sep·a·rate /ˈsɛp(ə)ˌret/ 動詞
分離; 分隔 SEP
Sep·a·rate, v. i. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
Sep·a·rate p. a.
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.
Sep·a·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Separated p. pr. & vb. n. Separating.]
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.
adj 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: individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch
to the earth"; "a gift for every single child" [syn: single(a)]
3: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a
freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
4: not living together as man and wife; "decided to live
apart"; "maintaining separate households"; "they are
separated" [syn: apart(p), separated]
5: characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an
individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy";
"a single bed" [syn: individual, single(a)]
6: separated according to race, sex, class, or religion;
"separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
7: have the connection undone; having become separate [syn: disjoined]
n 1: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a
larger publication [syn: offprint, reprint]
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: divide]
2: force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting
children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea" [syn: disunite, divide,
3: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
[syn: distinguish, 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, dissever,
carve up] [ant: unite]
5: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
[syn: divide, part]
6: divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat
from the chaff"
7: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you
classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
[syn: classify, class, sort, assort, sort out]
8: become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine
broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart" [syn: break,
split up, fall apart, come apart]
9: make a division or separation [syn: divide]
10: 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: part, split up, split, break,
11: go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after
the party" [syn: part, split]
12: treat differently on the basis of sex or race [syn: discriminate,
13: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The
road forks" [syn: branch, ramify, fork, furcate]