Definition of apple noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

apple

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæpl//
 
 
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  •   a round fruit with shiny red or green skin and firm white flesh an apple pie a yard with three apple trees see also Adam's apple, Big Apple, candy apple, crab apple
  • Idioms
    the apple doesn't fall/never falls far from the tree(saying)
     
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    a child usually behaves in a similar way to his or her parent(s)
    the apple of somebody's eye
     
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    a person or thing that is loved more than any other She is the apple of her father's eye.
    apples and oranges
     
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    used to describe a situation in which two people or things are completely different from each other They really are apples and oranges. They are both great but you can't compare apples and oranges. It's a totally different situation, it's apples and oranges.
    as American as apple pie
     
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    used to say that something is typical of America
    one bad person who has a bad effect on others in a group You shouldn't punish the whole class because of one bad apple.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: apple