Separated flowers
Separate Sep"a*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Separated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Separating}.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See {Parade}, and cf. {Sever}.] 1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner. [1913 Webster]

From the fine gold I separate the alloy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. --Gen. xiii. 9. [1913 Webster]

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? --Rom. viii. 35. [1913 Webster]

2. To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa. [1913 Webster]

3. To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service. [1913 Webster]

Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called thaem. --Acts xiii. 2. [1913 Webster]

{Separated flowers} (Bot.), flowers which have stamens and pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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