apart

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1apart

adverb \ə-ˈpärt\

: separated by an amount of space

: separated by an amount of time

: not together

Full Definition of APART

1
a :  at a little distance <tried to keep apart from the family squabbles>
b :  away from one another in space or time <towns 20 miles apart>
2
a :  as a separate unit :  independently <viewed apart, his arguments were unsound>
b :  so as to separate one from another <found it hard to tell the twins apart>
3
:  excluded from consideration :  aside <a few blemishes apart, the novel is excellent>
4
:  in or into two or more parts :  to pieces <coming apart at the seams>

Examples of APART

  1. He stood with his feet planted far apart.
  2. He stood apart while the other members of the team celebrated.
  3. Their children were born two years apart.
  4. My wife and I are unhappy when we're apart.
  5. They separated and have been living apart for the past year.

Origin of APART

Middle English, from Anglo-French a part, literally, to one side
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to APART

Synonyms
asunder, piecemeal, to pieces
Antonyms
together

2apart

adjective

: separate or different from others

Full Definition of APART

1
:  separate, isolated <those athletes are a breed apart>
2
:  holding different opinions :  divided
apart·ness noun

First Known Use of APART

1728

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