- to separate; part; divide; sever.
- to become separated; part.
Origin of sunder
Examples from the Web for sundered
They accept with equanimity the true horror of aging alone, sundered from family and community.No Country for Old People: ‘Kings Point’ Exposes the Hidden Elder Crisis
Donald A. Davidoff
February 16, 2013
He separates the righteous from those who must forever be sundered from their God.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
The loss of the Jean on Ealan Dubh had sundered him for ever from his life of voyaging.Gilian The Dreamer
One after another the bonds that held me to it had snapped and sundered.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
We do not need any one to tell us that what God has joined cannot be sundered by man.The Master-Knot of Human Fate
He was obliged to repeat the stroke again and again before the neck was sundered.Pyrrhus
- to break or cause to break apart or in pieces
- in sunder into pieces; apart
Word Origin and History for sundered
Old English sundrian, from sundor "separately, apart," from Proto-Germanic *sunder (cf. Old Norse sundr, Old Frisian sunder, Old High German suntar "aside, apart"), from PIE root *sen(e)- denoting "separation" (cf. Sanskrit sanutar "far away," Avestan hanare "without," Greek ater "without," Latin sine "without," Old Church Slavonic svene "without," Old Irish sain "different"). Related: Sundered; sundering.