- The definition of apt is something a person might have a tendency to do.
An example of someone who is apt to lie is a politician.
- Apt means someone who is extraordinarily smart or is quick to learn or understand.
An example of someone who is apt is an insightful student.
- Apt is defined as a response or result that is likely, expected or anticipated.
An example of something that is apt to be addictive is cigarette smoking.
- suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting: an apt remark
- tending or inclined; likely: apt to rain
- quick to learn or understand: an apt student
- Archaic ready; prepared
Origin of aptMiddle English and Old French apte from Classical Latin aptus, past participle of apere, to fasten from Indo-European base an unverified form ap-, to grasp, reach from source Classical Greek haptein, to fasten
- Exactly suitable; appropriate: an apt reply.
- Having a natural tendency; inclined: She is apt to take offense easily. See Usage Note at liable.
- Quick to learn or understand: an apt student.
Origin of aptMiddle English from Old French apte from Latin aptus past participle of apere to fasten
(comparative apter or more apt, superlative aptest or most apt)
- Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
- Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.
- (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
- Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
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”).
apt - Computer Definition
(Automatic Programmed Tools) A high-level programming language used to generate instructions for numerical control machines.