- applanation tonometer,
- apple a day,
- apple bee,
- apple blight,
- apple blossom,
- apple box
Origin of apple
Examples from the Web for apple
Apple customers, on the other hand, are used to paying premium for perceived quality.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Apple, PetSmart, Wells Fargo, Marriott, and Delta also spoke out.
In “Cartoons and Cereal,” he sings, “Reminisce when I had the morning appetite/ Apple Jacks, had nothing that I hit the TV Guide.”
This week, in response to the report, Apple removed 30 of those groups from their music service.
It is impossible to talk about Dr. Strange without mentioning soap, apple juice, and suicide.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician|Rich Goldstein|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The apple orchard was a favorite haunt, and the Weeping Willows when the wind was from the right direction.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|Lily Munsell Ritchie
Excitement, too, had lent a warmer pink to her apple cheeks, and her blue eyes were like deep and hating stars.
Ten little robins played the drums, which were tiny twigs from the apple tree.Daddy's Bedtime Bird Stories|Mary Graham Bonner
Apple was the center of an excited crowd of scouts for there had been no sleep in camp that night.The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters|Charles Henry Lerrigo
So Joel sprang off from the lower branch of the apple tree and went zip-tear-bang, at the paper ring.The Adventures of Joel Pepper|Margaret Sidney
Word Origin for apple
Old English æppel "apple; any kind of fruit; fruit in general," from Proto-Germanic *ap(a)laz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch appel, Old Norse eple, Old High German apful, German Apfel), from PIE *ab(e)l "apple" (cf. Gaulish avallo "fruit;" Old Irish ubull, Lithuanian obuolys, Old Church Slavonic jabloko "apple"), but the exact relation and original sense of these is uncertain (cf. melon).
A roted eppel amang þe holen, makeþ rotie þe yzounde. ["Ayenbite of Inwit," 1340]
In Middle English and as late as 17c., it was a generic term for all fruit other than berries but including nuts (e.g. Old English fingeræppla "dates," literally "finger-apples;" Middle English appel of paradis "banana," c.1400). Hence its grafting onto the unnamed "fruit of the forbidden tree" in Genesis. Cucumbers, in one Old English work, are eorþæppla, literally "earth-apples" (cf. French pomme de terre "potato," literally "earth-apple;" see also melon). French pomme is from Latin pomum "apple; fruit" (see Pomona).
As far as the forbidden fruit is concerned, again, the Quran does not mention it explicitly, but according to traditional commentaries it was not an apple, as believed by Christians and Jews, but wheat. ["The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity," Seyyed Hossein Nasr, 2002]
Apple of Discord (c.1400) was thrown into the wedding of Thetis and Peleus by Eris (goddess of chaos and discord), who had not been invited, and inscribed kallisti "To the Prettiest One." Paris, elected to choose which goddess should have it, gave it to Aphrodite, offending Hera and Athene, with consequences of the Trojan War, etc.
Apple of one's eye (Old English), symbol of what is most cherished, was the pupil, supposed to be a globular solid body. Apple-polisher "one who curries favor" first attested 1928 in student slang. The image of something that upsets the apple cart is attested from 1788. Road apple "horse dropping" is from 1942.
In addition to the idioms beginning with apple
- apple a day
- apple of one's eye
- apple polisher
- apples and oranges
- polish the apple
- rotten apple
- upset the applecart