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English

Etymology

From French à part; ([[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad) + part part. See part.

Pronunciation

Adverb

apart (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
apart

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  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.
    • 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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