What does "Separate" mean?
(p. a.) Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls (p. a.) Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected (p. a.) Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected (v. i.) To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated (v. t.) To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa (v. t.) To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner (v. t.) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service
Synonyms break, discrete, split, tell, class, distinct, part, branch, individual, distinguish, apart, single, differentiate, sort, divide, discriminate, classify, sort out, isolated, fork, break up, detached, ramify, abstracted, freestanding, single out, assort, separated, divided, disjoint, fall apart, segregated, removed, split up, dissever, secern, reprint, disjunct, secernate, carve up, offprint, unconnected, disunite, tell apart, come apart, isolable, disjoined, severalize, unintegrated, unshared, set-apart
Example: "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" Example: "Separate the wheat from the chaff" Example: "He separated the fighting children" Example: "The two pieces that we had glued separated" Example: "The friends separated after the party" Example: "Separate but equal" Example: "A problem consisting of two separate issues" Example: "Pegged down each separate branch to the earth" Example: "Separate rooms" Example: "Maintaining separate households" Example: "A house with a separate garage"