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əˈpɑʃ, əˈpæʃapache

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  1. Apachenoun

    any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

  2. apachenoun

    a Parisian gangster

  3. Apachenoun

    the language of the Apache


  1. Apachenoun

    Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.

  2. Apachenoun

    A person belonging to an Apache people.

  3. Apachenoun

    A Parisian gangster.

  4. Apachenoun

    AH-64 Apache, a U.S. military helicopter.

  5. Apachenoun

    The languages of any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.

  6. Apachenoun

    The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006)

  7. apachenoun

    Alternative letter-case form of Apache, a Parisian gangster.

  8. Etymology: American, most likely from 'epache.



    APACHE II ("Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II") is a severity-of-disease classification system, one of several ICU scoring systems. It is applied within 24 hours of admission of a patient to an intensive care unit (ICU): an integer score from 0 to 71 is computed based on several measurements; higher scores correspond to more severe disease and a higher risk of death. The first APACHE model was presented by Knaus et al. in 1981.


  1. apache

    Apache, often referred to as the Apache HTTP Server, is open-source and free web server software developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. It is highly customizable and widely used for its ability to handle concurrent operations and serve static and dynamic content. The term "Apache" is also associated with various other open-source software projects managed by the Apache Software Foundation, such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, etc. Apart from software, Apache also refers to a group of Native American tribes located in the southwestern part of the United States.


  1. Apache

    Apache is the collective term for several culturally related groups of Native Americans in the United States originally from the Southwest United States. These indigenous peoples of North America speak a Southern Athabaskan language, which is related linguistically to the languages of Athabaskan speakers of Alaska and western Canada. The modern term Apache excludes the related Navajo people. Since the Navajo and the other Apache groups are clearly related through culture and language, they are all considered Apachean. Apachean peoples formerly ranged over eastern Arizona, northern Mexico, New Mexico, west and southwest Texas, and southern Colorado. The Apachería consisted of high mountains, sheltered and watered valleys, deep canyons, deserts, and the southern Great Plains. The Apachean groups had little political unity; the major groups spoke seven different languages and developed distinct and competitive cultures. The current division of Apachean groups includes the Navajo, Western Apache, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Jicarilla, Lipan, and Plains Apache. Apache groups live in Oklahoma and Texas and on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.

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    An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Apache is ranked #77788 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Apache surname appeared 246 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Apache.

    77.6% or 191 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    11.7% or 29 total occurrences were White.
    8.1% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apache in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Apache in a Sentence

  1. Chris Wysopal:

    As a society, we need to fund critical open-source projects [ that ] technology providers rely on and make us all vulnerable when vulnerabilities are found, i hope that the White House invited members of the Apache Group or other prominent open-source maintainers so they could hear about the struggles these volunteer teams have and resources they could use the most.

  2. Loren Anthony:

    We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche.

  3. Anadarko Petroleum Corp:

    We are unwilling to pursue the transaction without access to detailed non-public information, and based on our analysis, which shows that Apache appears to trade at or near full value currently, the offer was withdrawn.

  4. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey:

    This tragedy is a reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face every day, our prayers are with Officer Kellywoods family and the entire White Mountain Apache community.

  5. John Campbell:

    They're not actively going out to fight but if they get attacked, they have to be able to provide force protection to themselves, that's where you see Apache helicopters, bombs, drones, those kind of things.

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a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
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