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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also appart

Contents

English

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Etymology

From French à part; (Latin ad) + part (part). See part.

Pronunciation

Adverb

apart (comparative more apart, superlative most apart)

Positive
apart

Comparative
more apart

Superlative
most apart

  1. Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside.
    • Milton
      Others apart sat on a hill retired.
    • Ps. iv. 3.
      The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself.
  2. 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.
  3. Aside; away.
    • Jas. i. 21.
      Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness.
    • John Keble
      Let Pleasure go, put Care apart.
  4. In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart.

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

apart (inflected aparte)

  1. separate
    Over het algemeen vindt men vier kleuren in een inkjetprinter. Zwart zit bijna altijd in een aparte cartridge, de andere kleuren kunnen ook in één cartridge zitten.[1] — In general one finds four colors in an inkjet printer. Black sits almost always in a separate cartridge, the other colors can also sit in a single cartridge.

Derived terms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inktpatroon

German

Etymology

From French à part

Adjective

apart (comparative aparter, superlative am apartesten)

  1. fancy, distinctive

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