Definition of apart from preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    apart from

    BrE BrE//əˈpɑːt frəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːrt frəm//
    (also aside from especially in North American English)
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  1. 1  except for I've finished apart from the last question. Language BankexceptMaking an exception She wrote all of the songs on the album except for the final track. Apart from/aside from the final track, all of the songs on the album were written by her. The songwriting—with a few minor exceptions—is of a very high quality. With only one or two exceptions, the songwriting is of a very high quality. The majority of the compositions are less than three minutes long, with the notable exception of the title track. With the exception of the title track, this album is a huge disappointment. Here is a list of all the band’s CDs, excluding unofficial ‘bootleg’ recordings.
  2. 2  in addition to; as well as Apart from their house in London, they also have a villa in Spain. It was a difficult time. Apart from everything else, we had financial problems. You've got to help. Apart from anything else you're my brother.
  3. Which Word?beside / besides The preposition beside usually means ‘next to something/​somebody’ or ‘at the side of something/​somebody’:Sit here beside me. The preposition besides means ‘in addition to something’:What other sports do you play besides hockey? Do not use beside with this meaning. The adverb besides is not usually used on its own with the same meaning as the preposition. It is mainly used to give another reason or argument for something:I don’t think I’ll come on Saturday. I have a lot of work to do. Besides, I don’t really like parties. She likes football. Besides, she likes tennis and basketball.
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