- 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.
Origin of apart
Examples from the Web for apartness
Historical Examples of apartness
At the time it emphasized the majesty of Solomon—his apartness from his people.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton
He told himself this calmly, with an odd sense of apartness.Satan Sanderson
Hallie Erminie Rives
Their apartness that so dislocated the upper, outer, surface-life was only apparent after all.The Promise of Air
But Browning makes Nature manifest her apartness from the man.
Browning does not stand alone among the poets in the apartness from his own land of which I have written.
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
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