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Meaning of APT

Pronunciation:  apt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
  2. [adj]  mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

APT is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: apposite, appropriate, apropos, clever, intelligent, pertinent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Apt\, 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.
             They have always apt instruments.     --Burke.
             A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. --Jer.
    2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely;
       -- used of things.
             My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot
             or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. --Temple.
             This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of
             the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.     --Lubbock.
    3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of
             Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. --Beau. & Fl.
             That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt
             to remember their grandfathers.       --F. Harrison.
    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.
             Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so
             apt to die.                           --Shak.
             I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. --Shak.
    Syn: Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed;
         liable; ready; quick; prompt.
  2. \Apt\, v. t. [L. aptare. See {Aptate}.]
    To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.] `` To apt their places.''
    --B. Jonson.
          That our speech be apted to edification. --Jer. Taylor.
Computing Dictionary

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