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ap·ple

 (ăp′əl)
n.
1.
a. A cultivated deciduous tree (Malus domestica or M. pumila) in the rose family, native to Eurasia and having alternate simple leaves and white or pink flowers.
b. The firm, edible, usually rounded fruit of this tree.
2.
a. Any of several other plants, especially those with fruits suggestive of the apple, such as the crabapple or custard apple.
b. The fruit of any of these plants.
Idiom:
apple of (one's) eye
One that is treasured: Her grandson is the apple of her eye.

[Middle English appel, from Old English æppel.]
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apple

(ˈæpəl)
n
1. (Plants) a rosaceous tree, Malus sieversii, native to Central Asia but widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties, having pink or white fragrant flowers and firm rounded edible fruits. See also crab apple
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree, having red, yellow, or green skin and crisp whitish flesh
3. (Forestry) the wood of this tree
4. (Plants) any of several unrelated trees that have fruits similar to the apple, such as the custard apple, sugar apple, and May apple. See also love apple, oak apple, thorn apple
5. apple of one's eye a person or thing that is very precious or much loved
6. bad apple rotten apple a person with a corrupting influence
[Old English æppel; related to Old Saxon appel, Old Norse apall, Old High German apful]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

ap•ple

(ˈæp əl)

n.
1. the usu. round red or yellow edible fruit of a small tree, Malus sylvestris, of the rose family.
2. the tree, cultivated in most temperate regions.
3. the fruit of any of other species of tree of the same genus.
4. any of various other similar fruits or plants, as the custard apple.
Idioms:
apple of one's eye, someone or something very precious or dear to one; a favorite.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English æppel, c. Old Frisian appel, Old Saxon apl, appul, Old High German apful, Crimean Gothic apel]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish fleshapple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
crab apple, crabapple - small sour apple; suitable for preserving; "crabapples make a tangy jelly"
dessert apple, eating apple - an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
cooking apple - an apple used primarily in cooking for pies and applesauce etc
Malus pumila, orchard apple tree, apple - native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
false fruit, pome - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
2.apple - native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruitsapple - native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
genus Malus, Malus - apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
apple tree - any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

apple

noun
the apple of your eye favourite, pick, choice, dear, pet, darling, beloved, idol, fave (informal), blue-eyed boy (informal) Her only son was the apple of her eye.

Apples

biffin (Brit.), Blenheim Orange, Braeburn, bramley, Charles Ross, codlin or codling, costard, Cox's orange pippin, crab apple, Discovery, Egremont Russet, Elstar, Empire, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Greensleeves, Grenadier, Idared, James Grieve, Jonathon, Jonagold, Laxton Superb, Lobo, Lord Lambourne, Pink Lady, pippin, Prince Albert, Red Delicious, Red Ellison, Rosemary Russet, Royal Gala, russet, Spartan, sturmer, sunset, sweeting, Worcester Pearmain
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
تَفَّاحَةتُفّاحَة
ябълка
poma
jablko
æble
pomo
õun
omenaomenapuu
jabukajabukovina
alma
epli
りんご林檎
사과
malum
obuolyssugriauti planusviską sugadintikieno didžiausias numylėtiniskieno didžiausias turtas
ābols
măr
jablko
jabolko
äpple
แอปเปิ้ล
яблуко
quả táo

apple

[ˈæpl]
A. N (= fruit) → manzana f; (= tree) → manzano m
apple of discordmanzana f de la discordia
apples and pears (Brit) (= stairs) → escalera f
the Big Apple (US) → la Gran Manzana, Nueva York f CITY NICKNAMES the apple of one's eyela niña de los ojos de algn
one bad or rotten apple can spoil the whole barrelmanzana podrida echa ciento a perder
B. CPD apple blossom Nflor f del manzano
apple brandy Nlicor m de manzana
apple core Ncorazón m de manzana
apple dumpling N postre a base de manzana asada y masa
apple fritter Nmanzana f rebozada
apple orchard Nmanzanar m, manzanal m
apple pie Npastel m de manzana, pay m de manzana (LAm)
see also apple-pie apple sauce N (Culin) → compota f de manzana (US) (= hokum) → tonterías fpl
apple tart Ntarta f de manzana
apple tree Nmanzano m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

apple

[ˈæpəl] n
(= fruit) → pomme f
he's the apple of her eye → Elle tient à lui comme à la prunelle de ses yeux
(also apple tree) → pommier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

apple

nApfel m; an apple a day keeps the doctor away (Prov) → esst Obst und ihr bleibt gesund; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree (Prov) → der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm (Prov); to be the apple of somebody’s eyejds Liebling sein

apple

in cpdsApfel-;
apple brandy
nApfelschnaps m
apple butter
n (US) → Apfelkonfitüre f
applecart
n (fig) to upset the applealles über den Haufen werfen (inf)
apple dumpling
n˜ Apfel mim Schlafrock
apple fritters
plin Teig ausgebackene Apfelringe
apple green
nApfelgrün nt
apple-green
adjapfelgrün
applejack
n (US) → Apfelschnaps m
apple juice
nApfelsaft m
apple pie
n˜ gedeckter Apfelkuchen, Apfelpastete f; apple-pie bed Bett, bei dem Laken und Decken aus Scherz so gefaltet sind, dass man sich nicht ausstrecken kann; in apple-pie order (inf)pikobello (inf)
apple sauce
n
(Cook) → Apfelmus nt
(dated US inf: = nonsense) → Schmus m (inf)
apple tree
nApfelbaum m
apple turnover
nApfeltasche f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

apple

[ˈæpl] n (fruit) → mela
the apple of one's eye (fam) → la pupilla dei propri occhi
apple tree → melo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

apple

(ˈӕpl) noun
a round fruit (usually with a green or red skin) which can be eaten. an apple tree; a slice of apple.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

apple

تَفَّاحَة jablko æble Apfel μήλο manzana omena pomme jabuka mela リンゴ 사과 appel eple jabłko maçã яблоко äpple แอปเปิ้ล elma quả táo 苹果
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

apple

n. manzana;
___picker diseaseenfermedad del colector de manzanas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

apple

n manzana
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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On the table in the middle of the room was a kind of a lovely crockery basket that bad apples and oranges and peaches and grapes piled up in it, which was much redder and yellower and prettier than real ones is, but they warn't real because you could see where pieces had got chipped off and showed the white chalk, or whatever it was, under- neath.
I hope that those who have been interviewed by Mr Felice and highlighted the 'bad apples' will have the strength to follow through.
Among Putrajaya's biggest challenges to fight corruption is the presence of some 'bad apples' in the civil service that are still loyal to the previous regime and keep their old habits, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed reportedly said.
Zhao admitted that if he had bad apples, he would get rid of them and throw them into the sea.
'We always have bad apples but if we have bad apples, you know what I'm going to do, I'm going to throw into the South China Sea and feed the fish,' he added.
There are bad apples in all professions, including medicine.
Steve Hopkins hit a maximum for Spot On MP, his eighth of the season, as they beat the Top Railway Bad Apples and Sam Chouhan hit a maximum and 117 finish as his Three Nuns Left Footers beat the Beacon.
NATS: "The liberal media has made a cage match and they don't want to hear us the papers stink they won't even publish anything in favor of us so we are fed up." Elsewhere on the Mall, Juggalos - known for their face paint - gathered to protest against the FBI's decision to label the group of fans a "loosely organized hybrid gang." Unidentified juggalo protester, saying: "I feel like that's kind of something that they did based on the logo and it kind of goes along with any walk of life if you go into any group that has multiple thousands of people you're going to find the small percentage that are bad apples." The Juggalos saying they did not expect any bad apples to clash with other demonstrators throughout the city.
Gutted Caley Thistle gaffer Richie Foran vowed to get rid of the bad apples after his side were relegated yesterday.
There are 'good apples' and there are 'bad apples' and the state of the apples has nothing to do with 'the barrel.'
He reckons the French need to appeal to Muslim communities to "weed out the bad apples".
When I spoke to industry folks, they admitted that, "Yes, there are a few bad apples out there, but you have bad apples in any industry.