verb (used with object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
- separate but equal,
- separate school,
- separate the men from the boys,
- separate the sheep from the goats,
- separate wheat from chaff
Origin of separate
Examples from the Web for separately
Many dance instructors register their classes at gyms and teach women or men (separately) under the name of aerobics.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or watch and listen while a horn player explains how the horn parts work together and separately in a particular passage.Beguiling Books on Steroids Make Interactive Reading a Pleasure|Malcolm Jones|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Farm Bill has passed the House and Senate separately but still has some debate ahead of it before it can be signed into law.Supermarkets and Retailers Turn Blind Eye to Food Stamp Funding Cuts|Miranda Green|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Separately, troops raided Qaffin village north of Tulkarem and detained 21-year-old Abdullah Asaad Aqil.Israeli Raids Give the Lie to Oslo’s Alphabet Soup|Emily L. Hauser|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, many Israelis are separately and together continuing to negotiate these questions.
She compelled him to take her in the plural, though he addressed her separately, but her tones had their music.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
The titles, separately stereotyped, may change their order at command.
Boil, separately, one chicken and four pounds of corned beef.American Cookery|Various
The two questions cannot be wholly divorced, but clarity is promoted by considering them separately.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
It was separately printed in England in 1849 as a small pamphlet, which is now a rare bibliographical curiosity.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)|Frederic G. Kenyon
adjective (ˈsɛprɪt, ˈsɛpərɪt)
Word Origin for separate
late 14c., from Latin separatus, past participle of separare "to pull apart," from se- "apart" (see secret) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Sever (q.v.) is a doublet, via French. Related: Separated; separating.
"detached, kept apart," c.1600, from separate (v.) or from Latin separatus. Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1888. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955. Related: Separately (1550s); separateness.
Frequently the colored coach is little better than a cattle car. Generally one half the smoking car is reserved for the colored car. Often only a cloth curtain or partition run half way up separates this so-called colored car from the smoke, obscene language, and foul air of the smokers' half of the car. All classes and conditions of colored humanity, from the most cultured and refined to the most degraded and filthy, without regard to sex, good breeding or ability to pay for better accommodation, are crowded into this separate, but equal (?) half car. [Rev. Norman B. Wood, "The White Side of a Black Subject," 1897]