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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward;
- Example: "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "he is apt to lose"
- Example: "she is liable to forget"
[syn: apt(p), liable(p)]

3. mentally quick and resourceful;
- Example: "an apt pupil"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"
- Example: "an apt reply"
[syn: apposite, apt, pertinent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Apt \Apt\, v. t. [L. aptare. See Aptate.] To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.] " To apt their places." --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] That our speech be apted to edification. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Apt \Apt\ ([a^]pt), a. [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. [1913 Webster] They have always apt instruments. --Burke. [1913 Webster] A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things. [1913 Webster] My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. --Temple. [1913 Webster] This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster] 3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons. [1913 Webster] Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed; liable; ready; quick; prompt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

apt adj 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "apt": Daedalian, a propos, ad rem, adapted, adept, adroit, alert, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, artistic, authoritative, becoming, befitting, bent, brainy, bravura, bright, brilliant, clean, clever, comely, compelling, convincing, coordinated, correct, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, decisive, deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, disposed, dispositioned, docile, dovetailing, educable, exact, excellent, expeditious, expert, facile, fair, fancy, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, foreseeable, formable, geared, gifted, given, good, goodish, graceful, handy, happy, hopeful, immediate, impressionable, in the cards, in the mood, inclined, ingenious, inspired, instant, instantaneous, instructable, intelligent, just, just right, keen, keen-witted, liable, likely, magisterial, malleable, masterful, masterly, meet, meshing, minded, moldable, motivated, neat, nice, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean, not born yesterday, odds-on, on the button, opportune, pat, pertinent, plastic, pliable, politic, precise, predictable, predictable within limits, predisposed, presumable, presumptive, probable, professional, proficient, promising, prompt, prone, proper, punctual, qualified, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted, quite some, ready, receptive, relevant, resourceful, right, ripe for instruction, schoolable, scintillating, seasonable, seemly, sharp, sharp-witted, skillful, slick, smart, some, sortable, speedy, statesmanlike, statistically probable, steel-trap, stylish, suitable, suited, suiting, summary, susceptible, swift, tactful, tailored, talented, teachable, telling, the compleat, the complete, thirsty for knowledge, to the point, to the purpose, trainable, verisimilar, virtuoso, well-chosen, well-done, well-expressed, well-put, willing, workmanlike
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

APT Address Pass Through
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APT Advanced Package Tool (Linux, Debian)
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APT Advanced Photoscale Technology (Brother)
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APT Automatically Programmed Tools
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

APT 1. Automatically Programmed Tools. 2. Audio Processing Technology.