1. separate - verb
· act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
2. separate - verb
· force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
3. separate - verb
· mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
4. separate - verb
· separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
5. separate - verb
· divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
6. separate - verb
· arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
7. separate - verb
· make a division or separation
8. separate - verb
· 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"
9. separate - verb
· go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
10. separate - verb
· become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
11. separate - verb
· treat differently on the basis of sex or race
12. separate - verb
· come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
13. separate - verb
· divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
14. separated - adjective
· being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling"
15. separated - adjective
· spaced apart
16. separated - adjective
· separated at the joint; "a dislocated knee"; "a separated shoulder"
17. separated - adjective
· no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases"
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