[syn: apart, asunder]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Apart \A*part"\, adv. [F. [`a] part; (L. ad) + part part. See
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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: apart, 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, apart]
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: apart, asunder]
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: having characteristics not shared by others; "scientists felt
they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
134 Moby Thesaurus words for "apart":
a huis clos, adrift, alien, alienated, all to pieces, alone, aloof,
apart from, aside, aside from, asunder, at a distance, away,
away from, behind closed doors, besides, bipartite, by itself,
by two, companionless, detached, dichotomous, disconnected,
discontinuous, discrete, disjunct, disrelated, dissociated, distal,
distant, distinct, distinctly, divergent, except for, excepting,
excluding, exotic, extraneous, far, far off, faraway, fifty-fifty,
foreign, friendless, half-and-half, homeless, in a backwater,
in camera, in chambers, in executive session, in half, in halves,
in privacy, in private, in private conference, in privy,
in the abstract, in the singular, in twain, in two, incoherent,
incommensurable, incomparable, independent, independently,
individually, insular, irrelative, isolate, isolated,
januis clausis, kithless, lone, lonely, lonesome, long-distance,
long-range, noncohesive, not counting, once, one by one, other,
out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish, particularly,
partitioned, per se, piecemeal, privately, privily, quarantined,
remote, removed, retired, rootless, secluded, segregate,
segregated, separate, separated, separately, severally, shut off,
single-handed, single-handedly, singly, singularly, sky-high,
solitary, solo, strange, to one side, unabetted, unaccompanied,
unaffiliated, unaided, unallied, unassisted, unassociated,
unattached, unattended, unconnected, unescorted, unfrequented,
unjoined, unrelatable, unrelated, unseconded, unsupported,
unvisited, wide apart, wide away, withdrawn