Definition of Apache

1. Noun. Any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma.

Geographical relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States
Generic synonyms: Athabascan, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan
Specialized synonyms: Cochise, Geronimo

2. Noun. A Parisian gangster.
Generic synonyms: Gangster, Mobster

3. Noun. The language of the Apache.

Definition of Apache

1. Proper noun. The languages of any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache. ¹

2. Proper noun. The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006) ¹

3. Noun. Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache. ¹

4. Noun. A person belonging to an Apache people. ¹

5. Noun. A Parisian gangster. ¹

6. Noun. AH-64 Apache, a U.S. military helicopter. ¹

7. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Apache), a Parisian gangster. ¹

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Definition of Apache

1. a Parisian gangster [n -S]

Medical Definition of Apache

1. An acronym for acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients. This classification system is composed of two parts: a physiology score representing the degree of acute illness and a preadmission health evaluation indicating health status before acute illness. Development of apache began in 1978 under a 3-year research grant from the u.s. Health care financing administration. Revision and streamlining resulted in apache II. Its 12 routinely measured physiological variables were later amplified to become apache III. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Apache

aortopulmonary septum
aortopulmonary window
aotus trivirgatus
apache (current term)
apache dance
apache devil dance
apache tears

Literary usage of Apache

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the Attorney-general of the United States by United States Dept. of Justice, United States Attorney-General (1892)
"... Yuma apache and Arapaho apache and Cheyenne apache and Kickapoo apache and Comanche apache and Kiowa apache and Mad River apache and Navajo apache and ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"V. apache AND PIMAN MYTHOLOGY The mythology of the apache, who like the Navaho are of Athapascan stock, is of the same general character as that of their ..."

3. Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles by Nelson Appleton Miles, Marion Perry Maus (1896)
"The apache regarded himself as the first man; the "superior man," as the word ... If the young apache could capture a bird or a mouse or any living thing, ..."

4. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"... Comanche, and apache Tribes of Indians ; Concluded October 21, ... and the Kiowa, Comanche, and apache Indians, represented by their chiefs ..."

5. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"NOTES UPON THE RELIGION OF THE apache INDIANS. THE religious sentiment of the apache Indian is the underlying principle of his nature, entering into all the ..."

6. Life Among the Apaches by John C. Cremony (1868)
"apache Estimate of Dead Women.—Navajo Dread of Corpses. OF religious ceremonies the apaches have very few, and these are limited to the immediate concerns ..."

7. History of Arizona by Thomas Edwin Farish (1918)
"Before and, many of the apache tribes were unknown and a large part of their ... They built roads through the apache country, kept up a constant fight with ..."

8. Indians of the Southwest by George Amos Dorsey (1903)
"CHAPTER XVI The apache Mescalero, Jicarilla and White Mountain Bands — Home Life and Industries — San Carlos HE apache are conveniently divided into the ..."

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