from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set or keep apart; disunite.
- transitive v. To space apart; scatter: small farms that were separated one from another by miles of open land.
- transitive v. To sort: separate mail by postal zones.
- transitive v. To differentiate or discriminate between; distinguish: a researcher who separated the various ethnic components of the population sample.
- transitive v. To remove from a mixture or combination; isolate.
- transitive v. To part (a couple), often by decree: She was separated from her husband last year.
- transitive v. To terminate a contractual relationship, as military service, with; discharge.
- intransitive v. To come apart.
- intransitive v. To withdraw: The state threatened to separate from the Union.
- intransitive v. To part company; disperse.
- intransitive v. To stop living together as spouses.
- intransitive v. To become divided into components or parts: Oil and water tend to separate.
- adj. Set or kept apart; disunited: Libraries often have a separate section for reference books.
- adj. Existing as an independent entity.
- adj. Having undergone schism or estrangement from a parent body: Separate churches.
- adj. Dissimilar from all others; distinct: "a policeman's way of being separate from you even when he was being nice” ( John le Carré).
- adj. Not shared; individual: two people who held separate views on the issue.
- adj. Archaic Withdrawn from others; solitary.
- n. A garment, such as a skirt, jacket, or pair of slacks, that may be purchased separately and worn in various combinations with other garments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
- adj. Not together (with); not united (to).
- v. To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
- v. To cause (things or people) to be separate.
- v. To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
- n. Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
- transitive v. To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between.
- transitive v. To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
- intransitive v. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another.
- adj. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
- adj. Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.
- adj. Disunited from the body; disembodied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- n. One who is or prefers to be separate; a separatist; a dissenter.
- n. A member of an American Calvinistic Methodist sect of the eighteenth century, so called because of their organization into separate societies.
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
- adj. have the connection undone; having become separate
- v. mark as different
- v. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
- n. a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
- v. become separated into pieces or fragments
- v. force, take, or pull apart
- v. make a division or separation
- v. divide into components or constituents
- v. come apart
- adj. independent; not united or joint
- v. go one's own way; move apart
- n. a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
- adj. standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
- v. act as a barrier between; stand between
- v. separate into parts or portions
- v. treat differently on the basis of sex or race
- v. arrange or order by classes or categories
- v. divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
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_.
"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
Purchas having considered some of the ships belonging to _single_ adventurers or subscriptions, which made separate voyages or parts of voyages, as _separate_ adventures.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 09 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
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.