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apart

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adverb \ə-ˈpärt\

Simple Definition of apart

  • : separated by an amount of space

  • : separated by an amount of time

  • : not together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of apart

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  excluded from consideration :  aside <a few blemishes apart, the novel is excellent>

  4. 4 :  in or into two or more parts :  to pieces <coming apart at the seams>

Examples of apart in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of apart

Middle English, from Anglo-French a part, literally, to one side


First Known Use: 14th century


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apart

adjective

Simple Definition of apart

  • : separate or different from others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of apart

  1. 1 :  separate, isolated <those athletes are a breed apart>

  2. 2 :  holding different opinions :  divided

apartness

noun


APART Defined for Kids

apart

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adverb \ə-ˈpärt\

Definition of apart for Students

  1. 1 :  away from each other <Our parents kept me and my sister apart.>

  2. 2 :  separated by an amount of time <The girls were born two years apart.>

  3. 3 :  into parts :  to pieces <He took the clock apart.>

  4. 4 :  one from another <I can't tell the twins apart.>

  5. 5 :  as something separated :  separately <The price was considered apart from other points.>





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