from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To set, force, or keep apart.
- intransitive verb To put space between; space apart or scatter.
- intransitive verb To form a border or barrier between (two areas or groups).
- intransitive verb To place in different groups; sort.
- intransitive verb To differentiate or discriminate between; distinguish.
- intransitive verb To cause to be distinct or different.
- intransitive verb To remove from a mixture or combination; isolate.
- intransitive verb To cause (one person) to stop living with another, or to cause (a couple) to stop living together, often by decree.
- intransitive verb To terminate a contractual relationship with (someone); discharge.
- intransitive verb To come apart; become detached.
- intransitive verb To withdraw or break away.
- intransitive verb To part company; go away from each other; disperse.
- intransitive verb To stop living together as a couple.
- intransitive verb To become divided into components or parts.
- adjective Not touching or adjoined; detached.
- adjective Existing or considered as an independent entity.
- adjective Dissimilar from all others; distinct or individual.
- adjective Having undergone schism or estrangement from a parent body.
- noun Something that is separate or distinct, especially.
- noun A garment, such as a skirt, jacket, or pair of slacks, that may be purchased separately and worn in various combinations with other garments.
- noun A stereo component that is purchased separately and connected to other components as part of a system.
- noun An offprint of an article.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To sever the connection or association of; disunite or disconnect in any way; sever.
- To divide, place, or keep apart; cut off, as by an intervening space or body; occupy the space between: as, the Atlantic separates Europe from America.
- Synonyms To disjoin, disconnect, detach, disengage, sunder, cleave, distinguish, isolate.
- To dissociate.
- To part; be or become disunited or disconnected; withdraw from one another.
- To cleave; open; come apart.
- Divided from the rest; disjoined; disconnected: used of things that have been united or associated.
- Specifically, disunited from the body; incorporeal: as, the separate state of souls.
- By its or one's self; apart from others; retired; secluded.
- Distinct; unconnected.
- Individual; particular.
- An estate held by another in trust for a married woman.
- Synonyms Distinct, etc. (see
different), disunited, dissociated, detached. See the verb.
- noun One who is or prefers to be separate; a separatist; a dissenter.
- noun A member of an American Calvinistic Methodist sect of the eighteenth century, so called because of their organization into separate societies.
- noun An article issued separately; a separate slip, article, or document; specifically, in bibliography, a copy of a printed article, essay, monograph, etc., published separately from the volume of which it forms a part, often retitled and repaged.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another.
- transitive verb To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
- transitive verb To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between.
- transitive verb To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
- transitive verb (Bot.) flowers which have stamens and pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers.
- adjective Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
- adjective Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.
- adjective Disunited from the body; disembodied.
- adjective (Law) an estate limited to a married woman independent of her husband.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In connection with this fracture, reference must be made to a condition frequently met with, in which the epiphysial portion of the acromion is found to be separate from the body of the process -- _separate acromion_.
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"He was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners:" not _separate_ in the sense of not eating and drinking with them, of not associating and conversing with them; but separate in the sense that he was not, like them, a transgressor of the law of
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Purchas having considered some of the ships belonging to _single_ adventurers or subscriptions, which made separate voyages or parts of voyages, as _separate_ adventures.
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The headlessee argued that they were not, because the headlease of the upper parts was not a lease "of a separate dwelling" but of many separate dwellings.
Of course, there's pride, and then there's pride, and most people seem better able than me to keep the sin separate from the normal human emotion.
These forests occur from approximately 800m elevation on the western slopes of the Andes, and extend to the Pacific Ocean, excluding portions of dry forests and mangrove habitats, which we classify as a separate ecoregion.
They're just trying to push Hezbollah back and get as many weapons and what they call separate Hezbollah from their weapons and ammunition.
There are professional investors who are pressuring hedge funds to open up what they call separate accounts, which is -- which means that the -- the professional investors can monitor a little bit more closely what the hedge fund manager is investing in, whether he's veering from his strategy, whether he's taking on risks he promised he wouldn't.
On what he called a separate issue involving the 787, Fancher said the company was inspecting the company's test fleet of 787s after identifying a problem affecting the horizontal tail.
He also discovered another state during his travels, the state of Eau Claire, which he identified as a separate state during a speech in Wisconsin.
oroboros commented on the word separate
April 24, 2008
dontcry commented on the word separate
I can't spell this word to save my own life! Just when I think I've got it -- I'm wrong...
July 11, 2008