1. [ adverb ] 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. [ adverb ] not taken into account or excluded from consideration
Synonyms: aside

"these problems apart, the country is doing well" "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"

3. [ adjective ] remote and separate physically or socially
Synonyms: obscure isolated

"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"

Related terms: unconnected
4. [ adverb ] away from another or others

"they grew apart over the years" "kept apart from the group out of shyness" "decided to live apart"

5. [ adverb ] placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
Synonyms: aside

"had a feeling of being set apart" "quality sets it apart" "a day set aside for relaxing"

6. [ adverb ] into parts or pieces
Synonyms: asunder

"he took his father's watch apart" "split apart" "torn asunder"

7. [ adverb ] one from the other

"people can't tell the twins apart"

8. [ adjective ] not living together as man and wife
Synonyms: separated separate

"decided to live apart" "maintaining separate households" "they are separated"

Related terms: divided
9. [ adjective ] having characteristics not shared by others

"scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

Related terms: separate
Similar spelling:   apertif