noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
verb act as a barrier between; stand between
- The mountain range divides the two countries
verb force, take, or pull apart
part; disunite; divide.
- He separated the fighting children
- Moses parted the Red Sea
verb mark as different
secernate; severalise; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
- We distinguish several kinds of maple
verb separate into parts or portions
divide; split up; split; carve up; dissever.
- divide the cake into three equal parts
- The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I
verb divide into components or constituents
- Separate the wheat from the chaff
verb arrange or order by classes or categories
sort; assort; sort out; class; classify.
- How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
verb make a division or separation
verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
break; break up; split up; part; split.
- The business partners broke over a tax question
- The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
- My friend and I split up
verb go one's own way; move apart
- The friends separated after the party
verb become separated into pieces or fragments
break; split up; fall apart; come apart.
- The figurine broke
- The freshly baked loaf fell apart
verb treat differently on the basis of sex or race
single out; discriminate.
verb come apart
- The two pieces that we had glued separated
verb divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ramify; fork; furcate; branch.
adjective independent; not united or joint
- a problem consisting of two separate issues
- they went their separate ways
- formed a separate church
adjective satellite standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
- a freestanding bell tower
- a house with a separate garage
adjective satellite separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
- separate but equal
- girls and boys in separate classes
adjective satellite have the connection undone; having become separate
Sep"a*rate transitive verb
, p. p. of separare
to separate; pfref. se-
aside + parare
to make ready, prepare. See Parade
, and cf. Sever
imperfect & past participle Separated ; present participle & verbal noun Separating
- To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
From the fine gold I separate the alloy.
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me.
Gen. xiii. 9.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Rom. viii. 35.
- To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
- 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. 2.
Sep"a*rate intransitive verb
- To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
Sep"a*rate participial adjective
, p. p.
- Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
Him that was separate from his brethren.
Gen. xlix. 26.
- 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.
- Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.
-- Sep"a*rate*ly, adv. -- Sep"a*rate*ness, n.
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