- The definition of apposite is something that is appropriate or suits a purpose.
An example of an apposite tribute is a tribute for a musician where a concert hall is named after him.
Origin of appositeClassical Latin appositus: see appose
Origin of appositeLatin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more apposite, superlative most apposite)
- (rare) Something that is apposite
From Latin appositus, past participle of adponere, from ad- + ponere (“to put, place”).