apart

[ uh-pahrt ]
/ əˈpɑrt /

adverb

adjective

having independent or unique qualities, features, or characteristics (usually used following the noun it modifies): a class apart.

Verb Phrases

take apart,
  1. to disassemble: to take a clock apart.
  2. Informal.to criticize; attack: She was taken apart for her controversial stand.
  3. to subject to intense examination: He will take your feeble excuses apart.

Nearby words

  1. apaporis,
  2. aparalytic,
  3. aparavidya,
  4. aparejo,
  5. aparri,
  6. apart from,
  7. apartheid,
  8. aparthotel,
  9. apartment,
  10. apartment building

Idioms

    apart from, aside from; in addition to; besides: Apart from other considerations, time is a factor.

Origin of apart

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French a part to one side. See a-5, part

Related formsa·part·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for apart

apart

/ (əˈpɑːt) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)


Word Origin for apart

C14: from Old French a part at (the) side

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Word Origin and History for apart

apart

adv.

late 14c., from Old French à part "to the side," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + partem, accusative of pars "a side" (see part (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with apart

apart

In addition to the idiom beginning with apart

  • apart from

also see:

  • come apart
  • fall apart
  • pick apart
  • poles apart
  • set apart
  • take apart
  • tear apart
  • tell apart
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