Definitions for APTæpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. disposed; prone:

    too apt to slander others.

  2. likely:

    Am I apt to find him at home?

  3. being quick to learn; bright:

    an apt pupil.

  4. suited to the purpose or occasion:

    an apt metaphor.

* Syn: apt , relevant , pertinent all refer to something suitable or fitting. apt means to the point and particularly appropriate: an apt comment. relevant means pertaining to the matter in hand: a relevant question. pertinent means directly related to and important to the subject: pertinent information.Usage.: Some usage guides advise that apt followed by an infinitive should be used to mean only “inclined, disposed.” In fact, apt is standard in all varieties of speech and writing as a synonym for likely in suggesting probability without inclination: She is apt to arrive any time now.Hostilities are apt to break out soon. See also liable .

Origin of apt:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L aptus fastened, prepared, suitable, orig. ptp. of apere to fasten, attach



  1. apartment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

    "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"

  2. apt(p), liable(p)(adj)

    at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant

    "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"

  3. apt, clever(adj)

    mentally quick and resourceful

    "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

  4. apposite, apt, pertinent(adj)

    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

    "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. apt(adjective)æpt

    seeming right or appropriate

    an apt comment

  2. aptæpt

    likely to do

    He's apt to sleep all afternoon.


  1. apt(Adjective)

    Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.

    Tonight thereu2019s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.

  2. apt(Adjective)

    Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.

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

  3. apt(Adjective)

    Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.

  4. apt(Noun)


  5. Origin: From apte, from aptus, from obsolete apere, akin to apisci; compare with Greek ἅπτειν and Sanskrit आप्त, from आप्.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apt(adj)

    fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate

  2. Apt(adj)

    having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things

  3. Apt(adj)

    inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons

  4. Apt(adj)

    ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar

  5. Apt(verb)

    to fit; to suit; to adapt


  1. APT

    APT is a 2006 South Korean horror film, directed, produced, and written by Ahn Byeong-ki and starring Ko So-young. It is based on a comic by Kang Full. The name APT is from the English word meaning apartment. The film had 644,893 admissions nationwide.

Anagrams of APT

  1. ATP, Pat, pat, PTA, TAP, tap

Translations for APT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with to ) likely

He is apt to get angry if you ask a lot of questions.

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