Apt

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apt \Apt\ ([a^]pt), adjective [F. apte, L. aptus, fr. obsolete apere to fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf. Gr. ? to fasten, Skr. [=a]pta fit, fr. [=a]p to reach attain.]

1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.

They have always apt instruments. --Burke.

A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. --Jer. Taylor.

2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.

My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. --Temple.

This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant. --Lubbock.

3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons.

Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. --Beau. & Fl.

That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers. --F. Harrison.

4. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar. "An apt wit." --Johnson.

Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die. --Shak.

I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. --Shak.

Syn: Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed; liable; ready; quick; prompt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apt \Apt\, verb (used with an object) [L. aptare. See {Aptate}.] To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.] " To apt their places." --B. Jonson.

That our speech be apted to edification. --Jer. Taylor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

apt

adjective

1: (usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions" [syn: {apt(p)}, {disposed(p)}, {given(p)}, {minded(p)}, {tending(p)}]

2: at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget" [syn: {apt(p)}, {liable(p)}]

3: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker [syn: {apt}, {clever}]

4: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: {apposite}, {apt}, {pertinent}]

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