apropos

  • 1 APROPOS — APROPOS, L APROPOS.     L apropos est comme l avenir, l atour, l ados, et plusieurs termes pareils, qui ne composent plus aujourd hui qu un seul mot, et qui en faisaient deux autrefois.     Si vous dites, A propos j oubliais de vous parler de… …

    Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 2 Apropos — est une commande POSIX qui permet de lister les manuels dont la description comprends les mots passés en arguments. Chaque page de manuel comporte une courte description; apropos recherche et affiche cette description pour chaque page… …

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  • 3 apropos — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable and the last syllable as in so. Despite its French origin (17c), it is always written in English as one word without an accent. Its main uses are as a preposition, with or without a linking of •… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 apropos — est une commande POSIX qui permet de lister les manuels dont la description comprend les mots passés en arguments. Chaque page de manuel comporte une courte description; apropos recherche et affiche cette description pour chaque page… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 5 apropos — (à propos) Ptkl übrigens erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. à propos zur (behandelten) Sache, zum richtigen Zeitpunkt kommend , dieses hypostasiert aus frz. à zu und frz. propos Zweck, Anlaß, Vorsatz , einer… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 6 apropos — [adj] relevant, suitable applicable, apposite, appropriate, apt, befitting, belonging, correct, fit, fitting, germane, kosher*, legit*, material, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune, pertinent, proper, related, right, right on*, seemly;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Apropos — Ap ro*pos ([a^]p r[ o]*p[=o] ), a. & adv. [F. [ a] propos; [ a] (L. ad) + propos purpose, L. proposium plan, purpose, fr. proponere to propose. See {Propound}.] 1. Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable. [1913 Webster] A tale… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 apropos — I adjective akin, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apt, belonging, concerning, connected, felicitous, fit, germane, linked, pertaining to, pertinent, related, relevant, suitable II index akin (germane), apposite …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 apropos — Adv. (Mittelstufe) geh.: nebenbei bemerkt Synonym: übrigens Beispiel: Aber apropos Urlaub, wir fahren morgen nach Spanien …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 10 apropos — [ap΄rə pō′] adv. [Fr à propos, to the purpose < L ad, to + propositus, pp. of proponere, PROPOSE] 1. at the right time; opportunely 2. by the way: used to introduce a remark adj. fitting the occasion; relevant; apt prep. in connection with;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 apropos of — variant UK US Main entry: apropos …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 Apropos — (French for about à propos ) may refer to: *an application used in Call centers to manage calls *a Unix program *a rootkit created by 121Media to install adware …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 Apropos — (frz., spr. póh), zu rechter Zeit; auch: Da fällt mir eben ein! Als Substantiv: guter Einfall …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 apropos — 1660s, opportunely (adv.), from Fr. à propos to the purpose, from propos purpose, plan, from L. propositium purpose, pp. of proponere to set forth, propose (see PROPOUND (Cf. propound)). Meaning as regards is 1761, from French. As an adjective,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 apropos — apposite, pertinent, *relevant, germane, applicable, material Analogous words: pat, timely, opportune, *seasonable: appropriate, fitting, *fit, suitable, apt, proper, meet, happy Antonyms: unapropos …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 apropos — »nebenbei bemerkt, übrigens«: Das seit dem 17. Jh. zunächst mit der Bed. »zur Sache, zum behandelten Gegenstand« bezeugte Adverb ist aus frz. à propos »der Sache, dem Gegenstand, dem Thema angemessen« (zu frz. propos »Gespräch«) entlehnt …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 17 apropos — ► PREPOSITION ▪ with reference to. ORIGIN French à propos …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 apropos — [[t]æ̱prəpo͟ʊ[/t]] 1) PREP Something which is apropos, or apropos of, a subject or event, is connected with it or relevant to it. [FORMAL] All my suggestions apropos the script were accepted... George Orwell once asked, apropos of publishers, Why …

    English dictionary

  • 19 apropos — 1 adverb, preposition apropos of used to introduce a new subject that is connected with something just mentioned: He had nothing to say apropos of the latest developments. | apropos of nothing (=not connected with your previous conversation):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 apropos — adj. & adv. adj. 1 to the point or purpose; appropriate (his comment was apropos). 2 colloq. (often foll. by of) in respect of; concerning (apropos the meeting; apropos of the talk). adv. 1 appropriately (spoke apropos). 2 (absol.) by the way;… …

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