freestanding vs separate what difference

what is difference between freestanding and separate

English

Alternative forms

  • free-standing

Etymology

free +‎ standing

Adjective

freestanding (not comparable)

  1. Standing or set apart.
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower.
  2. Not attached to anything.
  3. Not supported by or on anything.

Translations

See also

  • stand-alone


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (adjective, noun) IPA(key): /ˈsɛpɹət/, /ˈsɛpəɹət/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ˈsɛpəɹeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: sep‧a‧rate

Adjective

separate (not comparable)

  1. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
    This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.
  2. (followed by “from”) Not together (with); not united (to).
    I try to keep my personal life separate from work.

Translations

Verb

separate (third-person singular simple present separates, present participle separating, simple past and past participle separated)

  1. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
  2. (transitive) To disunite from a group or mass; to disconnect.
    • 1683, John Dryden, The Art of Poetry
      From the fine gold I separate the allay [alloy].
    • Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
  3. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
  4. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
  5. (obsolete) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
    • Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Synonyms

  • (divide into separate parts): partition, split; see also Thesaurus:divide
  • (disunite something from one thing): See also Thesaurus:disjoin
  • (cause to be separate): split up, tear apart
  • (divide itself): break down, come apart, disintegrate, fall apart
  • (select from among others): earmark, sepose; see also Thesaurus:set apart

Antonyms

  • annex
  • combine

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

separate (plural separates)

  1. (usually in the plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially articles of clothing such as blouses, skirts, jackets, and pants.

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Usage notes

  • The spelling is separate (-par-). seperate (-per-) is a common misspelling.

See also

  • disunite
  • disconnect
  • divide
  • split
  • reduce
  • subtract

Anagrams

  • asperate

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

separate

  1. inflection of separat:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Verb

separate

  1. inflection of separare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Latin

Verb

sēparāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of sēparō

References

  • separate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • separate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • separate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

separate

  1. definite singular of separat
  2. plural of separat

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

separate

  1. definite singular of separat
  2. plural of separat

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