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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apart  \A*part"\,  adv  [F.  [`a]  part  (L.  ad)  +  part  part  See 
  {Part}.] 
  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.''  --Jas.  i.  21. 
 
  Let  Pleasure  go  put  Care  apart.  --Keble. 
 
  4.  In  two  or  more  parts  asunder;  to  piece;  as  to  take  a 
  piece  of  machinery  apart. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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)}, 
  {isolated},  {obscure}] 
  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}] 




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