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.

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earnest

Idioms for apart

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM apart

a·part·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apart from

apart
/ (əˈpɑːt) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

Word Origin for apart

C14: from Old French a part at (the) side
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Idioms and Phrases with apart from (1 of 2)

apart from

Also, aside from. Besides, except for. For example, Apart from jogging occasionally in the park, she gets no exercise, or Aside from Sunday dinner with his parents they have not gone out for months. The first term dates from the early 1600s, the variant from the early 1800s.

Idioms and Phrases with apart from (2 of 2)

apart

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