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apropos (apposite)

Definition:

of an appropriate or pertinent nature

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more apropos

Superlative:

most apropos

Similar to:

apposite

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Described by:

appropriateness

Synonyms:

ad rem [formal, Latin] | apropos of

See also:

appropriate

Etymology:

"opportunely" (adverb), from French à propos "to the purpose", from propos...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of apropos...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

apropos of [preposition]

with regard to; in respect of (6 of 439 words, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apropos-of

Merriam-Webster:

apropos of | concerning [synonym] | apropos [synonym] | about [synonym] | as far as [synonym] | as for [synonym] | as regards [synonym] | as to [synonym] | of [synonym] | ...

with regard to; "concerning" (4 of 74 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apropos of

Macmillan British Dictionary:

apropos [formal] | apropos of

relating to: used for saying something else about the subject you are talking about (14 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apropos

Random House Dictionary:

apropos | apropos of [sense-specific]

fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely. | [obsolete] by the way. | "apropos of": with reference to; in respect or regard to. | ... (23 of 40 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/apropos

Wiktionary:

concerning | apropos of | about | worrisome [synonym, sense-specific] | important [synonym, sense-specific]

Causing concern; worrisome. | [obsolete] important | Regarding, respecting. | Present participle of concern. (11 of 22 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/concerning

American Heritage Dictionary:

apropos of

With reference to; speaking of (5 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apropos-of

Oxford Dictionary:

ad rem

Syllabification: (ad rem) | [formal] | relevant to what is being done or discussed at the time. (15 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/ad-rem

ad rem [formal]

relevant to what is being done or discussed at the time (11 of 44 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ad-rem

New World Dictionary:

ad rem

(in a manner) dealing directly with the matter at hand; relevant(ly) (11 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ad-rem

Wikipedia:

Apropos [disambiguation]

may refer to: apropos (Unix), a program used to search for program manual pages | A rootkit created by 121Media to install adware (22 of 72 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Apropos

Cambridge Dictionary:

apropos [entry 1, formal]

used to introduce something which is related to or connected with something that has just been said (17 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apropos 1

apropos [entry 2, formal]

suitable in a particular situation or at a particular time (10 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apropos 2

Encarta Dictionary:

ad rem [formal]

to the point or purpose (5 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583767​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

apropos

First use: 1660s

Origin: "opportunely" (adverb), from French à propos "to the purpose", from propos "purpose, plan", from Latin propositium "purpose", ... (18 of 43 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=apropos

American Heritage Dictionary:

apropos

Origin: French à propos: à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad-; see "ad-") + propos, purpose (from Latin ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apropos

New World Dictionary:

apropos

Origin: French à propos, to the purpose from Latin ad, to + propositus, past participle of proponere, "propose"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apropos

Oxford Dictionary:

apropos

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: French à propos "(with regard) to (this) purpose"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/apropos

Collins Dictionary:

apropos

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French à propos to the purpose

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apropos

Wiktionary:

apropos

Origin: French à propos ("on that subject")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apropos

Merriam-Webster:

apropos [entry 1, adverb]

First use: 1668

Origin: French à propos, literally, to the purpose

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apropos

Encarta Dictionary:

apropos

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: French à propos "to the purpose"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586455​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

apropos

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apropos"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apropos

Collins Dictionary:

apropos

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apropos"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apropos

Cambridge Dictionary:

apropos [entry 1, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "apropos"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "apropos"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apropos 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

apropos [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "apropos"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of apropos of

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apropos

apropos [formal, adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "apropos"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apropos 4

Macmillan American Dictionary:

apropos [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apropos"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/apropos

apropos [formal, adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apropos"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/apropos 4

the Free Dictionary:

apropos

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "apropos"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "apropos" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/apropos

Google Dictionary:

apropos

Audio: English pronunciation of "apropos"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

apropos

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apropos"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=apropo​01 word=apropos

YourDictionary Audio:

apropos

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apropos" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apropos

freedictionary.org:

apropos

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apropos" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=apropos

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