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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.

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. Udi Ofer:

    Jeff Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment -- the War on Drugs -- that has devastated the lives and rights of millions of Americans, ripping apart families and communities and setting millions, particularly black people and other people of color, on a vicious cycle of incarceration.

  2. Conseuquel:

    Who would have known? I was walking in a mall and between the crowd of shoppers shoving around and wandering about their business my eyes meet a familiar face. A face I haven't seen in years. Our gazes meet. We stare for mere seconds before the both of us look away pretending one hadn't seen the other and we quickly disappear into our now separate lives. But when I went home, I still had the Best Friends necklace you gave me in Elementary and the Senior ring we had in high school , stuffed in some drawer beneath clothes and books gathering dust as the years rolled by. I still have that photo album that starts with our picture as little girls dressing up as princesses to the day we held certificates with our gowns on. All through that journey we had been hand in hand from our first day of school to our first fight to prom night. From skipping class to plotting against teachers to every crush we had. Every exam we failed and every rule we broke. The times we sat together in detention and the times we never bothered showing up. All the hard times we pushed through and all the success we celebrated. Every fire alarm, birthday candle and breakup. We've been with each other through all and more until the day college split us apart. Your texts became shorter and your calls became rare. And I wonder how brutal graduation was for ripping us apart like that. Yesterday inseparable sisters, today a stranger.

  3. Mustafa Nuur:

    When you come from a broken country where the government is not stable and you come to another country hoping for stability, to sense that tension and that unexpectedness is almost a tiny reminder of why our country fell apart.

  4. Ann Hui:

    I think Hong Kong should have its own film industry apart from co-productions with China, because even a province would like to have its local color and see its way of life in the films, hong Kong has a tradition of local films and has very distinct particulars about certain people and about certain subjects that are banned in China -- triads, horror stories, horror mixed with kung fu, kung fu mixed with comedy, that kind of genre in China right now is censored.

  5. C. S. Lewis:

    God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

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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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