verb (used with object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
Origin of separate
Synonyms for separate
Antonyms for separate
Related Words for separatenessoddity, peculiarity, discreteness, manner, rarity, particularity, distinctiveness, humor, habit, character, uniqueness, originality, unity, complexion, way, independence, nature, makeup, disposition, temperament
Examples from the Web for separateness
Contemporary Examples of separateness
Placing an undue emphasis on our ‘separateness’ is a step backward.Fringe Factor: Penn. Health Dept. Says Gays Are Like 12 Year Olds
September 1, 2013
Historical Examples of separateness
For real love is an intense realisation of the "separateness" of all our souls.A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
This is His separateness, in which we are to be made like Him.Holy in Christ
His mind naturally dwelt upon the principle of separateness.
It emphasises the negative side of the individual—his separateness.
This sense of separateness is vanity, and is the bed of all wrong-doing.Irish Fairy Tales
adjective (ˈsɛprɪt, ˈsɛpərɪt)
Word Origin for separate
"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]