Definition and Meanings for separate

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Separate is ranked 36,124 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of separate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, participial adjective, adverb, noun

Etymology of separate

l. separatus, p. p. of separare to separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. see parade, and cf. sever l. separatus, p. p.

Meaning of separate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
  • to come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the mediterranean sea separates europe and africa.
  • to set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.

as intransitive verb

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

as participial adjective

  • divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
  • unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.
  • disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.

as adverb, noun

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