[ suhn-der ]
/ ˈsʌn dər /

verb (used with object)

to separate; part; divide; sever.

verb (used without object)

to become separated; part.

Origin of sunder

before 900; Middle English sundren, Old English sundrian; cognate with German sondern, Old Norse sundra; see sundry


sun·der·a·ble, adjectivesun·der·ance, nounsun·der·er, nounun·sun·dered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unsundered

  • We have seen what a united Spain can do, and long may Spain remain one, unsundered nation.

    Spain's Win: Cosmic Justice|Tunku Varadarajan|July 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • It is a tribute to our friendship that three weeks later we reached Loring Castle, Chepstow, unsundered and harmonious.

    Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna

British Dictionary definitions for unsundered

/ (ˈsʌndə) archaic, or literary /


to break or cause to break apart or in pieces


in sunder into pieces; apart

Derived forms of sunder

sunderable, adjectivesunderance, nounsunderer, noun

Word Origin for sunder

Old English sundrian; related to Old Norse sundr asunder, Gothic sundrō apart, Old High German suntar, Latin sine without
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