Meaning of “separate” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈsepərət/
Extra Examples
She prefers to keep her personal and professional lives separate.The airport has a separate lounge for VIPs.Some scientists consider the animal to be a separate species.The party divided into separate political organisations.The courts of the United Kingdom operate under three separate legal systems.

B1 not joined or touching anything else:

a separate compartment
I try to keep meat separate from other food.

B2 not affecting or related to each other:

I've asked him to turn his music down on three separate occasions.
I have my professional life and my private life and I try to keep them separate.

B1 different:

Use a separate sheet of paper.
separately adverb

(Definition of “separate adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)