1. Independent;
    Not united or joint (synset 302116958)
    "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
  2. Standing apart;
    Not attached to or supported by anything (synset 300162033)
    "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
  3. Separated according to race, sex, class, or religion (synset 301330323)
    "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
  4. Have the connection undone;
    Having become separate (synset 300570805)
  1. A separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication (synset 106280438)
  2. A garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments (synset 104179965)
  1. Act as a barrier between;
    Stand between (synset 202627934)
    "The mountain range divides the two countries"
  2. Force, take, or pull apart (synset 201559703)
    "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
  3. Mark as different (synset 200652006)
    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
  4. Separate into parts or portions (synset 202473085)
    "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  5. Divide into components or constituents (synset 201461602)
    "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
  6. Arrange or order by classes or categories (synset 200656296)
    "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
  7. Make a division or separation (synset 202035003)
  8. Discontinue an association or relation;
    Go different ways (synset 202436167)
    "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
  9. Go one's own way;
    Move apart (synset 202034003)
    "The friends separated after the party"
  10. Become separated into pieces or fragments (synset 200334996)
    "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
  11. Treat differently on the basis of sex or race (synset 202517971)
  12. Come apart (synset 201560556)
    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  13. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork (synset 200329612)
    "The road forks"

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