Definition of apt
- proved an apt tool in the hands of the conspirators
- plants apt to suffer from drought
- apt to accept what is plausible as true
- an apt quotation
- an apt pupil
“Stripe” is an apt name for the cat, since she has striped fur.
that dog is apt to run off if you don't put him on a leash
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: likely to do something : having a tendency to do something
: appropriate or suitable
: quick to learn
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