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Meaning of SEPARATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'sepu`rit, [v]`sepu'reyt, sepehrut

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

SEPARATE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abstracted, apart(p), assort, asunder(p), branch, break, break, break up, carve up, class, classify, come apart, detached, differentiate, discrete, discriminate, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dissever, distinct, distinguish, disunite, divide, divide, divide, divide, fall apart, fork, freestanding, furcate, individual, isolable, isolated, offprint, part, part, part, ramify, removed, reprint, secern, secernate, segregated, separated, set-apart, severalise, severalize, single out, single(a), sort, sort out, split, split, split up, split up, tell, tell apart, unconnected, unintegrated
 Antonyms: joint, unify, unite
 See Also: arborise, arborize, article, avulse, Balkanise, Balkanize, bifurcate, branch out, break, break, break apart, break away, break away, break down, break down, break off, break open, break up, break up, break up, break with, broaden, burst, bust, bust, calve, canton, card, catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, change, change integrity, change integrity, change integrity, chip, chip off, close off, come away, come off, compare, compartmentalise, compartmentalize, contradistinguish, contrast, count, crack, crush, cut, cut up, decompose, decompose, demarcate, detach, detach, dialyse, dialyze, dichotomise, dichotomize, differentiate, diffract, disadvantage, disarticulate, disassociate, disconnect, discriminate, disfavor, disfavour, disjoin, disjoint, disjoint, dismember, dispel, disperse, displace, dissipate, dissociate, dissociate, distinguish, disunify, disunite, diverge, diversify, divided, divorce, extract, filter, filter out, filtrate, format, fractionate, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, garment, gerrymander, gin, grade, group, hive off, identify, independent, individualise, individualize, initialise, initialize, insulate, isolate, isolate, isolate, keep apart, know, know apart, label, ladder, lot, macerate, move, move, number, other, paragraph, parcel, partition, partition, partition off, peptise, peptize, pigeonhole, place, polarise, polarize, puncture, rail, rail off, reclassify, redline, reduce, refer, run, rupture, scatter, secede, secern, secernate, section, sectionalise, sectionalize, segment, segregate, segregate, separate, separate, separate, separate out, sequester, sequestrate, set apart, sever, severalise, severalize, sex, shut off, sieve, sift, single out, size, sliver, snap, snap, splinter, split, spread out, stamp, stereotype, strain, stratify, subdivide, subdivide, take apart, tear, tease, tell, tell apart, triangulate, trifurcate, twig, unitise, unitise, unitize, unitize, unshared, wash, zone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sep"a*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Separated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Separating}.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to
    separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare.
    See {Parade}, and cf. {Sever}.]
    1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part
       in any manner.
             From the fine gold I separate the alloy. --Dryden.
             Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. --Gen. xiii.
             Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
                                                   --Rom. viii.
    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.
    {Separated flowers} (Bot.), flowers which have stamens and
       pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers. --Gray.
  2. \Sep"a*rate\, v. i.
    To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw
    from one another; as, the family separated.
  3. \Sep"a*rate\, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ]
    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. -- {Sep"a*rate*ly},
       adv. -- {Sep"a*rate*ness}, n.