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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.
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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
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