- into separate parts; in or into pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.
- apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.
Origin of asunder
Examples from the Web for asunder
Historical Examples of asunder
She would see who would keep them asunder now she had made up her mind!Weighed and Wanting
Could men have put them asunder, if God had joined them together?Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
Split me asunder if he would not say that I had choused him!Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Because, dear Barnaby, the endeavour of my life has been to keep you two asunder.'Barnaby Rudge
They bear our name; how could he understand the divisions that rend us asunder?Things as They Are
- (postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apartto tear asunder
Word Origin for asunder
mid-12c., contraction of Old English on sundran (see sunder). Middle English used to know asunder for "distinguish, tell apart."