Asunder Definition

ə-sŭndər
adverb
Into parts or pieces.
Webster's New World
Apart or separate in direction or position.
Webster's New World
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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together

Origin of Asunder

  • 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

  • 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

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