apt

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

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æpt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æpt

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.
    Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.
  2. (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Temple
      My vines and peaches [] were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Lubbock
      This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of its leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Fairfax Harrison
      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; prompt; expert
    a pupil apt to learn
    an apt scholar
    • (Can we date this quote?) Johnson
      An apt wit.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      (Although I) live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From 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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apt

  1. past participle of ape