Apt Apt ([a^]pt), 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. [1913 Webster]

They have always apt instruments. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things. [1913 Webster]

My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. --Temple. [1913 Webster]

This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons. [1913 Webster]

Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed; liable; ready; quick; prompt. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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