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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEP'ARATE, v. t. [L. separo.]
1. To disunite; to divide; to sever; to part, in almost any manner, either things naturally or casually joined. The parts of a solid substance may be separated by breaking, cutting or splitting, or by fusion, decomposition or natural dissolution. A compound body may be separated into its constituent parts. Friends may be separated by necessity, and must be separated by death. The prism separates the several kinds of colored rays. A riddle separates the chaff from the grain.
2. To set apart from a number for a particular service.
Separate me Barnabas and Saul. Acts 8.
3. To dilconnect; as, to separate man and wife by divorce.
4. To make space between. The Atlantic separates Europe from America. A narrow strait separates Europe from Africa.
To separate one's self, to withdraw; to depart.
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. Genesis 8.
SEP'ARATE, v. i.
1. To part; to be disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from each other. The parties separated, and each retired.
2. To cleave; to open; as, the parts of a substance separate by drying or freezing.
SEP'ARATE, a. [L. separatus.]
1. Divided from the rest; being parted from another; disjoined; disconnected; used of things that have been united or connected.
2. Unconnected; not united; distinct; used of things that have not been connected.
Christ was holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners. Hebrews 7.
3. Disunited from the body; as a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church" [ant: joint]
2: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage" [syn: freestanding, separate]
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 [syn: disjoined, separate] n
1: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication [syn: offprint, reprint, separate]
2: a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments v
1: act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries" [syn: separate, divide]
2: force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: separate, disunite, divide, part]
3: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple" [syn: distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart]
4: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unify, unite]
5: divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
6: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?" [syn: classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate]
7: make a division or separation [syn: separate, divide]
8: 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" [syn: separate, part, split up, split, break, break up]
9: go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party" [syn: separate, part, split]
10: become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart" [syn: break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart]
11: treat differently on the basis of sex or race [syn: discriminate, separate, single out]
12: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated" [syn: separate, divide, part]
13: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks" [syn: branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin separatus, past participle of separare, from se- apart + parare to prepare, procure more at secede, pare Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to set or keep apart ; disconnect, sever b. to make a distinction between ; discriminate, distinguish <separate religion from magic> c. sort <separate mail> d. to disperse in space or time ; scatter <widely separated homesteads> 2. archaic to set aside for a special purpose ; choose, dedicate 3. to part by a legal separation: a. to sever conjugal ties with b. to sever contractual relations with ; discharge <was separated from the army> 4. to block off ; segregate 5. a. to isolate from a mixture ; extract <separate cream from milk> b. to divide into constituent parts 6. to dislocate (as a shoulder) especially in sports intransitive verb 1. to become divided or detached 2. a. to sever an association ; withdraw b. to cease to live together as a married couple 3. to go in different directions 4. to become isolated from a mixture <the crystals separated out> Synonyms: separate, part, divide, sever, sunder, divorce mean to become or cause to become disunited or disjointed. separate may imply any of several causes such as dispersion, removal of one from others, or presence of an intervening thing <separated her personal life from her career>. part implies the separating of things or persons in close union or association <vowed never to part>. divide implies separating into pieces or sections by cutting or breaking <civil war divided the nation>. sever implies violence especially in the removal of a part or member <a severed limb>. sunder suggests violent rending or wrenching apart <a city sundered by racial conflict>. divorce implies separating two things that commonly interact and belong together <cannot divorce scientific research from moral responsibility>. II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. set or kept apart ; detached b. archaic solitary, secluded c. immaterial, disembodied 2. a. not shared with another ; individual <separate rooms> b. often capitalized estranged from a parent body <separate churches> 3. a. existing by itself ; autonomous <a separate country> b. dissimilar in nature or identity <consulted five separate authorities> Synonyms: see distinct separately adverb separateness noun III. noun Date: 1886 1. offprint 2. an article of dress designed to be worn interchangeably with others to form various costume combinations usually used in plural

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj., n., & v. --adj. (often foll. by from) forming a unit that is or may be regarded as apart or by itself; physically disconnected, distinct, or individual (living in separate rooms; the two questions are essentially separate). --n. 1 (in pl.) separate articles of clothing suitable for wearing together in various combinations. 2 an offprint. --v. 1 tr. make separate, sever, disunite. 2 tr. prevent union or contact of. 3 intr. go different ways, disperse. 4 intr. cease to live together as a married couple. 5 intr. (foll. by from) secede. 6 tr. a divide or sort (milk, ore, fruit, light, etc.) into constituent parts or sizes. b (often foll. by out) extract or remove (an ingredient, waste product, etc.) by such a process for use or rejection. 7 tr. US discharge, dismiss. Derivatives: separately adv. separateness n. separative adj. separatory adj. Etymology: L separare separat- (as SE-, parare make ready)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Separate Sep"a*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Separated; p. pr. & vb. n. Separating.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See Parade, and cf. Sever.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Separate Sep"a*rate, v. i. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Separate Sep"a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(separated) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. If one thing is separate from another, there is a barrier, space, or division between them, so that they are clearly two things. Each villa has a separate sitting-room... They are now making plans to form their own separate party... Business bank accounts were kept separate from personal ones. ADJ: oft ADJ from n separateness ...establishing Australia's cultural separateness from Britain. N-UNCOUNT 2. If you refer to separate things, you mean several different things, rather than just one thing. Use separate chopping boards for raw meats, cooked meats, vegetables and salads... Men and women have separate exercise rooms... The authorities say six civilians have been killed in two separate attacks. = different ADJ: usu ADJ n 3. If you separate people or things that are together, or if they separate, they move apart. Police moved in to separate the two groups... The pans were held in both hands and swirled around to separate gold particles from the dirt... The front end of the car separated from the rest of the vehicle... They separated. Stephen returned to the square... They're separated from the adult inmates. V-RECIP: V pl-n, V n from n, V from n, pl-n V, V-ed 4. If you separate people or things that have been connected, or if one separates from another, the connection between them is ended. They want to separate teaching from research... It's very possible that we may see a movement to separate the two parts of the country... He announced a new ministry to deal with Quebec's threat to separate from Canada. V-RECIP: V n from n, V pl-n, V from n 5. If a couple who are married or living together separate, they decide to live apart. Her parents separated when she was very young... Since I separated from my husband I have gone a long way. V-RECIP: pl-n V, V from n 6. An object, obstacle, distance, or period of time which separates two people, groups, or things exists between them. ...the white-railed fence that separated the yard from the paddock... They had undoubtedly made progress in the six years that separated the two periods... But a group of six women and 23 children got separated from the others. VERB: V n from n, V pl-n, get V-ed 7. If you separate one idea or fact from another, you clearly see or show the difference between them. It is difficult to separate legend from truth... It is difficult to separate the two aims. = distinguish VERB: V n from n, V pl-n Separate out means the same as separate. How can one ever separate out the act from the attitudes that surround it? PHRASAL VERB: V P n from n 8. A quality or factor that separates one thing from another is the reason why the two things are different from each other. The single most important factor that separates ordinary photographs from good photographs is the lighting... = distinguish VERB: V n from n 9. If a particular number of points separate two teams or competitors, one of them is winning or has won by that number of points. In the end only three points separated the two teams. VERB: V pl-n 10. If you separate a group of people or things into smaller elements, or if a group separates, it is divided into smaller elements. The police wanted to separate them into smaller groups... Let's separate into smaller groups... So all the colours that make up white light are sent in different directions and they separate. = split VERB: V n into n, V into n, V Separate out means the same as separate. If prepared many hours ahead, the mixture may separate out. PHRASAL VERB: V P 11. Separates are clothes such as skirts, trousers, and shirts which cover just the top half or the bottom half of your body. N-PLURAL 12. see also separated 13. When two or more people who have been together for some time go their separate ways, they go to different places or end their relationship. Sue and her husband decided to go their separate ways. PHRASE: V inflects

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sep'-a-rat: The translation of a number of Hebrew and Greek words, badhal (Le 20:24, etc.), and aphorizo (Mt 25:32, etc.), being the most common. "To separate" and "to consecrate" were originally not distinguished (e.g. Nu 6:2 margin), and probably the majority of the uses of "separate" in English Versions of the Bible connote "to set apart for God." But precisely the same term that is used in this sense may also denote the exact opposite (e.g. the use of nazar in Eze 14:7 and Zec 7:3).


Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Disjoin, disunite, part, divide, sever, dissever, detach, disconnect, disengage. 2. Sever, sunder, lie between, hold apart. 3. Withdraw, remove, eliminate, set apart. II. v. n. 1. Part, divide, be divided, be disunited, be separated, sunder. 2. Cleave, open, be divided. III. a. 1. Disjoined, disconnected, dissociated, detached, disjointed, disunited, parted, divided, severed. 2. Unconnected, distinct. 3. Alone, withdrawn. 4. Disunited, incorporeal.

Moby Thesaurus

aberrate, abrupt, aggravate, agree to differ, agree to disagree, alien, alienate, alienated, alone, aloof, analyze, anatomize, apart, assay, assort, assorted, asunder, at odds, at variance, atomize, autarchic, autarkic, autonomous, be at variance, be in dissent, beg to differ, bifurcate, bipartite, bolt, bound, branch, break down, break up, break with, broach, cast off, cast out, categorize, change, chink, chop logic, circumscribe, clarify, classify, clear, cleave, cloistered, close off, codify, collate, comb, come apart, come between, companionless, compartment, contradistinguish, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, cordon, cordon off, crack, crevasse, cull out, cut, cut adrift, cut off, cut open, cut out, deactivate, debrief, decrassify, delete, demarcate, demark, demob, demobilize, depart, departing, deploy, depurate, desynonymize, detach, detached, deviating, deviative, dichotomize, dichotomous, differ, difference, different, differentiate, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disaffect, disagree, disagree with, disagreeing, disarticulate, disassemble, disband, discharge, disconnect, disconnected, discontinue, discontinuous, discord with, discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminate, discriminated, disengage, disengaged, disentangle, disequalize, disintegrate, disjoin, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dismiss, disorganize, disparate, dispart, dispel, disperse, disrelated, dissect, dissent, dissent from, dissever, dissimilar, dissociate, dissociated, dissolve, dissonant, distill, distinct, distinctive, distinguish, distinguished, disunify, disunite, divaricate, diverge, divergent, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, diversify, divide, divide on, divide up, divided, divorce, draw the line, drop out, edulcorate, eject, elute, enclose, enisle, essentialize, estrange, exotic, expel, extract, extraneous, fall out, fan out, fan the flame, fence off, filter, filtrate, fissure, fly open, foreign, fork, free, friendless, ghettoize, gin, go away, go off, go separate ways, gradate, grade, grant a divorce, grant an annulment, group, halve, have a falling-out, heterogeneous, homeless, in a backwater, in disagreement, in two, inaccordant, incise, incoherent, incommensurable, incomparable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, independent, individual, individualize, individuate, inharmonious, insular, insulate, interspace, interval, irreconcilable, irrelative, irritate, island, isolate, isolated, keep apart, keep aside, kithless, lay aside, lay open, leach, leave, let go, light the fuse, limit, lixiviate, lone, lonely, lonesome, make a distinction, make a space, make trouble, many, mark, mark off, mark out, mark the interface, modify, motley, multifarious, muster out, noncohesive, not agree, obtain a divorce, one, only, ope, open, open up, oppose, organize, other, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish, outspread, panel, part, part company, particular, particularize, partition, partitioned, peculiar, percolate, personalize, pick out, pit against, poles apart, poles asunder, provoke, pull away, pull back, pull out, purify, put aside, put asunder, put away, quarantine, quarantined, quarter, rank, rectify, reduce, reduce to elements, refine, refine a distinction, release, remote, remove, removed, rent, resolve, retired, riddle, rift, rip, rive, rope off, rupture, scatter, screen, screen out, seal off, secede, seclude, secluded, segment, segregate, segregated, select, separated, sequester, sequestered, set a limit, set against, set apart, set aside, set at intervals, set at odds, set at variance, set off, set on, sever, several, severalize, shut off, sic on, sieve, sieve out, sift, sift out, single out, single-handed, size, slit, sole, solitary, solo, sort, sort out, sovereign, sow dissension, space, space out, specialize, spiritualize, splay, split, split hairs, split up, spread, spread out, spring open, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, step aside, stir up trouble, strain, strange, subdivide, sublimate, sublime, subordinate, subtilize, subtract, sue for divorce, sunder, surround, swing open, take exception, take issue, tap, tear, tear open, thrash, thresh, throw off, throw open, throw out, try, type, unabetted, unaccompanied, unaffiliated, unaided, unallied, unassisted, unassociated, unattached, unattended, unconformable, unconnected, uncouple, unequal, unescorted, unfrequented, unhook, unique, unjoined, unlike, unmarry, unravel, unrelatable, unrelated, unseconded, unsupported, untie the knot, unvisited, unyoke, variant, varied, variegated, various, vary, varying, wall off, widely apart, winnow, withdraw, withdrawn, withhold assent, worlds apart

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