What does apart mean?

Definitions for apartəˈpɑrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apart.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [F. part; (L. ad) + part part. See Part.]


  1. Apart

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apart

    a-pärt′, adv. separately: aside: asunder, parted: separate: away from all employment: out of consideration, not considered for the moment (with from).—n. Apart′ness.—To set apart, to separate, consecrate. [Fr. à part—L. a parte, from the part or side.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apart in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vance Havner:

    If we don't come apart; we will come apart.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only spirit of faith for anyone to profess it is well and keep on professing it is well even if/when things fall apart or has fallen apart.

  3. Ryan Crocker:

    I cannot imagine anything more carefully calculated to permanently split this country apart, the country of Iraq apart, than a Shia-led military effort into a completely Sunni area.

  4. Kathy Essig:

    Some students don’t have the resolve to know how to put it all together, and it looks like they’re falling apart academically when they’re really falling apart organizationally.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    In life, things may not work out just the way you wish or plan it i.e. things might happen against your plans sometimes. But, never worry. For, with time whatever that falls apart or has fallen apart will fall into place sooner or later.

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Translations for apart

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • настрана, отделно, поотделноBulgarian
  • entzwei, getrennt, in Stücke, beiseiteGerman
  • aparte, separadamenteSpanish
  • erikseen, erillään, syrjässä, erilleen, syrjäänFinnish
  • en morceaux, séparément, séparéFrench
  • air lethScottish Gaelic
  • terlepasIndonesian
  • 別々, ばらばらJapanese
  • segregatimLatin
  • tātahiMāori
  • à partePortuguese
  • прочь, на куски, порознь, обособленно, на части, долой, врозь, отдельно, в сторону, вон, раздельноRussian

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