apart

Definitions

  • A Doll's Apartments
    A Doll's Apartments
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apart remote and separate physically or socially "existed over the centuries as a world apart","preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson","tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization","an obscure village"
    • adj apart having characteristics not shared by others "scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush"
    • adv apart not taken into account or excluded from consideration "these problems apart, the country is doing well","all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
    • adv apart into parts or pieces "he took his father's watch apart","split apart","torn asunder"
    • adv apart separated or at a distance in place or position or time "These towns are many miles apart","stood with his legs apart","born two years apart"
    • adv apart one from the other "people can't tell the twins apart"
    • adv apart placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose "had a feeling of being set apart","quality sets it apart","a day set aside for relaxing"
    • adv apart away from another or others "they grew apart over the years","kept apart from the group out of shyness","decided to live apart"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Exterior View of Six Apartment Dry Kilns Exterior View of Six Apartment Dry Kilns
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house
"Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom." "Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
    • Apart Aside; away. "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness.""Let Pleasure go, put Care apart ."
    • Apart In a state of separation, of exclusion, or of distinction, as to purpose, use, or character, or as a matter of thought; separately; independently; as, consider the two propositions apart .
    • Apart In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart .
    • Apart Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside. "Others apart sat on a hill retired.""The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand, or attempted to do so (apart from bones).
    • apart To or at one side; aside; separately; by itself; in distinction (from); independently (of); adjectively, separate. In place, motion, or position.
    • apart In purpose, use, character, etc.: as, to set apart, or lay apart, for a special purpose.
    • apart In thought; in mental analysis: as, to consider one statement apart from others; apart from a slight error, the answer is right.
    • apart Absolutely: as, jesting apart, what do you think of it?
    • apart In pieces, or to pieces; asunder: as, to take a watch apart.
    • apart To put apart; set aside.
    • apart To depart from; quit.
    • apart In part; partly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • adv Apart a-pärt′ separately: aside: asunder, parted: separate: away from all employment: out of consideration, not considered for the moment (with from)
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.”
  • Jim Bakker
    Jim Bakker
    “I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.”
  • Dr. Hook
    Dr. Hook
    “Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “The covers of this book are too far apart.”
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman%20Rushdie
    “Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.”

Idioms

Poles apart - When two people or parties have an opinion or point of view that is as far apart as they could possibly be, they are poles apart.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. à part,; (L. ad,) + part, part. See Part
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. à part—L. a parte, from the part or side.

Usage

In literature:

There now remained of the pavilion only two apartments on the ground floor, with some blue paper hanging in shreds.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
He had installed her in a dainty little apartment in the Rue de Monceau.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
We saw apartments that we would not have, and apartments which, because of our Precious Ones, would not have us.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The place that had been chosen for the combat was suitable enough, quite apart from its solitude.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
An odor of flowers and fine shrubs permeated the apartment.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
On passing through the halls to my private apartment I heard an altercation at the door.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Front and rear ranks march forty inches apart.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His apartments in the Astruria cost a small fortune; he dressed well, drove a smart turnout and entertained lavishly.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
On that floor were the apartments of the Monaldeschi and their more distinguished guests.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He remembered the poor madman whose body they had torn apart with red-hot pincers.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
So the two boys went at once apart on leaving school.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She felt paralyzed, like a rabbit about to be torn apart by a wildcat.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
She hurried away to her brother's apartment, delighted to be able to report that she had found a situation.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
When I entered my apartments, I met a whole host of long faces.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Who, beside yourself, was in the apartment at the time?
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
With slow steps Bernardine had re-entered her apartments again.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
For this system of pruning, the rows should be twelve to fourteen feet apart and the vines six, seven, or eight feet apart in the rows.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The apartment is to be a thing of beauty and she won't hear of taking the offerings along.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
There is an extensive picture-gallery containing many historical portraits, and also fine state-apartments.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
They never suspected that girlhood was like that; they were like that, and set apart and united in being so.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
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In poetry:

Apart, with thee to press
A private business; -
Whence,
Deign me audience.
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
Amœbas at the start
Were not complex;
They tore themselves apart
And started Sex.
"Sex" by Arthur Guiterman
The world's sharpened knife
Cut round my heart;
Then something was taken
And flung apart.
"When Childhood Died" by John Freeman
Who sacred held my life
Apart from casual strife,
Striving to comprehend
Life's first and end.
"Introit : II. Images" by Thomas MacDonagh
Came your touch that burned
Eyes and lips and heart;
There were no more dreams
I could spin, apart:
"I Was Still A Child" by Margaret Widdemer
Pale white in private moonlight,
Like round-eyed sores,
Flap your scabby kneecaps apart,
My ugly whores!
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud

In news:

Kneels down while walking her dog Little Britches at her apartment in Sturgis, Ky. Bivins was injected with steroids at St Mary Sugricare in Evansville, Ind.
A pair of Richmond County parents are in trouble after living with their 12-year-old child in a home that was falling apart.
This week, a news report on a local apartment fire in Oklahoma City went viral after they interviewed a resident who calls herself "Sweet Brown" – and she's quite a character.
From left, Paula Bobak, Mike Milner, Kyle Baxter, Kayvan Carroll and Tom Bobak check out the apartment that the men will be living in at the Brookside on College apartment complex at College Avenue and Walnut Street Saturday.
COLUMBIA — Residents at Brookside on College will have to wait until the Aug 18, two days before the start of MU classes, to move into their apartments.
Investigators have still not determined the cause of a May 27 fire at an apartment complex under construction at College Avenue and Walnut Street.
Mark Nanneman paints Monday at the scene of a fire at the Brookside on College apartments.
The family says Houston police officers beat Aldemon Gabriel during an arrest inside the family's apartment.
A Eugene man is in the hospital with head trauma after being brutally attacked at his apartment complex.
The pompous apartments and sweeping boulevards were meant to mark the dawn of an era, eternal monuments defining the soul of Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu.
Two blond sisters, their faces inches apart, exchange mock wedding vows in bright sunlight.
Apartments Without Parking Don't Equal Apartments Without Cars, Says City Study.
Business Index Apartments Cayo grande Navarre Apartment Homes.
(Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune) Rex "Preacher" Wright at his home — an apartment in the Stratford Apartments, Friday, October 5, 2012.
Crops of dandelions are grown in rows eighteen inches apart and the plants a foot apart in the row.
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In science:

Apart from some obvious wrinkles due to non-circular or streaming motions, the velocity field is dominated by solid body rotation.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
However, all our conclusions remain valid for any reasonable value of m, which is the only mass parameter (apart from MP ) in the model considered.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
One can check that, apart from a possible central extension, these generators satisfy the following relations.
Two dimensional fractional supersymmetric conformal field theories and the two point functions
Apart from usual radiation or matter, these models contain an additional ingredient either in the form of a constant vacuum stress, or quintessence, usually taken to be a scalar field slowly rolling down some non-trivial potential.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
In the ordered phase, the typical excitations at low energies ω ≪ Ωδ are classical—they are “domain walls” that “break” large clusters apart in the places where the clusters are held together by weak (effective) bonds of strength of order ω .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This suggests that our approach gives asymptotically exact results (apart from non-universal prefactors) in the bulk case as well.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Consider model II in the case of an attractive potential, a < 0 and assume that all points are far apart compared to the range of the ground state wave-function, ~ψ0 (~r ), for a single δ -function potential.
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
Apart from being interesting in its own right, it is also important to understand the OM theory near-horizon limit in order to understand the decoupling and near-horizon limit of (2, 0) OBLST.
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
Apart from the spelling, we did not have additional information to further improve the generalization accuracy.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Apart from being after high accuracy, we are also interested in insight into the linguistic regularities governing the differences between the two regional variants of Dutch.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Apart from the two dualities, a proof of this property of the expansion of the S-matrix might be useful for providing information in the opposite direction, that is, to further a proof of S-duality.
On the finiteness of N=8 quantum supergravity
The full S-duality symmetry group of ten-dimensional type IIB superstring theory is the SL(2, Z ) group, which includes, apart from the above transformation, shifts in the RR scalar field A.
Large N field theories from superstrings
If the two horizons are sufficiently far apart, that is if rS ≪ rdS , then to first approximation one might expect that the GibbonsHawking radiation and the black hole’s Hawking radiation would remain essentially unchanged.
Black Holes Must Die
Apart from the small numerical errors in the finite element method, 10 % or less, the results are exact for each of the models.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Apart from conceptual issues, there is a numerical one.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
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