateadjective

    separated according to race, sex, class, or religion

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

  6. disjoined, separateverb

    have the connection undone; having become separate

  7. separate, divideverb

    act as a barrier between; stand between

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

  8. separate, disunite, divide, partverb

    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 apartverb

    mark as different

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

  10. 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"

  11. separateverb

    divide into components or constituents

    "Separate the wheat from the chaff"

  12. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateverb

    arrange or order by classes or categories

    "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

  13. separate, divideverb

    make a division or separation

  14. 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"

  15. separate, part, splitverb

    go one's own way; move apart

    "The friends separated after the party"

  16. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartverb

    become separated into pieces or fragments

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

  17. discriminate, separate, single outverb

    treat differently on the basis of sex or race

  18. separate, divide, partverb

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  19. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separateverb

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

    "The road forks"

Wiktionary

  1. separatenoun

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

  2. separateverb

    To divide (a thing) into separate parts.

    Separate the articles from the headings.

  3. separateverb

    To cause (things or people) to be separate.

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

  4. separateverb

    To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.

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

  5. separateadjective

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

    This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.

  6. separateadjective

    Not together (with); not united (to).

    I try to keep my personal life separate from work.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Separateadjective

    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.

  2. To SEPARATEverb

    Etymology: separo, Latin; separer, French.

    I’ll to England.
    ———— To Ireland, I: our separated fortunes
    Shall keep us both the safer. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Resolv’d,
    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.

  3. To Separateverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Separateverb

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

  2. Separateverb

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

  3. Separateverb

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

  4. Separateverb

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

  5. Separate

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

  6. Separate

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

  7. Separate

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

  8. 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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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. The Austrian-born Bikel:

    Professionally, I can count three or four separate existences.

  2. Joe Crameri:

    Once we've got that information, then we'll be able to formulate a more correct plan for how we can separate Nima Pelden but at the moment we remain confident that we should achieve that in a single operation and we should be able to achieve a good outcome for both twins.

  3. Kristi Oshiro:

    Too many times we think of things like' this is racism' and' this is mental health,' and they're separate, but in reality, it's really complex and they inform one another.

  4. Jessica Maccaro:

    They store the meat in special chambers( in their hives) that are sealed off for two weeks before they access it, and these chambers are separate from where the honey is stored.

  5. The UK Defense Ministry:

    One woman claimed that personnel of [Eastern Military District’s] 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade are 'mentally and physically exhausted,' because they have been on active combat duty since the launch of the ‘special military operation’ on 24 February 2022.

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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
  • தனிTamil
  • విడిపోవు, వేరు చేయు, విడిTelugu
  • окремоUkrainian
  • الگUrdu
  • schåyîWalloon

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