- application program,
- applications package,
- applied anatomy,
- applied kinematics,
- applied linguistics,
Origin of applied
verb (used with object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.
Origin of apply
Examples from the Web for applied
They should have pointed the nose of the Airbus down and applied more power.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Elauf, who is Muslim, had applied for a job at an A&F store in Tulsa, Oklahoma when she was 17.
The committee recommended a single—and simple—principle be applied to the law, that of consent.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Herx showed that this “gender-neutral” rule had never been applied against men.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After Spahn had obtained the movie ranch, Ruby applied for a job there and was hired.
To these organisms, therefore, the experiments of Nussbaum cannot be applied.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
He discovered, to his misfortune, a small grated window, to which he applied his eye.
No general, regional name was ever applied to these Indians, but a few individual rancheria names have been preserved.
The Maoris themselves have observed this fact and applied the principle to their own obvious fate.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
It supposes in that to which it is applied a present existence; and is the negation of a beginning or of an end of that existence.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
verb -plies, -plying or -plied
Word Origin for apply
"put to practical use," (as opposed to abstract or theoretical), 1650s, from past participle of apply. Earlier it was used in a sense of "folded" (c.1500).
late 14c., "to put (one's faculties, etc.) to some task or career," late 14c., from Old French aploiier "apply, use, attach" (12c., Modern French appliquer), from Latin applicare "attach to, join, connect;" figuratively, "devote (oneself) to, give attention," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + plicare "fold" (see ply (v.1)). The etymological sense is "bring things in contact with one another." Of lotions, from early 15c. Meaning "seek a job by submitting an application for one" is from 1851. A by-form applicate is recorded from 1530s. Related: Applied; applying.