apt


1apt

adjective \ˈapt\

: likely to do something : having a tendency to do something

: appropriate or suitable

: quick to learn

Full Definition of APT

1
:  unusually fitted or qualified :  ready <proved an apt tool in the hands of the conspirators>
2
a :  having a tendency :  likely <plants apt to suffer from drought>
b :  ordinarily disposed :  inclined <apt to accept what is plausible as true>
3
:  suited to a purpose; especially :  being to the point <an apt quotation>
4
:  keenly intelligent and responsive <an apt pupil>
See Usage Discussion at liable
apt·ly \ˈap(t)-lē\ adverb
apt·ness \ˈap(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of APT

  1. Stripe is an apt name for the cat, since she has striped fur.
  2. <that dog is apt to run off if you don't put him on a leash>

Origin of APT

Middle English, from Latin aptus, literally, fastened, from past participle of apere to fasten; akin to Latin apisci to grasp, obtain, apud near, Hittite ḫap- to attach
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with APT

2apt

abbreviation

Definition of APT

1
apartment
2
aptitude

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