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Definitions of apt

  1. To fit; to suit; to adapt. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Aptness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. APTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; - used of things. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; - used of persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Suitable; pertinent; appropriate; liable; inclined; prone; ready; expert; quick of comprehension. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Liable: ready: quick. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Fit; qualified; ready; liable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Tending; liable; likely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Quick to learn; skilful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Pertinent; apposite; pat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Ready; quick; fit; suitable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for apt

  1. Green tea is apt to make people nervous, and boys and girls ought not even to know what it is to be nervous. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. Besides, you're apt to get hurt. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
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