- into pieces or parts; to pieces: to take a watch apart; an old barn falling apart from decay.
- separately in place, time, motion, etc.: New York and Tokyo are thousands of miles apart. Our birthdays are three days apart.
- to or at one side, with respect to place, purpose, or function: to put money apart for education; to keep apart from the group out of pride.
- separately or individually in consideration: each factor viewed apart from the others.
- aside (used with a gerund or noun): Joking apart, what do you think?
- having independent or unique qualities, features, or characteristics (usually used following the noun it modifies): a class apart.
- take apart,
- to disassemble: to take a clock apart.
- Informal.to criticize; attack: She was taken apart for her controversial stand.
- to subject to intense examination: He will take your feeble excuses apart.
- apart from, aside from; in addition to; besides: Apart from other considerations, time is a factor.
Origin of apart
Related Words for apartaside, afar, alone, aloof, away, disconnected, distant, distinct, exclusively, freely, independent, independently, individually, isolated, separated, separately, singly, special
Examples from the Web for apart
Contemporary Examples of apart
Apart from the video, the Saraya Al-Khorasani group has made no official declaration that it is linked to Taghavi.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
What sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries was his rare immunity from the influence of prevailing ideas.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler
John Henry Crosby
December 26, 2014
Apart from his wheels, Hamzat was living with few comforts and little cash.The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord
Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze
October 27, 2014
They are never portraits of specific individuals who might interest us, even visually, apart from their pictorial roles.The Stacks: Edward Hopper’s X-Ray Vision
October 25, 2014
Apart from the outfits, of course, some of which have been quite outlandish.The UK’s New Iron Lady in Kitten Heels
Nico Hines, Tom Sykes
October 4, 2014
Historical Examples of apart
They were apart from the others and for the moment unnoticed.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.The Conquest of Fear
At any rate, the fact is that she was not buried with him, but apart from him; he had seen to that.The Man Shakespeare
He has got to paint them so you can tell them apart the minute you look at them, hain't he?Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Only this, she and another were like one, always, apart from the others.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
- to pieces or in pieceshe had the television apart on the floor
- placed or kept separately or to one side for a particular purpose, reason, etc; aside (esp in the phrases set or put apart)
- separate in time, place, or position; at a distancehe stood apart from the group; two points three feet apart
- not being taken into account; asidethese difficulties apart, the project ran smoothly
- individual; distinct; separatea race apart
- separately or independently in use, thought, or functionconsidered apart, his reasoning was faulty
- apart from (preposition) besides; other than
Word Origin for apart
In addition to the idiom beginning with apart
- apart from
- come apart
- fall apart
- pick apart
- poles apart
- set apart
- take apart
- tear apart
- tell apart