Sun"der (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sundered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sundering.] [OE. sundren, AS. sundrain (in asundrain, 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. sonder, Goth. sundro alone, separately.]

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. Carew.


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Sun"der, v. i.

To part; to separate.




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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.


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Sun"der, v. t.

To expose to the sun and wind.

[Prov. Eng.]



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