What does apple mean?

Definitions for apple
ˈæp əlap·ple

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. applenoun

    fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh

  2. apple, orchard apple tree, Malus pumilanoun

    native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits

Wiktionary

  1. applenoun

    A common, round fruit produced by the tree Malus domestica, cultivated in temperate climates.

  2. applenoun

    A tree growing such fruit, of the genus Malus; the apple tree.

  3. applenoun

    The wood of the apple tree.

  4. applenoun

    Short for apples and pears, slang for stairs.

  5. applenoun

    The ball in baseball.

  6. applenoun

    When smiling, the round, fleshy part of the cheeks between the eyes and the corners of the mouth.

  7. Applenoun

    A nickname for New York City, usually the Big Apple.

  8. Applenoun

    A multimedia corporation (Apple Corps) and record company (Apple Records) founded by the Beatles.

  9. Applenoun

    Name of the company Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, that produces computers and other digital devices.

  10. Applenoun

    A computer produced by the company Apple Inc.

  11. Applenoun

    A nickname for New York City, usually "the Big Apple".

  12. Applenoun

    A multimedia corporation and record company founded by the Beatles.

  13. Applenoun

    The company Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, that produces computers and other digital devices.

    Listen, Apple’s not perfect. You need proof? We made the Newton. We made that one Mac that looks like a toaster. We actually thought the Apple Watch was cool. Wait, this isn’t cool? Oh, fuck no. Shit! We put a YouTube album on your phones. You know, the one you’ve been struggling to delete. That thing keeps coming back, huh? And we can’t even make out battery last more than, like, a day!

  14. Applenoun

    A female given name from English.

  15. Applenoun

    A surname.

  16. Etymology: From appel, from æppel, from aplaz (compare Scots aipple, Dutch appel, German Apfel, Swedish äpple), from hₐébl̥ (compare Irish úll, Lithuanian obuolys, Russian яблоко, possibly ἄμπελος).\

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. APPLEnoun

    Etymology: æppel, Saxon.

    Tall thriving trees confess’d the fruitful mold;
    The red’ning apple ripens here to gold. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    He instructed him; he kept him as the apple of his eye. Deut. xxxii. 10.

Wikipedia

  1. Apple

    An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek, and European Christian tradition. Apples grown from seed tend to be very different from those of their parents, and the resultant fruit frequently lacks desired characteristics. Generally, apple cultivars are propagated by clonal grafting onto rootstocks. Apple trees grown without rootstocks tend to be larger and much slower to fruit after planting. Rootstocks are used to control the speed of growth and the size of the resulting tree, allowing for easier harvesting. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw, and cider production. Trees and fruit are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial, and pest problems, which can be controlled by a number of organic and non-organic means. In 2010, the fruit's genome was sequenced as part of research on disease control and selective breeding in apple production. Worldwide production of apples in 2018 was 86 million tonnes, with China accounting for nearly half of the total.

ChatGPT

  1. apple

    An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree, scientifically known as Malus domestica. Native to Central Asia, the trees are widely cultivated around the world for their fruit. The apple fruit is typically round, with a central core containing seeds, and comes in a variety of colors, including red, green, and yellow. Apples are often consumed raw, but can also be used in cooking, making beverages like cider, or creating condiments such as apple sauce and apple butter. They are also known for their nutritional benefits, as they are rich in fiber and vitamin C.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applenoun

    the fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones

  2. Applenoun

    any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree

  3. Applenoun

    any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple

  4. Applenoun

    anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold

  5. Appleverb

    to grow like an apple; to bear apples

  6. Etymology: [OE. appel, eppel, AS. ppel, pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. ple, Dan. ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. oblys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown origin.]

Wikidata

  1. Apple

    The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have been present in the mythology and religions of many cultures, including Norse, Greek and Christian traditions. In 2010, the fruit's genome was decoded, leading to new understandings of disease control and selective breeding in apple production. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, fresh eating and cider production. Domestic apples are generally propagated by grafting, although wild apples grow readily from seed. Trees are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial and pest problems, which can be controlled by a number of organic and non-organic means.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apple

    ap′l, n. the fruit of the apple-tree.—ns. Ap′ple-blight, the rotting substances found on apple-trees, caused by the Apple-aphis (see Aphis); Ap′ple-John (Shak.) a variety of apple considered to be in perfection when shrivelled and withered—also John′-ap′ple; Ap′ple-pie, a pie made with apples; Ap′ple-wife, Ap′ple-wom′an, a woman who sells apples at a stall.—Apple of discord, any cause of envy and contention, from the golden apple inscribed 'for the fairest,' thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, into the assembly of the gods, and claimed by Aphrodite (Venus), Pallas (Minerva), and Hera (Juno). The dispute being referred to Paris of Troy, he decided in favour of Aphrodite, to the undying and fatal wrath of Hera against his city; Apple of Sodom, or Dead Sea fruit, described by Josephus as fair to look upon, but turning, when touched, into ashes: any fair but disappointing thing; Apple of the eye, the eyeball: something especially dear; Apple-pie order, complete order. [A.S. æppel; cf. Ger. apfel, Ice. epli, Ir. abhal, W. afal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. apple

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed, tree and fruit created and cultivated in various species.

    Apples are grown in various species worldwide.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. APPLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Apple is ranked #5050 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Apple surname appeared 6,948 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Apple.

    89.4% or 6,215 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 208 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 197 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.1% or 148 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 130 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apple' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3780

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apple' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2707

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apple' in Nouns Frequency: #1244

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apple in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of apple in a Sentence

  1. Ari Lightman:

    If you download the app from the [ App Store ] and then you do in-app purchases, a certain percentage comes back to Apple, part of its agreement, but if you want other additional things, if you want digital experiences, virtual experiences that doesn't relate to the gaming but relates to the brand, does Apple still get a part of that ? Should they get a part of that ? And Epic's arguing : no.

  2. Steve Baktidy:

    Absolutely I'll buy one (from Apple) but it's not going to replace my everyday watch.

  3. Tim Cook:

    I wouldn’t say ‘follow,’ i wouldn’t use that word because that implies we waited for somebody to see what they were doing. That’s actually not what’s happening. What’s happening if you look under the sheets, which we probably don’t let people do, is that we start projects years before they come out. You could take every one of our products –iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch — they weren’t the first, but they were the first modern one, right?

  4. Ren Zhengfei:

    That (Chinese retaliation against Apple) will not happen first of all and second of all, if that happens, I'll be the first to protest.

  5. Ben Bajarin:

    If it works, it's one more thing that causes you to stay deeply loyal and entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, even if something better comes along.

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