separate meaning

[ 'sepəreit ] Pronunciation:   "separate" in a sentence
Verb: separate  `sepu'reyt
  1. Act as a barrier between; stand between
Adjective: separate  sep(u)rut
  1. Independent; not united or joint
    "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church" 
  2. Standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    "a house with a separate garage"
    - freestanding 
  3. Separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
    "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes" 
  4. Have the connection undone; having become separate
    - disjoined
Noun: separate  sep(u)rut
  1. A separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    - offprint, reprint 
  2. A garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

Derived forms: separated, separating, separates

See also: apart, asunder, detached, discrete, disjoint, disjunct, distinct, divided, fall, independent, individual, isolable, isolated, other, segregated, separated, separately, separateness, separation, separatist, separative, separator, set-apart, single, unaccompanied, unconnected, unintegrated, unshared

Type of: article, categorise [Brit], categorize, change, change integrity, displace, diverge, garment, identify, move, place

Antonym: joint

Encyclopedia: Separate Separate, equal

vb -rat·ed; -rat·ing vt
1 : to isolate from a mixture : EXTRACT
2 : DISLOCATEseparated his shoulder in the last game of the season›
¦ vi : to become isolated from a mixture


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  1. keep these things in a separate place.
  2. the trust is separated from the company.
  3. the delegates separated with quick good-byes.
  4. would you care to have separate checks?
  5. politics is the only thing which separates us.

Related Words

  1. separable meaning
  2. separable utility function meaning
  3. separable verb meaning
  4. separableness meaning
  5. separably meaning
  6. separate account meaning
  7. separate application meaning
  8. separate assessment meaning
  9. separate but equal meaning
  10. separate compilation meaning
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