Separate vs. Seperate - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Separate (adjective)

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

    "This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces."

  • Separate (adjective)

    Not together (with); not united (to).

    "I try to keep my personal life separate from work."

  • Separate (verb)

    To divide (a thing) into separate parts.

    "Separate the articles from the headings."

  • Separate (verb)

    To disunite something from one thing; To disconnect.

  • Separate (verb)

    To cause (things or people) to be separate.

    "If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes."

  • Separate (verb)

    To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.

    "The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring."

  • Separate (verb)

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

  • Separate (noun)

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

  • Seperate (adjective)

    misspelling of separate

  • Seperate (verb)

    misspelling of separate

Webster Dictionary

  • Separate

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

  • Separate

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

  • Separate

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

  • Separate

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

  • Separate

    Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; - said of things that have not been connected.

  • Separate

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

  • Separate (verb)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Separate (noun)

    a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

  • Separate (noun)

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

  • Separate (verb)

    act as a barrier between; stand between;

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

  • Separate (verb)

    force, take, or pull apart;

    "He separated the fighting children"

    "Moses parted the Red Sea"

  • Separate (verb)

    mark as different;

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

  • 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"

  • Separate (verb)

    come apart;

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

  • Separate (verb)

    divide into components or constituents;

    "Separate the wheat from the chaff"

  • Separate (verb)

    arrange or order by classes or categories;

    "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

  • Separate (verb)

    become separated into pieces or fragments;

    "The figurine broke"

    "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

  • Separate (verb)

    make a division or separation

  • 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"

  • Separate (verb)

    go one's own away; move apart;

    "The friends separated after the party"

  • Separate (verb)

    treat differently on the basis of sex or race

  • Separate (verb)

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

    "The road forks"

  • Separate (adjective)

    independent; not united or joint;

    "a problem consisting of two separate issues"

    "they went their separate ways"

    "formed a separate church"

  • Separate (adjective)

    individual and distinct;

    "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"

    "a gift for every single child"

  • Separate (adjective)

    standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything;

    "a freestanding bell tower"

    "a house with a separate garage"

  • Separate (adjective)

    not living together as man and wife;

    "decided to live apart"

    "maintaining separate households"

    "they are separated"

  • Separate (adjective)

    characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;

    "an individual serving"

    "separate rooms"

    "single occupancy"

    "a single bed"

  • Separate (adjective)

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

    "separate but equal"

    "girls and boys in separate classes"

  • Separate (adjective)

    have the connection undone; having become separate

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