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

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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).

AdjectiveEdit

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
    apt punishment
    • 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 2Edit

Clipping of apartment.

NounEdit

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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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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VerbEdit

apt

  1. past participle of ape

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aptus, likely through English apt.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. apt

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French apte, from Latin aptus.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. apt

DeclensionEdit