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separate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Separate  \Sep"a*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Separated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Separating}.]  [L.  separatus  p.  p.  of  separare  to 
  separate;  pfref  se-  aside  +  parare  to  make  ready,  prepare. 
  See  {Parade},  and  cf  {Sever}.] 
  1.  To  disunite;  to  divide;  to  disconnect;  to  sever;  to  part 
  in  any  manner. 
 
  From  the  fine  gold  I  separate  the  alloy.  --Dryden. 
 
  Separate  thyself,  I  pray  thee,  from  me  --Gen.  xiii. 
  9. 
 
  Who  shall  separate  us  from  the  love  of  Christ? 
  --Rom.  viii. 
  35. 
 
  2.  To  come  between;  to  keep  apart  by  occupying  the  space 
  between;  to  lie  between;  as  the  Mediterranean  Sea 
  separates  Europe  and  Africa. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  {Separated  flowers}  (Bot.),  flowers  which  have  stamens  and 
  pistils  in  separate  flowers;  diclinous  flowers.  --Gray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Separate  \Sep"a*rate\,  v.  i. 
  To  part  to  become  disunited;  to  be  disconnected;  to  withdraw 
  from  one  another;  as  the  family  separated. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Separate  \Sep"a*rate\,  p.  a.  [L.  separatus  p.  p.  ] 
  1.  Divided  from  another  or  others  disjoined;  disconnected; 
  separated;  --  said  of  things  once  connected. 
 
  Him  that  was  separate  from  his  brethren.  --Gen. 
  xlix.  26. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  Disunited  from  the  body;  disembodied;  as  a  separate 
  spirit;  the  separate  state  of  souls. 
 
  {Separate  estate}  (Law),  an  estate  limited  to  a  married  woman 
  independent  of  her  husband. 
 
  {Separate  maintenance}  (Law),  an  allowance  made  to  a  wife  by 
  her  husband  under  deed  of  separation.  --  {Sep"a*rate*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Sep"a*rate*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  separate 
  adj  1:  independent;  not  united  or  joint;  "a  problem  consisting  of 
  two  separate  issues";  "they  went  their  separate  ways"; 
  "formed  a  separate  church"  [ant:  {joint}] 
  2:  individual  and  distinct;  "pegged  down  each  separate  branch 
  to  the  earth";  "a  gift  for  every  single  child"  [syn:  {single(a)}] 
  3:  standing  apart;  not  attached  to  or  supported  by  anything  "a 
  freestanding  bell  tower";  "a  house  with  a  separate  garage" 
  [syn:  {freestanding}] 
  4:  not  living  together  as  man  and  wife;  "decided  to  live 
  apart";  "maintaining  separate  households";  "they  are 
  separated"  [syn:  {apart(p)},  {separated}] 
  5:  characteristic  of  or  meant  for  a  single  person  or  thing  "an 
  individual  serving";  "separate  rooms";  "single  occupancy"; 
  "a  single  bed"  [syn:  {individual},  {single(a)}] 
  6:  separated  according  to  race,  sex,  class,  or  religion; 
  "separate  but  equal";  "girls  and  boys  in  separate  classes" 
  7:  have  the  connection  undone;  having  become  separate  [syn:  {disjoined}] 
  n  1:  a  separately  printed  article  that  originally  appeared  in  a 
  larger  publication  [syn:  {offprint},  {reprint}] 
  2:  a  garment  that  can  be  purchased  separately  and  worn  in 
  combinations  with  other  garments 
  v  1:  act  as  a  barrier  between;  stand  between:  "The  mountain  range 
  divides  the  two  countries"  [syn:  {divide}] 
  2:  force,  take  or  pull  apart;  "He  separated  the  fighting 
  children";  "Moses  parted  the  Red  Sea"  [syn:  {disunite},  {divide}, 
  {part}] 
  3:  mark  as  different;  "We  distinguish  several  kinds  of  maple" 
  [syn:  {distinguish},  {differentiate},  {secern},  {secernate}, 
  {severalize},  {tell},  {tell  apart}] 
  4:  separate  into  parts  or  portions;  "divide  the  cake  into  three 
  equal  parts";  "The  British  carved  up  the  Ottoman  Empire 
  after  World  War  I"  [syn:  {divide},  {split},  {split  up},  {dissever}, 
  {carve  up}]  [ant:  {unite}] 
  5:  divide  into  components  or  constituents;  "Separate  the  wheat 
  from  the  chaff" 
  6:  arrange  or  order  by  classes  or  categories;  "How  would  you 
  classify  these  pottery  shards--are  they  prehistoric?" 
  [syn:  {classify},  {class},  {sort},  {assort},  {sort  out}] 
  7:  make  a  division  or  separation  [syn:  {divide}] 
  8:  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"  [syn:  {part},  {split  up},  {split},  {break}, 
  {break  up}] 
  9:  go  one's  own  away  move  apart;  "The  friends  separated  after 
  the  party"  [syn:  {part},  {split}] 
  10:  become  separated  into  pieces  or  fragments;  "The  figurine 
  broke";  "The  freshly  baked  loaf  fell  apart"  [syn:  {break}, 
  {split  up},  {fall  apart},  {come  apart}] 
  11:  treat  differently  on  the  basis  of  sex  or  race  [syn:  {discriminate}, 
  {single  out}] 
  12:  come  apart;  "The  two  pieces  that  we  had  glued  separated" 
  [syn:  {divide},  {part}] 
  13:  divide  into  two  or  more  branches;  "The  road  forks"  [syn:  {branch}, 
  {ramify},  {fork}] 




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