Apt definition

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Exactly suitable; appropriate.

An apt reply.

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(of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
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Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
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Quick to learn or understand.

An apt student.

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Suited to its purpose; appropriate; fitting.

An apt remark.

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Tending or inclined; likely.

Apt to rain.

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Quick to learn or understand.

An apt student.

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(archaic) Ready; prepared.
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Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.

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Having a natural tendency; inclined.

She is apt to take offense easily.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
apt
Comparative:
apter
Superlative:
aptest

Origin of apt

  • Middle English from Old French apte from Latin aptus past participle of apere to fasten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary