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Different vs. Separate

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Differentadjective

Not the same; exhibiting a difference.

Separateadjective

Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).

‘This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.’;

Differentadjective

Various, assorted, diverse.

Separateadjective

(followed by “from”) Not together (with); not united (to).

‘I try to keep my personal life separate from work.’;

Differentadjective

Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.

‘Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.’;

Separateverb

(transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.

‘Separate the articles from the headings.’;

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Differentadjective

Unlike most others; unusual.

Separateverb

To disunite something from one thing; To disconnect.

Differentnoun

(mathematics) The different ideal.

Separateverb

(transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.

‘If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.’;

Differentadjective

Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Separateverb

(intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.

‘The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring.’;

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Differentadjective

Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.

‘Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different.’;

Separateverb

(obsolete) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.

Differentadjective

unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;

‘took different approaches to the problem’; ‘came to a different conclusion’; ‘different parts of the country’; ‘on different sides of the issue’; ‘this meeting was different from the earlier one’;

Separatenoun

Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.

Differentadjective

distinctly separate from the first;

‘that's another (or different) issue altogether’;

Separateverb

To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.

‘From the fine gold I separate the alloy.’; ‘Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me.’; ‘Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?’;

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Differentadjective

differing from all others; not ordinary;

‘advertising that strives continually to be different’; ‘this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it’;

Separateverb

To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.

Differentadjective

not like; marked by dissimilarity;

‘for twins they are very unlike’; ‘people are profoundly different’;

Separateverb

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.’;

Differentadjective

distinct or separate;

‘each interviewed different members of the community’;

Separateverb

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

Differentadjective

not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality

‘you can play this game in different ways’; ‘the car is different from anything else on the market’;

Separate

Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; - said of things once connected.

‘Him that was separate from his brethren.’;

Differentadjective

novel and unusual

‘try something deliciously different’;

Separate

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.’;

Differentadjective

distinct; separate

‘on two different occasions’;

Separate

Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.

Separatenoun

a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

Separatenoun

a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

Separateverb

act as a barrier between; stand between;

‘The mountain range divides the two countries’;

Separateverb

force, take, or pull apart;

‘He separated the fighting children’; ‘Moses parted the Red Sea’;

Separateverb

mark as different;

‘We distinguish several kinds of maple’;

Separateverb

separate into parts or portions;

‘divide the cake into three equal parts’; ‘The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I’;

Separateverb

come apart;

‘The two pieces that we had glued separated’;

Separateverb

divide into components or constituents;

‘Separate the wheat from the chaff’;

Separateverb

arrange or order by classes or categories;

‘How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?’;

Separateverb

become separated into pieces or fragments;

‘The figurine broke’; ‘The freshly baked loaf fell apart’;

Separateverb

make a division or separation

Separateverb

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’;

Separateverb

go one's own away; move apart;

‘The friends separated after the party’;

Separateverb

treat differently on the basis of sex or race

Separateverb

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;

‘The road forks’;

Separateadjective

independent; not united or joint;

‘a problem consisting of two separate issues’; ‘they went their separate ways’; ‘formed a separate church’;

Separateadjective

individual and distinct;

‘pegged down each separate branch to the earth’; ‘a gift for every single child’;

Separateadjective

standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything;

‘a freestanding bell tower’; ‘a house with a separate garage’;

Separateadjective

not living together as man and wife;

‘decided to live apart’; ‘maintaining separate households’; ‘they are separated’;

Separateadjective

characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;

‘an individual serving’; ‘separate rooms’; ‘single occupancy’; ‘a single bed’;

Separateadjective

separated according to race, sex, class, or religion;

‘separate but equal’; ‘girls and boys in separate classes’;

Separateadjective

have the connection undone; having become separate

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