(||A`or*ti"tis) n. [Aorta + - itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the aorta.

(||A"ou*dad) n. [The Moorish name.] (Zoöl.) An African sheeplike quadruped (the Ammotragus tragelaphus) having a long mane on the breast and fore legs. It is, perhaps, the chamois of the Old Testament.

(A*pace") adv. [Pref. a- + pace. OE. a pas at a walk, in which a is the article. See Pace.] With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.

His dewy locks did drop with brine apace.

A visible triumph of the gospel draws on apace.
I. Taylor.

(A*pa"ches) n. pl.; sing. Apache (Ethnol.) A group of nomadic North American Indians including several tribes native of Arizona, New Mexico, etc.

(Ap`a*go"ge) n. [Gr. a leading away, fr. to lead away; from + to lead.] (Logic) An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary.

(Ap`a*gog"ic Ap`a*gog"ic*al) a. Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. Bp. Berkeley.

(A*paid") a. Paid; pleased. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(A*pair") v. t. & i. To impair or become impaired; to injure. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ap`a*la"chi*an), a. See Appalachian.

(Ap"an*age), n. Same as Appanage.

(A*pan"thro*py) n. [Gr. from + man.] An aversion to the company of men; a love of solitude.

(||A"par A"pa*ra) n. [Native name apara.] (Zoöl.) See Mataco.

(||A`pa*re"jo) n. [Sp.] A kind of pack saddle used in the American military service and among the Spanish Americans. It is made of leather stuffed with hay, moss, or the like.

(||Ap`a*rith"me*sis) n. [Gr. from to count off or over.] (Rhet.) Enumeration of parts or particulars.

(A*part") adv. [F. à 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.

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.

4. In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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