What does apple mean?

Definitions for apple
ˈæp əlap·ple

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

    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).\

  2. applenoun

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

    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).\

  3. applenoun

    The wood of the apple tree.

    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).\

  4. applenoun

    Short for apples and pears, slang for stairs.

    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).\

  5. applenoun

    The ball in baseball.

    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).\

  6. applenoun

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

    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).\

  7. Applenoun

    A nickname for New York City, usually u201Cthe Big Appleu201D.

    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).\

  8. Applenoun

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

    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).\

  9. Applenoun

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

    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).\

  10. Applenoun

    A computer produced by the company Apple Inc.

    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).\

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applenoun

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

    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.]

  2. Applenoun

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  4. Applenoun

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

    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.]

  5. Appleverb

    to grow like an apple; to bear apples

    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.]

Freebase

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

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

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    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. Charlotte Slaiman:

    FUTURISTIC FLYING CAR HOVERS ABOUT THE GROUND FOR ABOUT A MINUTE Big Tech firms could face stiff penalties under a new bill. APPLE ENDS PRACTICE OF SIRI CONTRACTORS LISTENING IN ON USERS Attorney General William Barrs Justice Department has opened a broad antitrust inquiry into potentially anti-competitive behavior from Amazon, Google and Facebook. Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division said in a previously released statement. The Departments antitrust review will explore these important issues. According to the Democratic senators, their legistation has the backing of several consumer watchdog and antitrust policy groups. Senator Klobuchars legislation will put new teeth into our antitrust laws by empowering enforcers and courts to impose significant financial penalties when a corporation abuses its dominance in the marketplace.

  2. Jitesh Ubrani:

    The main reason it'll take other PC vendors a while to catch up to Apple is because most of them don't control the whole stack of hardware and software, this tight integration between the two is Apple's main advantage.

  3. Julie Dunne:

    What surprised us most was how much he absolutely loved it, it seemed very intuitive for him to cup it within his hands and then lift to his mouth to drink/suckle. We put apple juice in it as that was his favourite drink. I think it is interesting that although the forms change tremendously -- the vessels are very individual -- they do seem to retain a basic bowl/cup shape that fits perfectly within a baby's cupped hands. I would also say I think this shows us the love and care these prehistoric people had for their babies. They are almost toys as well as baby bottles and surely would have make the infants laugh.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.

  5. Bryan Ma:

    The direct impact would be in the United States, if push comes to shove, 25 % on a $ 1,000 phone is not a joking matter, regardless if Apple absorbs some of that or if it's largely passed onto the consumer.

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