Definitions of separate

  1. not living together as man and wife; " decided to live apart"; " maintaining separate households"; " they are separated"
  2. arrange or order by classes or categories; " How would you classify these pottery shards-- are they prehistoric?"
  3. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; " The road forks"
  4. 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"
  5. separate into parts or portions; " divide the cake into three equal parts"; " The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  6. become separated into pieces or fragments; " The figurine broke"; " The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
  7. mark as different; " We distinguish several kinds of maple"
  8. treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  9. have the connection undone; having become separate
  10. force, take, or pull apart; " He separated the fighting children"; " Moses parted the Red Sea"
  11. act as a barrier between; stand between; " The mountain range divides the two countries"
  12. come apart; " The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  13. make a division or separation
  14. standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; " a freestanding bell tower"; " a house with a separate garage"
  15. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; " an individual serving"; " separate rooms"; " single occupancy"; " a single bed"
  16. a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  17. a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
  18. individual and distinct; " pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; " a gift for every single child"
  19. separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; " separate but equal"; " girls and boys in separate classes"
  20. independent; not united or joint; " a problem consisting of two separate issues"; " they went their separate ways"; " formed a separate church"
  21. divide into components or constituents; " Separate the wheat from the chaff"
  22. go one's own away; move apart; " The friends separated after the party"
  23. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
  24. To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
  25. To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
  26. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
  27. Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.
  28. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; - said of things once connected.
  29. Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; - said of things that have not been connected.
  30. To part or divide; disunite; disconnect; withdraw.
  31. Divided from the rest; disconnected; not united; distinct.
  32. Separately.
  33. Separateness.
  34. Separated.
  35. Separating.
  36. To divide: to part: to withdraw: to set apart for a certain purpose.
  37. To part: to withdraw from each other: to become disunited.
  38. Separated: divided: apart from another: distinct.
  39. Divided; distinct; not connected.
  40. Separation.
  41. To divide; part; withdraw.
  42. To disconnect; dissever.
  43. To keep apart.
  44. To consider separately.
  45. To be disconnected.
  46. Existing apart from others; considered by itself; unconnected or disconnected.
  47. Divided from the rest; disconnected; distinct; disconnected from the body. Separate estate, the property of a married woman which she holds independently of her husband.
  48. To part; to set apart from a number for a particular service; to disunite or disconnect.
  49. To part; to be disunited; to withdraw from each other.
  50. To part or disunite; to break or divide into parts; to sever from the rest; to withdraw, as persons; to withdraw from each other; to open.
  51. Divided from the rest; disunited; detached.

Antonyms for separate

commix, complicate, indiscriminate, next, connect, juxtaposed, concerted, united, conterminous, common, Fringing, eclectic, espouse, liken, restore, centralize, prevailing, varied, involve, assorted, corporate, promiscuous, attach, cohere, complete, conflate, piebald, accumulate, overall, conjoined, integrated, concatenate, relate, interchangeable, nigh, intermix, concur, conjunctive, contiguous, correlative, collaborative, adjoin, make, coterminous, interconnect, skirting, adjoining, reciprocal, adjacent, joining, merge, myriad, subjoin, gather, increase, multiple, general, divers, concentrate, mingle, interlink, put up, multifarious, motley, cooperate, close, coalesce, conjunct, impute, ragtag, majority, clannish, convene, unify, magpie, constellate, add, polarize, consolidate, kitchen sink, integrate, commingle, fasten, pick up, conjugate, flush, connected, Interfuse, public, coincide, congregate, homogenize, catenate, intermingle, cooperative, Flanking, fuse, near, wed, abutting, confuse, amalgamate, Verging, strengthen, assemble, vulgar, muster, unite, touching, implicate, combined, comingle, attribute, patchwork, equate, collect, set up, federate, convoke, conjoint, include, raggle-taggle, cosignatory, incorporate, attached, identify, received, conjoin, miscellaneous, compare, construct, ascribe, affix, amass, mutual, communal, collective, confound, append, mixed, combine, bordering, Pooled, embroil, confect, neighboring, entangle, fabricate, popular, fill up, manifold, marry, shared, garner, make up, concenter, agree.

Quotes of separate

  1. I think they should separate Microsoft's application group from its operating system group. – Jim Barksdale
  2. There's something really nice about not sitting separate from the crew in some massive trailer away from the studio. To actually be there with them, it's more of a creative process. – Neve Campbell
  3. Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. – Nick Cave
  4. The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people. – Jacques Delors
  5. What a thing is and what it means are not separate the former being physical and the latter mental as we are accustomed to believe. – James J. Gibson
  6. I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies... we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect. – Susan Griffin
  7. A social problem is one that concerns the way in which people live together in one society. A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different races who live in two separate societies, even if those societies are side by side. – Pauline Hanson
  8. No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate We have to see that all of us are in the same boat. – Dorothy Height
  9. I don't think that was too successful. Because I always thought that the two of them should have been more separate Also I had planned the monorail station to be in the center. So that one day you would have go to World Showcase and then the other day to Future World. – John Hench
  10. All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry. – Abbott L. Lowell
  11. As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification. – Ernst Mayr
  12. I think they want to keep it separate but I've never been a crossover artist for some reason. – Reba McEntire
  13. These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals. – Herbert Read
  14. Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body. – Michael Shermer
  15. Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate profit -making entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned. – John Paul Stevens

Usage examples for separate

  1. That we should separate – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  2. But there were no words for " mine" as separate from " yours." – We’re Civilized! by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides
  3. Seems a pity to separate 'em somehow. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  4. You wouldn't have me separate you from him, would you? – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. In an hour, after we're separate She broke in on him passionately. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  6. " Yes," replied Gascoigne; " and as the wind is falling it is possible it may fall calm, and they may send their boats; suppose we separate a mile or two from each other." – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. Do you mean to say anybody would be so utterly unnatural, even in England, as to separate a mother from her own children?" – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  8. " But May," he added, " if you will consent at once to be mine, we would marry before I go, and then no human power can separate us." – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. He would never return, or, at least, the interval of his departure should have been severe enough to separate him for ever from his father ... – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  10. She sank her face into every separate bunch of flowers. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  11. I think you'll like it- though it'll separate us for a little." – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  12. It's a kind of tu'nout in the wintatime; or I guess that's what made it in the beginning; sometimes folks take one hand side and sometimes the other, and that keeps them separate but they're really the same road, 'm. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. " This is that farmer's boy that father wouldn't help - and that he has managed to separate from himself - and from me! – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  14. We are aware, sir, that you have a separate room, but that makes no difference." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. The two classes of phenomena separate themselves out at once. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  16. By this statement we really call attention to the fact that the child is beginning to be interested in things separate from and outside of himself. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  17. I found it necessary to my peace of mind to come out from among them and be separate – The Dairyman's Daughter by Legh Richmond
  18. But Sarah Hunter kept the picture of Stephen O'Mara's mother separate from the rest; she took it upstairs with her when she went, white and tired- faced, to bed. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  19. Of course- I couldn't possibly separate them. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  20. She should therefore have a system of her own, separate and apart from that of Europe. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson