apart apart  /ə ˈpɑrt/


  1. (adj) remote and separate physically or socially
  2. (adj) having characteristics not shared by others
  3. (adv) separated or at a distance in place or position or time
  4. (adv) not taken into account or excluded from consideration
  5. (adv) away from another or others
  6. (adv) placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
  7. (adv) one from the other
  8. (adv) into parts or pieces



  1. The city pulled together as lives fell apart.
  2. Like many identical twins reared apart, Jim Lewis and Jim Springer found they had been leading eerily similar lives.
  3. Imagine a solar panel so thin it can't exist apart from the building material it's printed on.


  1. Stricker falls apart with triple bogey on second hole

    Stricker falls apart with triple bogey on second hole
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  2. Mother, daughter four decades apart are UW grads

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Among the nearly 5,000 University of Washington graduates this spring are a mother and daughter four decades apart. Bonnie Swanson, 61, and her daughter Mariah Louie, 21, are earned bachelors degrees. “I didn’t see this day coming,” said Bonnie Swanson. Despite being close to earning her degree, Swanson dropped out of ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. The once-promising Nuggets continue to come apart at the seams.

    The once-promising Nuggets continue to come apart at the seams. Andre Iguodala will opt out of the final year of his contract and test the market as a free agent. [Woj]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Deadspin


  1. Obama noted that "the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart", and added that "there must be a sustained effort to listen to each other, to learn from each other, to respect one another...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: American Muslim

  2. ...Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that while the administration was "deeply concerned" about the length of the sentences, America's differences with North Korea over Pyongyang's arms program are "separate and apart from what's...
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "There's never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected. We actually don't go out much. It's funny. We're very homebound. We're very much Mommy and Daddy in our...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Angelina Jolie Source: NDTV.com

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