Definition of apt adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//æpt//
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  1. 1suitable or appropriate in the circumstances a particularly apt description/name/comment The song would have been more apt for a bass voice. It was a particularly apt name for someone with his skills. That question seemed quite apt in the circumstances.
  2. 2likely or having a natural tendency to do something apt to be… apt to be forgetful/careless apt to do something Babies are apt to put objects into their mouths.
  3. 3apt pupil a person who has a natural ability to learn and understand
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘suited, appropriate’): from Latin aptus ‘fitted’, past participle of apere ‘fasten’.