Definition of apple
apple of one's eye
: one that is highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye
Recent Examples of apple from the Web
Organizers are still seeking participants for the apple pie and brownie baking competitions, Vodick said.
Lee Calhoun, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, started hunting in North Carolina and began to see old apples as a remnant of faded Southern life.
Check apple, peach and other fruit trees for pests or diseases.
Good South African chenin blancs can offer floral, citrusy and honey-kissed notes; apple, pear, apricot and tropical fruits; and nutty and toasty expressions when the wine has been fermented in oak barrels.
Shelves hold packets of hemp protein smoothie powder, organic apple chips and Earth Balance popcorn.
The bittersweet element in apple-tree hunting is that failure often plays a big role.
The video, which was posted on media websites and social media, shows a group of officers in blue uniforms grabbing apples out of the back of a vehicle and hurling them at four men who are lined up at a roadside cliff, their backs to the police.
Gram for gram, dark chocolate, in particular, contains even higher concentrations of antioxidants than apples, black tea, and red wine.
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Origin and Etymology of apple
Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavonic ablŭko
First Known Use: before 12th century
APPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apple for English Language Learners
: a round fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and firm white flesh
APPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of apple for Students
: a round or oval fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and white flesh that grows on a spreading tree related to the rose
Medical Definition of apple
: the fleshy usually rounded and red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a tree (genus Malus) of the rose family; also : an apple tree
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