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Definition of "sunder" [sun•der]

  • To break or wrench apart; sever. See Synonyms at separate. (verb-transitive)
  • To break into parts. (verb-intransitive)
  • A division or separation. (noun)

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.

Use "sunder" in a sentence
  • "“I must cleave in sunder that which has been joined.”"
  • "As I lay wondering at this lo! it ran upon me and smiting me with its claws, rent my belly in sunder; whereupon I awoke startled and trembling."
  • "Now the badawi was bent double with the blow, so Gharib smote him with his mace and clove his forehead in sunder and he fell down dead and"