What does apt mean?

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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 man...you 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"


  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

  6. Origin: [L. aptare. See Aptate.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apt

    apt, adj. liable: ready for or prone to anything: prompt, open to impressions (with at).—adv. Apt′ly.—n. Apt′ness. [L. apt-us, fit, suitable, apposite; cog. with Gr. hapt-ein.]

Suggested Resources

  1. APT

    What does APT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the APT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for apt »

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of apt

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Translations for apt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • склонен, подходящ, уместен, възприемчив, способенBulgarian
  • passend, geeignet, geneigtGerman
  • κατάλληλοςGreek
  • apropiado, apto, oportuno, acertadoSpanish
  • sopiva, kyvykäs, omiaan, lahjakas, pystyväFinnish
  • tráthúilIrish
  • cooie, traaoilManx
  • egnet, egnaNorwegian
  • geneigd, toepasselijk, pienter, fit, passend, slim, gepastDutch
  • egnaNorwegian Nynorsk
  • potrivit, aptRomanian
  • подходящий, уместный, соответствующий, понятливый, способный, склонныйRussian
  • passandeSwedish
  • مناسبUrdu

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