Definitions for apartəˈpɑrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. into pieces or parts; to pieces:

    to take a watch apart; falling apart from decay.

  2. separated or away from in place, time, or motion:

    The cities are thousands of miles apart.

  3. to or at one side, with respect to place, purpose, or function:

    to keep apart from the group; space set apart for storage.

  4. separately or individually in consideration:

    each factor viewed apart from the others.

  5. so as to distinguish one from another:

    I can't tell the sisters apart.

  6. aside (used with a gerund or noun):

    Joking apart, what do you think?

  7. (adj.)having independent or unique characteristics (usu. used following a noun):

    a class apart.

Idioms for apart:

  1. apart from, aside from; besides.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of apart:

1350–1400; ME < OF a part to one side. See a -5, part


Princeton's WordNet

  1. apart(p), isolated, obscure(adj)

    remote and separate physically or socially

    "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"

  2. apart(p)(adverb)

    having characteristics not shared by others

    "scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

  3. apart(adverb)

    separated or at a distance in place or position or time

    "These towns are many miles apart"; "stood with his legs apart"; "born two years apart"

  4. apart, aside(adverb)

    not taken into account or excluded from consideration

    "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"

  5. apart(adverb)

    away from another or others

    "they grew apart over the years"; "kept apart from the group out of shyness"; "decided to live apart"

  6. aside, apart(adverb)

    placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose

    "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a day set aside for relaxing"

  7. apart(adverb)

    one from the other

    "people can't tell the twins apart"

  8. apart, asunder(adverb)

    into parts or pieces

    "he took his father's watch apart"; "split apart"; "torn asunder"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. apart(adverb)əˈpɑrt

    separated by space or time

    two trees standing six feet apart; so much time spent apart from his children; brother born ten years apart

  2. apartəˈpɑrt

    separated into pieces

    The table fell apart.; to take the engine apart

  3. apartəˈpɑrt

    different from each other

    Our beliefs are further apart now than they were when we met.

  4. apartəˈpɑrt

    with the exception of; = except for

    They all went swimming apart from Nikki.

  5. apartəˈpɑrt

    in addition to, as well as; = besides

    Apart from French, what other languages do you speak?


  1. apart(Adverb)

    Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside.

  2. apart(Adverb)

    In a state of separation, of exclusion, or of distinction, as to purpose, use, or character, or as a matter of thought; separately; independently

    Consider the two propositions apart.

  3. apart(Adverb)

    Aside; away.

  4. apart(Adverb)

    In two or more parts; asunder; to piece

    to take a piece of machinery apart.

  5. apart(Preposition)

    apart from.

    A handful of examples apart, an English preposition precedes its complement.

  6. Origin: From à part; ( ad) + part. See part.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apart(adverb)

    separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside

  2. Apart(adverb)

    in a state of separation, of exclusion, or of distinction, as to purpose, use, or character, or as a matter of thought; separately; independently; as, consider the two propositions apart

  3. Apart(adverb)

    aside; away

  4. Apart(adverb)

    in two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart


  1. Apart

    Apart is the seventh album by composer Paul Schütze, released in 1995 through Virgin Records.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apart' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2915

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apart' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3106

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apart' in Adverbs Frequency: #224

Translations for apart

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


separated by a certain distance

The trees were planted three metres apart; with his feet apart; Their policies are far apart; She sat apart from the other people.

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