From Old French apte, from Latin aptus, from obsolete apere (“to fasten, to join, to fit”), akin to apisci (“to reach, attain”); compare with Greek ἅπτειν (háptein, “to fasten”) and Sanskrit आप्त (āpta, “fit”), from आप् (āp, “to reach, attain”).
- Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
- Synonyms: appropriate, meet, suitable; see also Thesaurus:pertinent, Thesaurus:suitable
- an apt metaphor
- apt punishment
- (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
- Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn.
- Synonyms: fit, prompt, expert, qualified, ready; see also Thesaurus:skilled
- a pupil apt to learn
- an apt scholar
- 1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene i]:
- Fulfill your pleasure. Live a thousand years, / I shall not find myself so apt to die.
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- Abbreviation of .
apt (plural apts)
- An apartment; a flat.
- 2010, David Dondero, Just a Baby in Your Momma's Eyes:
- Where our apt used to be they built a fancy condominium high-rise.
Which at a lowly income none of us could ever really quite afford.