apt

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See also: APT, apt., and ap't

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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 (ἅptein, to fasten) and Sanskrit आप्त (āpta, fit), from आप् (āp, to reach, attain).

Adjective[edit]

apt (comparative apter or more apt, superlative aptest or most apt)

  1. Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
    Synonyms: appropriate, meet, suitable; see also Thesaurus:pertinent, Thesaurus:suitable
    an apt metaphor
    • 1678, Antiquitates Christianæ: Or, the History of the Life and Death of the Holy Jesus: [], London: [] E. Flesher, and R. Norton, for R[ichard] Royston, [], OCLC 1179639832:
      a river [] apt to be forded by a lamb
    • 1755, Callimachus, “The First Hymn of Callimachus. To Jupiter.”, in William Dodd, transl., The Hymns of Callimachus, [], London: [] The translator [William Dodd], [], OCLC 1006034875, page 1:
      While we to Jove the pure libations pay, / Than Jove what apter claims the hallow'd lay?
  2. (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
    Synonyms: disposed, inclined, liable, predisposed, tending towards; see also Thesaurus:inclined
    • 1874, John Lubbock, Scientific Lectures / On Plants and Insects
      This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of its leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
    • 1886, Frederic Harrison, The Choice of Books
      that lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers
  3. 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
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of apartment.

Noun[edit]

apt (plural apts)

  1. 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.

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Verb[edit]

apt

  1. past participle of ape

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aptus, likely through English apt.

Adjective[edit]

apt (indefinite singular apt, definite singular and plural apte, comparative aptare, indefinite superlative aptast, definite superlative aptaste)

  1. apt

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French apte, from Latin aptus.

Adjective[edit]

apt m or n (feminine singular aptă, masculine plural apți, feminine and neuter plural apte)

  1. apt

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