Asunder meaning

ə-sŭndər
Into parts or pieces.
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Apart from each other either in position or in direction.

The curtains had been drawn asunder.

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Apart or separate in direction or position.
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Into separate parts or pieces.

Broken asunder.

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Asunder is defined as being shattered or broken up into little pieces.

If you hit a watermelon with a sledgehammer and it burst into many pieces, that is an example that you tore the watermelon asunder.

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Into separate parts or pieces; apart.

Lest anyone find her treasure, she tore the map asunder and cast its pieces into the wind.

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Origin of asunder

  • Middle English from Old English on sundran on on on sundran separately (from sunder apart)

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

  • Originally two words; from Old English on (“a (preposition)”) sundran (“separate position”). Cognate with Danish sønder, Swedish sönder, Dutch zonder, Icelandic sundur and Norwegian sunder/sønder, from Old Norse í sundr, akin to Gothic (sundro).

    From Wiktionary