Definitions of separate:
- noun: a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
- noun: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
- verb: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
Example: "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
- verb: act as a barrier between; stand between
- verb: divide into components or constituents
Example: "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
- verb: force, take, or pull apart
Example: "He separated the fighting children"
- verb: come apart
Example: "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
- verb: go one's own away; move apart
Example: "The friends separated after the party"
- verb: make a division or separation
- verb: treat differently on the basis of sex or race
- verb: become separated into pieces or fragments
- verb: mark as different
- verb: separate into parts or portions
- verb: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
- verb: arrange or order by classes or categories
- adjective: separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
Example: "Separate but equal"
- adjective: independent; not united or joint
Example: "A problem consisting of two separate issues"
- adjective: individual and distinct
Example: "Pegged down each separate branch to the earth"
- adjective: characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
Example: "Separate rooms"
- adjective: not living together as man and wife
Example: "Maintaining separate households"
- adjective: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
Example: "A house with a separate garage"
- adjective: have the connection undone; having become separate
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