• Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
  • Not together (with); not united (to).


  • To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
  • To disunite from a group or mass; to disconnect.
  • To cause (things or people) to be separate.
  • To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
  • To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.


  • Anything that is sold by itself, especially articles of clothing such as blouses, skirts, jackets, and pants.


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  • Latin separatus, perfect passive participle of separare, from Latin sē- + parō. Displaced Middle English scheden, from Old English scēadan (whence English shed).

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