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Meaning of SUNDER

Pronunciation:  'sundur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  break apart or in two, using violence

SUNDER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sun"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sundered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Sundering}.] [OE. sundren, AS. sundrain (in [=a]sundrain,
    gesundrain), from sundor asunder, separately, apart; akin to
    D. zonder, prep., without, G. sonder separate, as prep.,
    without, sondern but, OHG. suntar separately, Icel. sundr
    asunder, Sw. & Dan. s["o]nder, Goth. sundr[=o] alone,
    To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting,
    or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to
    divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to
    sunder friends.
          It is sundered from the main land by a sandy plain.
  2. \Sun"der\, v. i.
    To part; to separate. [R.] --Shak.
  3. \Sun"der\, n. [See {Sunder}, v. t., and cf. {Asunder}.]
    A separation into parts; a division or severance.
    {In sunder}, into parts. ``He breaketh the bow, and cutteth
       the spear in sunder.'' --Ps. xlvi. 9.
  4. \Sun"der\, v. t.
    To expose to the sun and wind. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.