Definition of "apart" [a•part]

  • At a distance in place, position, or time: railings spaced two feet apart; born three years apart. (adverb)
  • Away from another or others: grew apart over the years; decided to live apart. (adverb)
  • In or into parts or pieces: split apart. (adverb)
  • One from another: I can't tell the twins apart. (adverb)
  • Aside or in reserve, as for a separate use or purpose: funds set apart for the project. (adverb)
  • To pieces or in pieces (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Placed or kept separately or to one side for a particular purpose, reason, etc; aside (esp in the phrases set or put apart) (adverb)
  • Separate in time, place, or position; at a distance (adverb)
  • Not being taken into account; aside (adverb)
  • Individual; distinct; separate (adverb)
  • Separately or independently in use, thought, or function (adverb)

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Use "apart" in a sentence
  • "Vampirism as a disease rather than a cure is just one aspect of what sets The Strain apart from the myriad of vampire literature released over the past several years."
  • "There is an underlying tension, an awareness that borrowing Mr. Pitt's fame puts them under greater pressure to establish their name apart from their prominent client and sometime partner."
  • ""I supposed he's got nothing to win – apart from the point – but he's got a big reputation.""