Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Apple was a short-lived American automobile manufactured by the Apple Automobile Company in Dayton, Ohio, from 1915 to 1917. Agents were assured that its $1,150 Apple 8 model was "a car which you can sell!". Sadly for the company, it would seem that the public did not buy.
From the obituary of William Alfred Apple (Bill), published in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, June 29, 2014: "... He was the son Of William A. Apple and Jessie I. Apple ... Bill became president of W.A. Apple Mfg. Inc. at the death of his father who in the early 1910's made auto tops for Henry Ford (The Ford Motor Company). Later his father manufactured his own car: the Apple 4 and 8 cylinders until a disastrous fire terminated this endeavor ..."
Apple were a British psychedelic rock band. The band was founded in Cardiff in 1968 by Rob Ingram on guitar and Jeff Harrad on bass. They released a single LP in 1969, titled An Apple a Day. The album was a commercial failure, and the band ceased to exist shortly after its release. However, during the subsequent years several tracks from the LP, most notably "The Otherside" by Harrad, were dubbed classics of British psychedelic rock by critics, making An Apple a Day one of the most sought-after British psychedelic rarities.
The original vinyl version (released by Page One Records) is now extremely hard to find. A reissue by Repertoire Records was released in 1994, which included several bonus songs (those being early mono versions of some of the album's tracks).
Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical or forbidden fruit. One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that as late as the 17th century, the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit other than berries, but including nuts. This term may even have extended to plant galls, as they were thought to be of plant origin (see oak apple). For instance, when tomatoes were introduced into Europe, they were called "love apples". In one Old English work, cucumbers are called eorþæppla (lit. "earth-apples'), just as in French, Dutch, Hebrew, Persian and Swiss German as well as several other German dialects, the words for potatoes mean "earth-apples" in English. In some languages, oranges are called "golden apples" or "Chinese apples". Datura is called 'thorn-apple".
Ethnobotanical and ethnomycological scholars such as R. Gordon Wasson, Carl Ruck and Clark Heinrich write that the mythological apple is a symbolic substitution for the entheogenic Amanita muscaria (or fly agaric) mushroom. Its association with knowledge is an allusion to the revelatory states described by some shamans and users of psychedelic mushrooms. At times artists would co-opt the apple, as well as other religious symbology, whether for ironic effect or as a stock element of symbolic vocabulary. Thus, secular art as well made use of the apple as symbol of love and sexuality. It is often an attribute associated with Venus who is shown holding it.
The apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus '' Malus. ''The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek and European Christian traditions.
Apple trees are large if grown from seed, but small if grafted onto roots (rootstock). There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw and cider production. Apples are generally propagated by grafting, although wild apples grow readily from seed. Trees and fruit are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial and pest problems, which can be controlled by a number of organic and non-organic means. In 2010, the fruit's genome was sequenced as part of research on disease control and selective breeding in apple production.
Worldwide production of apples in 2013 was 80.8 million tonnes, with China accounting for 49% of the total.
The apple is the pomaceous edible fruit of a temperate-zone deciduous tree.
Apple, apples or APPLE may also refer to:
Apple is a surname, given name and a nickname. Notable people with the name include:
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), v. i.
To grow like an apple; to bear apples.
Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. ["a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown origin.]
The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree ( Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones.
Note: The European crab apple is supposed to be the original kind, from which all others have sprung.
(bot.) Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple.
Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold. Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as, apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding. Apple blight, an aphid which injures apple trees. See Blight, n. Apple borer (Zo["o]l.), a coleopterous insect ( Saperda candida or Saperda bivittata), the larva of which bores into the trunk of the apple tree and pear tree. Apple brandy, brandy made from apples. Apple butter, a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider. --Bartlett. Apple corer, an instrument for removing the cores from apples. Apple fly (Zo["o]l.), any dipterous insect, the larva of which burrows in apples. Apple flies belong to the genera Drosophila and Trypeta. Apple midge (Zo["o]l.) a small dipterous insect ( Sciara mali), the larva of which bores in apples. Apple of the eye, the pupil. Apple of discord, a subject of contention and envy, so called from the mythological golden apple, inscribed ``For the fairest,'' which was thrown into an assembly of the gods by Eris, the goddess of discord. It was contended for by Juno, Minerva, and Venus, and was adjudged to the latter. Apple of love, or Love apple, the tomato ( Lycopersicum esculentum). Apple of Peru, a large coarse herb ( Nicandra physaloides) bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit inclosing a dry berry. Apples of Sodom, a fruit described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often given to the fruit of Solanum Sodom[ae]um, a prickly shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato. Apple sauce, stewed apples. [U. S.] Apple snail or Apple shell (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, operculated, spiral shell of the genus Ampullaria. Apple tart, a tart containing apples. Apple tree, a tree which naturally bears apples. See Apple, 2. Apple wine, cider. Apple worm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a small moth ( Carpocapsa pomonella) which burrows in the interior of apples. See Codling moth. Dead Sea Apple.
pl. Apples of Sodom. Also Fig. ``To seek the Dead Sea apples of politics.''
--S. B. Griffin.
A kind of gallnut coming from Arabia. See Gallnut.
n. 1 (context with '''''the''''' English) A nickname for New York City, usually “the Big Apple”. 2 A multimedia corporation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple%20Corps) and record company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple%20Records) founded by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles. 3 The company http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple%20Inc., formerly Apple Computer, that produces computers and other digital devices. 4 A computer produced by the company Apple Inc. 5 (context rare English) (given name female from=English).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English æppel "apple; any kind of fruit; fruit in general," from Proto-Germanic *ap(a)laz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch appel, Old Norse eple, Old High German apful, German Apfel), from PIE *ab(e)l "apple" (cognates: Gaulish avallo "fruit;" Old Irish ubull, Lithuanian obuolys, Old Church Slavonic jabloko "apple"), but the exact relation and original sense of these is uncertain (compare melon).\nA roted eppel amang þe holen, makeþ rotie þe yzounde.
["Ayenbite of Inwit," 1340]\nIn Middle English and as late as 17c., it was a generic term for all fruit other than berries but including nuts (such as Old English fingeræppla "dates," literally "finger-apples;" Middle English appel of paradis "banana," c.1400). Hence its grafting onto the unnamed "fruit of the forbidden tree" in Genesis. Cucumbers, in one Old English work, are eorþæppla, literally "earth-apples" (compare French pomme de terre "potato," literally "earth-apple;" see also melon). French pomme is from Latin pomum "apple; fruit" (see Pomona).\n\nAs far as the forbidden fruit is concerned, again, the Quran does not mention it explicitly, but according to traditional commentaries it was not an apple, as believed by Christians and Jews, but wheat.
["The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity," Seyyed Hossein Nasr, 2002]\nApple of Discord (c.1400) was thrown into the wedding of Thetis and Peleus by Eris (goddess of chaos and discord), who had not been invited, and inscribed kallisti "To the Prettiest One." Paris, elected to choose which goddess should have it, gave it to Aphrodite, offending Hera and Athene, with consequences of the Trojan War, etc.\n
\nApple of one's eye (Old English), symbol of what is most cherished, was the pupil, supposed to be a globular solid body. Apple-polisher "one who curries favor" first attested 1928 in student slang. The image of something that upsets the apple cart is attested from 1788. Road apple "horse dropping" is from 1942.
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits [syn: orchard apple tree, Malus pumila]
Usage examples of "apple".
There were his irrigation boots and a spade for cutting water out of the Acequia del Monte into his back field, or into his apple and plum trees, or into his garden.
For two years he had lived on brown bread and dried apples, in order that he could save enough to buy a newspaper plant for the advocacy of reforms.
Pauli and the Cavern 56 3 Up the Smoke 97 4 Beatles for Sale 144 5 Lennon and McCartney 184 6 Avant-Garde London 211 7 Making the Albums 268 8 Sergeant Pepper 293 9 The Walrus Was Paul 349 10 The Maharishi 396 11 Apple 431 12 The White Album 481 13 Let It Be 526 14 John 568 Afterword 597 Bibliography 618 The Beatles have become so surrounded by myth, fantasy and speculation that determining anything other than the basic facts of their lives has become virtually impossible.
One idea was to record the thoughts of various world leaders, and large packages of Beatles albums and Apple releases were shipped off to Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi and others, together with an invitation to record a spoken-word album explaining their philosophy to a worldwide audience of young people.
The Beatles managed to avoid most of the day-to-day madness of Apple by first going to India, then disappearing into Abbey Road to record The Beatles, or the White Album, as it is universally known.
While trying to record the White Album they had also had to run Apple.
The following Wednesday there was a long meeting in which George outlined his conditions for staying in the Beatles: no more filming at Twickenham, no concert in Tripoli, no television show, and the songs they had rehearsed to be used in a new album to be recorded at the studio that Magic Alex was building for them in the basement of Apple.
This they did, calling themselves Badfinger, but only after Apple released their first album, Maybe Tomorrow.
Synagogue of Satan to hurl thunderbolts against the Holy Apostolic See, and diabolically to decree the subjection of the Pope to the Council, the confiscation of his annates, dearer to him than the apple of his eye, and finally his own deposition.
Cele used to tell stories and we made flyboxes and then when mother was out of the room we wood turn sumersets, and bimeby when we got so that we cood eat apples we used to have one apeace every day and we had to scrape them with a nife and eat the soft part, and when we were geting beter we were auful cross.
In the kitchen they found some grapes, a box of crackers, and a jar of apple butter, as well as a bottle of water that the Squalors used for making aqueous martinis but that the Baudelaires would use to quench their thirst during their long climb.
The horse swiveled a bored eye at Gareth, shook its neck, then nuzzled Argot, hoping for an apple.
Mayonnaise dressing is used for meat, fish, some varieties of fruit, as banana, apple and pineapple, and for some vegetables, as cauliflower, asparagus and tomatoes.
It was this scent, I realized, that had brought me back from my vision, the fragrance of porridge with honey and dried apples as they made it in Aval on.
Ximenes begged her to justify as best she could our first mother, who had deceived her husband by giving him the fatal apple to eat.