What does apart mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word apart.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apart(p), isolated, obscureadjective

    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. apartadverb

    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, asideadverb

    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. apartadverb

    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, apartadverb

    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. apartadverb

    one from the other

    "people can't tell the twins apart"

  8. apart, asunderadverb

    into parts or pieces

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


  1. apartadverb

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

  2. apartadverb

    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. apartadverb

    Aside; away.

  4. apartadverb

    In two or more parts; asunder; to piece

    to take a piece of machinery apart.

  5. apartpreposition

    apart from.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Apartadverb

    Etymology: apart, Fr.

    Since I enter into that question, it behoveth me to give reason for my opinion, with circumspection; because I walk aside, and in a way apart from the multitude. Walter Raleigh, History.

    The party discerned, that the earl of Essex would never serve their turn, they resolved to have another army apart, that should be at their devotion. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    He is so very figurative, that he requires a grammar apart, to construe him. Dryden.

    The tyrant shall demand yon sacred load,
    And gold and vessels set apart for God. Matthew Prior.

    Moses first nameth heaven and earth, putting waters but in the third place, as comprehending waters in the word earth; but afterwards he nameth them apart. Walter Raleigh, History.

    So please you, madam,
    To put apart these your attendants, I
    Shall bring Emilia forth. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.


  1. apart

    Apart can be used as an adverb to mean "separate, in a different location, or at a distance." It suggests a physical or metaphorical separation between objects, people, or ideas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apartadverb

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

  2. Apartadverb

    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. Apartadverb

    aside; away

  4. Apartadverb

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

  5. Etymology: [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

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  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

Examples of apart in a Sentence

  1. Roseanne Barr:

    Jessica was becoming a textbook Mean Girl. I was being slowly swallowed alive by my anxiety, and Jake was silently watching it all happen, which was maybe the most disconcerting of all our reactions, our family was falling apart, and the stress of falling apart was making us fall apart even faster.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    The covers of this book are too far 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. Confucius:

    By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.

  5. Vance Havner:

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

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Translations for apart

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  • отделно, настрана, поотделноBulgarian
  • getrennt, entzwei, in Stücke, beiseiteGerman
  • χώριαGreek
  • aparte, separadamenteSpanish
  • erikseen, syrjään, erilleen, syrjässä, erilläänFinnish
  • en morceaux, séparé, séparémentFrench
  • air lethScottish Gaelic
  • terlepasIndonesian
  • 別々, ばらばらJapanese
  • segregatimLatin
  • tātahiMāori
  • à partePortuguese
  • раздельно, прочь, вон, в сторону, отдельно, врозь, долой, на части, обособленно, порознь, на кускиRussian
  • окремоUkrainian

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    • A. ultimo
    • B. contiguous
    • C. tacky
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