- 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,
- apartment building
Origin of apart
Examples from the Web for apartness
Their apartness that so dislocated the upper, outer, surface-life was only apparent after all.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
Browning does not stand alone among the poets in the apartness from his own land of which I have written.
They do a thing that puts them apart—it may be the big, brave thing—but the apartness does something to them.Plays|Susan Glaspell
At the time it emphasized the majesty of Solomon—his apartness from his people.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
But Browning makes Nature manifest her apartness from the man.
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