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apt

adjective

  1. (inclined)  naturally disposed toward
    Synonyms: disposed [predicate, usually followed by "to"], given [predicate, usually followed by...
  2. (likely)  at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    Synonyms: liable [predicate]. Similar to: likely
  3. (intelligent)  mentally quick and resourceful
    Synonyms: clever. Similar to: intelligent
  4. (apropos)  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
    Synonyms: apposite, pertinent. Similar to: apropos

apt.

noun

Etymology summary

"inclined, disposed"; late 14th century, "suited, fitted, adapted", from Old...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

apt | apt. | appropriate [synonym, sense-specific] | apartment [synonym, sense-specific] | postpositive [synonym, sense-specific] | aptly [adverb, derived]

suitable for the circumstance or purpose; appropriate | postpositive; followed by an infinitive having a tendency (to behave as specified) | having ... (20 of 550 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

apartment | apt. [abbreviation] | flat [entry-specific, sense-specific]

[often plural] any room in a building, usually one of several forming a ... | another name (especially US and Canadian) for "flat" [entry-specific, ... (23 of 538 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Apt [disambiguation]

may refer to: Apt, Vaucluse, a commune of the Vaucluse département of France | Arrondissement of Apt, an arrondissement in the Vaucluse département of France | Apt, Poland; Yiddish language designation for Opatów | Canton of Apt | Apt Cathedral, a... (37 of 258 words, 17 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

apt [entry 1, adjective] | ready [synonym, sense-specific] | inclined [synonym, sense-specific] | likely [synonym, sense-specific] | prone [synonym, sense-specific] | given [synonym, sense-specific] | tending [synonym, sense-specific] | improper [antonym, sense-specific] | inapplicable [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

unusually fitted or qualified; "ready" | having a tendency; "likely" ; ordinarily disposed; "inclined" | suited to a purpose ; especially, being to ... (21 of 214 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

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apt [entry 2, abbreviation]

apartment | aptitude (2 of 8 words, 2 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

apt | be apt to do something | aptly [adverb, related]

something that is apt, especially a name, description, or comment, is very suitable | good at learning | "be apt to do something": to have a tendency ... (25 of 100 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

apt | aptly [derived]

appropriate or suitable in the circumstances | [predicate, with infinitive] : having a tendency to do something | quick to learn (19 of 84 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/apt

apt.

Syllabification: (apt.) | [North American] | apartment. | aptitude. (6 of 24 words, 4 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/apt​.

apt. [North American] | apartment [in full]

apartment (1 of 20 words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

apt | APT | aptly [adverb, related] | aptness [noun, related]

Exactly suitable; appropriate | Having a natural tendency; inclined ; See Usage Notes at liable, likely. | Quick to learn or understand | A computer ... (22 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

apt | apt.: apts. [plural] | apt. | apt.: apartment [sense-specific] | likely [synonym, sense-specific]

inclined; disposed; given; prone. | likely | unusually intelligent; able to learn quickly and easily. | suited to the purpose or occasion; ... (19 of 62 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

apt [entry 1] | aptly [adverb, derived] | aptness [noun, derived]

suitable or right for a particular situation (7 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

apt [entry 2] | be apt to do something/be apt to be something | be apt to do something apt to be something | be apt to do be apt to be something | aptly [adverb, derived] | aptness [noun, derived]

to be likely to do something or to often do something (11 of 58 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

apt [entry 3, formal] | aptly [adverb, derived] | aptness [noun, derived]

having a natural ability or skill; clever (7 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

apt | aptly [adverb, related] | aptness [noun, related]

suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting | tending or inclined; likely | quick to learn or understand | [archaic] ready; prepared | apartment (19 of 56 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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apt | aptly [adverb, related] | aptness [noun, related]

suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting | tending or inclined; likely | quick to learn or understand | [archaic] ready; prepared (18 of 54 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

apt | apter [comparative] | aptest [superlative] | disposed [synonym, sense-specific] | predisposed [synonym, sense-specific] | inclined [synonym, sense-specific] | liable [synonym, sense-specific] | tending towards [synonym, sense-specific] | appropriate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited. | [persons or things] Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards. | Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to... (37 of 48 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apt

apartment | apartments [plural] | apt. [abbreviation] | flat [British, synonym, sense-specific] | unit [synonym, sense-specific] | (compare with) condominium [synonym, sense-specific]

A complete domicile occupying only part of a building. | [archaic] A suite of rooms within a domicile, designated for a specific person or persons and including a bedroom. | [obsolete] A division of an enclosure that is separate from others; a compartment (41 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apartment

Encarta Dictionary:

apt

especially suited to the circumstances | often doing something and likely to do it again | enthusiastic and quick to learn new things (21 of 104 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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apartment | apartments [plural] | apt. [abbreviation] | flat [British, sense-specific] | flats [British, sense-specific, plural]

a self-contained residence, situated with other similar units in a larger building | Same as apartment building | a single room in a residential ... (22 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

apt

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "inclined, disposed"; late 14th century, "suited, fitted, adapted", from Old French ate (13th century, Mod.French apte), or directly ... (20 of 67 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

apt

Origin: French apte, from Latin aptus, from obsolete apere ("to fasten, to join, to fit"), akin to apisci ("to reach, attain"); compare with Greek ἅπτειν (haptīn, "to fasten") and Sanskrit... (29 of 38 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

apt

Origin: Middle English and Old French apte from Latin aptus, past participle of apere from Indo-European base *ap-, to grasp, ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

apt

Origin: Middle English, from Old French apte, from Latin aptus, past participle of apere, to fasten. | Automatically Programmed Tool.

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Oxford Dictionary:

apt

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "suited, appropriate"): from Latin aptus "fitted", past participle of apere "fasten"

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Collins Dictionary:

apt | apt.

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin aptus fitting, suitable, from apere to fasten

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Merriam-Webster:

apt [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin aptus, literally, fastened, from past participle of apere to fasten; akin to Latin apisci to grasp, ... (22 of 29 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

apt

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via Old French from Latin aptus, past participle of apere "fit, fasten, join"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586460​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

apt

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Collins Dictionary:

apt | apt.

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

apt

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

apt

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apt. [abbreviation, abbreviation]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

apt [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "apt"

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the Free Dictionary:

aptly

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Google Dictionary:

apt | apter [comparative] | aptest [superlative]

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apt.

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