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English adjective: apart

1. apart remote and separate physically or socially


SamplesExisted over the centuries as a world apart.
Preserved because they inhabited a place apart.
Tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization.
An obscure village.


Synonymsisolated, obscure


Similarunconnected


Antonymsconnected

2. apart having characteristics not shared by others


SamplesScientists felt they were a group apart.


Similarseparate


Antonymsjoint


English adverb: apart

1. apart separated or at a distance in place or position or time


SamplesThese towns are many miles apart.
Stood with his legs apart.
Born two years apart.

2. apart not taken into account or excluded from consideration


SamplesThese problems apart, the country is doing well.
All joking aside, I think you're crazy.


Synonymsaside

3. apart away from another or others


SamplesThey grew apart over the years.
Kept apart from the group out of shyness.
Decided to live apart.

4. apart placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose


SamplesHad a feeling of being set apart.
Quality sets it apart.
A day set aside for relaxing.


Synonymsaside

5. apart one from the other


SamplesPeople can't tell the twins apart.

6. apart into parts or pieces


SamplesHe took his father's watch apart.
Split apart.
Torn asunder.


Synonymsasunder









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