apple

noun, often attributive
ap·​ple | \ ˈa-pəl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

Definition of apple

1 : the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family also : an apple tree — compare crab apple
2 : a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple
apple of one's eye
: one that is highly cherished his daughter is the apple of his eye

Examples of apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To use this powder as a mask, simply mix equal parts clay and apple cider vinegar or water in a small bowl. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 Mayo Clinic, accessed May 5, Drinking apple cider vinegar for weight loss seems far-fetched. Dezimey Kum, USA TODAY, 7 June 2022 This clarifying cleanser that's rich in Jamaican black castor oil, shea butter, peppermint, and apple cider vinegar helps transform dry and brittle hair into luscious locks instantly. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 6 June 2022 Tea tee oil, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and coconut oil have all been shown to have anti-fungal properties, which kills the dandruff-causing yeast. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 31 May 2022 Fill a small jar or container with half an inch of fruit juice, vinegar, apple cider or wine, and add a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent. Becky Krystal, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2022 Fill a bowl or glass with apple cider vinegar, cover with plastic wrap, seal the edges with a rubber band, and poke tiny holes in the top. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, 23 May 2022 Fill a small jar or container with half an inch of fruit juice, vinegar, apple cider or wine, and add a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Combine the apple juice and vinegar in a medium bowl. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of apple

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for apple

Middle English appel, from Old English æppel; akin to Old High German apful apple, Old Irish ubull, Old Church Slavonic ablŭko

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“Apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for apple

apple

noun
ap·​ple | \ ˈa-pəl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

Kids Definition of apple

: a round or oval fruit with red, yellow, or green skin and white flesh that grows on a spreading tree related to the rose

apple

noun
ap·​ple | \ ˈap-əl How to pronounce apple (audio) \

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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