Main definitions of app in English

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app1

noun

  • 1Computing
    An application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.

    ‘I've just installed the app on my phone’
    • ‘I've been trying to come up with ways to construct the app myself and D talked about.’
    • ‘If you've never heard of it, it's a simple app that puts the current time into natural language.’
    • ‘So today I'm catching up with the lost hours from yesterday and reinstalling my favourite apps on my reborn PC.’
    • ‘Also, the banner slot at the bottom was refusing to budge, proudly displaying an ad telling me to use the app that was displaying it.’
    • ‘They want Web sites to respond as fast as the apps do on their new gigahertz computers.’
    • ‘That is, to quit the third and fourth frontmost apps, hold down Alt and hit Tab, Tab, Q, Tab, Q.’
    • ‘Geeks store what they do in text and spurn big apps, using plain text editors.’
    • ‘This reset will keep all apps inactive until you manually start them after the reset is complete.’
    • ‘Consider creating a new user account on your computer with none of your familiar apps or configurations.’
    • ‘I can almost consider it as research into the current state of the art of web apps.’
    • ‘Basically third-party apps fall into one of two categories, useful or cool, and some things are both.’
    • ‘I was also running about ten other apps at the same time, and it went off without a hitch.’
    • ‘Thus I have added another field to the Settings sheet of my blogger app and a little code to support it.’
    • ‘I do hope I won't have to start running a spam-eating app on my weblog's comments!’
    • ‘Some internet apps are working fine, others are dead in the water.’
    • ‘I'm downloading various apps and wallpaper for it on my work machine and transferring them via a flash drive.’
    • ‘Well I quit all apps, and restarted them, had no real effect, but a system restart seemed to pick up the user profile changes.’
    • ‘I feel it's a very useful conceptual position that makes the future of web apps much more evident.’
    • ‘Double-click on the map to mark waypoints, and the app tells you the total distance defined by the waypoints.’
    • ‘It was a very, very bad app, but it was the first app I ever built.’
  • 2informal An application or application form.

    ‘Ezra's helping her with her college apps’
    ‘don't waste your time filling out online job apps’

Pronunciation:

app

/ap/

Main definitions of app in English

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app2

noun

US
informal
  • An appetizer.

    ‘have you tried the fennel salad app?’
    ‘I will be making these eggs as one of my apps for my Mother's Day dinner’
    • ‘The grilled habanero chicken quesadilla leads the apps list.’
    • ‘After all, how could the judges compare apps and entrees to desserts?’
    • ‘It's not such a happening spot anymore, but you can get some cool apps there.’
    • ‘Their nachos stand out on the apps menu.’
    • ‘The Vietnamese lettuce wrap is a leading chicken app.’

Pronunciation:

app

/ap/