Apartment to Apis

(A*part"ment) n. [F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars, partis, part. See Apart.]

1. A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions. Fielding.

2. A set or suite of rooms. De Quincey.

3. A compartment. [Obs.] Pope.

(A*part"ness) n. The quality of standing apart.

(||Ap*as"tron) n. [Gr. from + star.] (Astron.) That point in the orbit of a double star where the smaller star is farthest from its primary.

(Ap`a*thet"ic Ap`a*thet"ic*al) a. [See Apathy.] Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.

(Ap`a*thet"ic*al*ly), adv. In an apathetic manner.

(Ap"a*thist) n. [Cf. F. apathiste.] One who is destitute of feeling.

(Ap`a*this"tic*al) a. Apathetic; une motional. [R.]

(Ap"a*thy) n.; pl. Apathies [L. apathia, Gr. 'a priv. + fr. to suffer: cf. F. apathie. See Pathos.] Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; — applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion. "The apathy of despair." Macaulay.

A certain apathy or sluggishness in his nature which led him . . . to leave events to take their own course.

According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.

In the first ages of the church, the Christians adopted the term to express a contempt of earthly concerns.

Syn. — Insensibility; unfeelingness; indifference; unconcern; stoicism; supineness; sluggishness.

(Ap"a*tite) n. [Gr. deceit, fr. to deceive; it having been often mistaken for other minerals.] (Min.) Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.

(A`pau`mé") n. See Appaumé.

(Ape) n. [AS. apa; akin to D. aap, OHG. affo, G. affe, Icel. api, Sw. apa, Dan. abe, W. epa.]

1. (Zoöl.) A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadæ, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes.

The ape of the Old Testament was probably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms.

2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. Byron.

3. A dupe. [Obs.] Chaucer.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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