Hypertext Webster Gateway: "applied"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Apply \Ap*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Applied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Applying}.] [OF. aplier, F. appliquer, fr. L. applicare to
join, fix, or attach to; ad + plicare to fold, to twist
together. See {Applicant}, {Ply}.]
1. To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another);
-- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply
medicaments to a diseased part of the body.

He said, and the sword his throat applied. --Dryden.

2. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose,
or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to
apply money to the payment of a debt.

3. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable,
fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the
case; to apply an epithet to a person.

Yet God at last To Satan, first in sin, his doom
applied. --Milton.

4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with
attention; to attach; to incline.

Apply thine heart unto instruction. --Prov. xxiii.

5. To direct or address. [R.]

Sacred vows . . . applied to grisly Pluto. --Pope.

6. To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.

I applied myself to him for help. --Johnson.

7. To busy; to keep at work; to ply. [Obs.]

She was skillful in applying his ``humors.'' --Sir
P. Sidney.

8. To visit. [Obs.]

And he applied each place so fast. --Chapman.

{Applied chemistry}. See under {Chemistry}.

{Applied mathematics}. See under {Mathematics}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: that are used; "an isotropic resonance shift...to lower
applied fields"
2: concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with
fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical; "applied
physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in
medicine, engineering, economics and other applied
disciplines"- Sidney Hook [ant: {theoretical}]
3: put into practice or put to use; "applied physics"

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