Definitions for separate

Definitions for (noun) separate

Main entry: separate

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

Main entry: offprint, separate, reprint

Definition: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

Definitions for (verb) separate

Main entry: ramify, branch, furcate, fork, separate

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

Usage: The road forks

Main entry: separate, split up, come apart, break, fall apart

Definition: become separated into pieces or fragments

Usage: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart

Main entry: tell, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize

Definition: mark as different

Usage: We distinguish several kinds of maple

Main entry: class, classify, assort, separate, sort, sort out

Definition: arrange or order by classes or categories

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

Main entry: separate

Definition: divide into components or constituents

Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff

Main entry: disunite, divide, part, separate

Definition: force, take, or pull apart

Usage: He separated the fighting children; Moses parted the Red Sea

Main entry: divide, separate, part

Definition: come apart

Usage: The two pieces that we had glued separated

Main entry: part, split, separate

Definition: go one's own way; move apart

Usage: The friends separated after the party

Main entry: divide, separate

Definition: make a division or separation

Main entry: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up

Main entry: dissever, divide, separate, split, split up, carve up

Definition: separate into parts or portions

Usage: divide the cake into three equal parts; The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Main entry: discriminate, single out, separate

Definition: treat differently on the basis of sex or race

Main entry: divide, separate

Definition: act as a barrier between; stand between

Usage: The mountain range divides the two countries

Definitions for (adj) separate

Main entry: separate, freestanding

Definition: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

Usage: a freestanding bell tower; a house with a separate garage

Main entry: separate, disjoined

Definition: have the connection undone; having become separate

Main entry: separate

Definition: separated according to race, sex, class, or religion

Usage: separate but equal; girls and boys in separate classes

Main entry: separate

Definition: independent; not united or joint

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

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