Apart Definition

At a distance in place, position, or time.
Railings spaced two feet apart; born three years apart.
American Heritage
To one side; at a little distance; aside.
Webster's New World
Away from another or others.
Grew apart over the years; decided to live apart.
American Heritage
Separately or away in place or time.
Born two years apart.
Webster's New World
In or into parts or pieces.
Split apart.
American Heritage
Set apart; isolated. Used after a noun or in the predicate.
A people who have existed over the centuries as a world apart.
American Heritage
Separated; not together.
Webster's New World
(following its objective complement) Apart from.
A handful of examples apart, an English preposition precedes its complement.

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Origin of Apart

  • Middle English from Old French a part a to (from Latin ad ad–) part side (from Latin pars part- part)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French à part.

    From Wiktionary

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