1. Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside.
Others apart sat on a hill retired. --Milton.
The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself. --Ps. iv. 3.
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. “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness.”
Let Pleasure go, put Care apart. --Keble.
4. In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart.
adj 1: remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over
the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because
they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny
isolated villages remote from centers of
civilization"; "an obscure village" [syn: apart(p),
2: not living together as man and wife; "decided to live
apart"; "maintaining separate households"; "they are
separated" [syn: apart(p), separate, separated]
3: having characteristics not shared by others; "scientists
felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush [syn: apart(p)]
adv 1: separated or at a distance in place or position or time;
"These towns are many miles apart"; "stood with his
legs apart"; "born two years apart"
2: not taken into account or excluded from consideration;
"these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all
joking aside, I think you're crazy" [syn: aside]
3: away from another or others; "they grew apart over the
years"; "kept apart from the group out of shyness";
"decided to live apart"
4: placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; "had
a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a
day set aside for relaxing" [syn: aside]
5: one from the other; "people can't tell the twins apart"
6: into parts or pieces; "he took his father's watch apart";
"split apart"; "torn asunder" [syn: asunder]