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. apple(noun)

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

  2. apple, orchard apple tree, Malus pumila(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. apple(Noun)

    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. apple(Noun)

    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. apple(Noun)

    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. apple(Noun)

    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. apple(Noun)

    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. apple(Noun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

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

  12. Apple(ProperNoun)

    A multimedia corporation and record company founded by the Beatles.

  13. Apple(ProperNoun)

    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. Apple(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

  15. Apple(ProperNoun)

    A surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apple(noun)

    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. Apple(noun)

    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. Apple(noun)

    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. Apple(noun)

    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. Apple(verb)

    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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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. Jan Dawson:

    Though today's products are a good start, it takes a long time to change deeply-entrenched perceptions, and Microsoft has its work cut out in trying to convince potential customers that its products are more than just the workhorses they've always been for many, workflows and cultures in many creative companies are built around Apple products, and that won't change overnight. However, Microsoft's timing for these new products is great, coming at a time when Apple has been accused of neglecting its creative community.

  2. Eddy Cue:

    2019 was the biggest year for services in Apple's history, we introduced several exciting new experiences for our customers, all while setting the standard for user privacy and security.

  3. Euan Ashley:

    The data does not go to Apple.

  4. Analyst Pam Goodfellow:

    It is important that the methodology for the 2015 survey has changed dramatically, it's like comparing this year's apple to last year's orange. You just can't do it.

  5. Wouter Sturkenboom:

    Of course Apple is a really big company, and having disappointed a little bit on the sales side of things, does tend to reverberate around the world in technology stocks ... but we would consider that to be just normal volatility, the Greek resolution is now largely priced into European markets, so going forward we're more focused on the European fundamentals ... which we think are very favourable, so we continue to hold European equity overweight in the back of that view.

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