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separate   WordNet 2.0

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

 
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- a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

 
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- divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
"The road forks"

 
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- become separated into pieces or fragments
"The figurine broke"
"The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

 
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- mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

 
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- arrange or order by classes or categories
"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

 
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- divide into components or constituents
"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

 
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- force, take, or pull apart
"He separated the fighting children"
"Moses parted the Red Sea"

 
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- come apart
"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

 
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- go one''s own away

- move apart
"The friends separated after the party"

 
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- make a division or separation

 
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- 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"

 
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- separate into parts or portions
"divide the cake into three equal parts"
"The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

 
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- treat differently on the basis of sex or race

 
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- act as a barrier between

- stand between
"The mountain range divides the two countries"

 
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- standing apart

- not attached to or supported by anything
"a freestanding bell tower"
"a house with a separate garage"

 
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- individual and distinct
"pegged down each separate branch to the earth"
"a gift for every single child"

 
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- have the connection undone

- having become separate

 
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- separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
"separate but equal"
"girls and boys in separate classes"

 
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- independent

- not united or joint
"a problem consisting of two separate issues"
"they went their separate ways"
"formed a separate church"

 
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- characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
"an individual serving"
"separate rooms"
"single occupancy"
"a single bed"

 
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- not living together as man and wife
"decided to live apart"
"maintaining separate households"
"they are separated"

 
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Separate   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

 
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1. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.

 
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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.

 
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