Origin of apt
Definition for apt (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for apt
Today, it's our governing elites, regardless of party, who are most apt rush us into the future.
Experts we talked to said the comparison between Goodell and law enforcement may not necessarily be apt.
Their timing is apt: The medical examiner is now a hot commodity in TV-land.
The goal came off his tummy inside the Portuguese box, an apt way to score for a very gutsy player.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bryan is very interested in World War II, which was a very big part of X-Men, Valkyrie, and Apt Pupil.
For in such cases I'm apt to be the one that's handiest, and you know what that means.Torchy As A Pa|Sewell Ford
Dramatic instinct as applied to listening on the stage, and everywhere, is apt to be overlooked.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
The mind is apt to tire and needs rousing continually, otherwise the work will lack the impulse that shall make it vital.The Practice and Science Of Drawing|Harold Speed
The further progress of religion is apt to appear as a revolt against the system which has grown so strong.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
Aspiring youngsters who wanted to make sure of good marks were apt to look upon the same pews with special favour.The Soul of a Child|Edwin Bjorkman
British Dictionary definitions for apt (1 of 2)
Word Origin for apt
British Dictionary definitions for apt (2 of 2)
abbreviation for plural apts.
Word Origin and History for apt
mid-14c., "inclined, disposed;" late 14c., "suited, fitted, adapted," from Old French ate (13c., Modern French apte), or directly from Latin aptus "fit, suited," adjectival use of past participle of *apere "to attach, join, tie to," from PIE root *ap- "to grasp, take, reach" (cf. Sanskrit apnoti "he reaches," Latin apisci "to reach after, attain," Hittite epmi "I seize"). Elliptical sense of "becoming, appropriate" is from 1560s.