What does asunder mean?

Definitions for asunderəˈsʌn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asunder(p)(adverb)

    widely separated especially in space

    "as wide asunder as pole from pole"

  2. apart, asunder(adverb)

    into parts or pieces

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


  1. asunder(Adverb)

    Into separate parts or pieces; apart.

    Lest anyone find her treasure, she tore the map asunder and cast its pieces into the wind.

  2. Origin: Originally two words; from on sundran. Cognate with sønder, Swedish sönder, Dutch zonder, Icelandic sundur and Norwegian sunder/sønder, from Old Norse í sundr, akin to Gothic 0343033F033D033303420349.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asunder(adverb)

    apart; separate from each other; into parts; in two; separately; into or in different pieces or places

  2. Origin: [Pref. a- + sunder.]


  1. Asunder

    Asunder is the first full-length album by Heaven Shall Burn, released in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asunder

    a-sun′dėr, adv. apart: into parts: separately. [Prep. a, and Sunder.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    What God hath joined together no man shall put asunder: God will take care of that.

  2. Virginia:

    The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. (To Canadian Parliament)

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