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apple a firm round fruit with succulent white flesh and a red, green, or yellow skin. [3 definitions]
apple butter a thick, sweet spread made from apples stewed in spices.
apple cart a handcart used by street vendors to sell apples.
applejack an alcoholic beverage made from hard cider; apple brandy.
apple of discord in Greek mythology, a golden apple that caused jealous discord among three goddesses and indirectly led to the Trojan War. [2 definitions]
apple of one's eye a person or thing that one holds dear or cherishes.
apple-pie order (informal) an impeccably neat and orderly arrangement or state.
apple-polish to try to gain favor with someone by means of flattery.
applesauce a sweet and sometimes spiced sauce made by simmering apples until they are soft.
appliance a practical device, esp. any of several pieces of equipment used in the home such as a stove, refrigerator, or washing machine.
applicable relevant or appropriate to a given situation; capable of being applied.
applicant one who applies for something such as a job, college admission, or financial aid.
application the act of putting to use. [6 definitions]
application program a computer program designed to be used by, and perform a particular function for, end users, such as a word-processing program, browser, or game.
applicator a device used to apply a substance to something.
applicatory suited for use; practical.
applied having a practical relevance.
appliqué decorated with cut-out pieces of another material that are stitched on or otherwise applied. [4 definitions]
apply to make use of or put to use. [6 definitions]
appoggiatura in music, a dissonant note in a strong metrical position that resolves to a consonant note in a weaker metrical position. [2 definitions]
appoint to name to a particular office or function; designate. [2 definitions]