Definitions of separate:
  • noun:   a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
  • noun:   a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  • verb:   discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    Example: "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
  • verb:   act as a barrier between; stand between
  • verb:   divide into components or constituents
    Example: "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
  • verb:   force, take, or pull apart
    Example: "He separated the fighting children"
  • verb:   come apart
    Example: "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  • verb:   go one's own away; move apart
    Example: "The friends separated after the party"
  • verb:   make a division or separation
  • verb:   treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  • verb:   become separated into pieces or fragments
  • verb:   mark as different
  • verb:   separate into parts or portions
  • verb:   divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
  • verb:   arrange or order by classes or categories
  • adjective:   separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
    Example: "Separate but equal"
  • adjective:   independent; not united or joint
    Example: "A problem consisting of two separate issues"
  • adjective:   individual and distinct
    Example: "Pegged down each separate branch to the earth"
  • adjective:   characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    Example: "Separate rooms"
  • adjective:   not living together as man and wife
    Example: "Maintaining separate households"
  • adjective:   standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    Example: "A house with a separate garage"
  • adjective:   have the connection undone; having become separate

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