apart: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-pärt'), [key]
- into pieces or parts; to pieces: to take a watch apart; an old barn falling apart from decay.
- separately in place, time, motion, etc.: New York and Tokyo are thousands of miles apart. Our birthdays are three days apart.
- to or at one side, with respect to place, purpose, or function: to put money apart for education; to keep apart from the group out of pride.
- separately or individually in consideration: each factor viewed apart from the others.
- aside (used with a gerund or noun): Joking apart, what do you think?
- aside from; in addition to; besides: Apart from other considerations, time is a factor.
- to take a clock apart.
- to disassemble:to take a clock apart.
- Informal.to criticize; attack:She was taken apart for her controversial stand.
- to subject to intense examination:He will take your feeble excuses apart.
- having independent or unique qualities, features, or characteristics (usually used following the noun it modifies): a class apart.
- apart (Thesaurus)