Apt

Definition of Apt

Pronunciation: ăpt
a.1.Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
They have always apt instruments.
- Burke.
A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; - used of things.
My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit.
- Temple.
This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
- Lubbock.
3.Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; - used of persons.
Apter to give than thou wit be to ask.
- Beau. & Fl.
That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers.
- F. Harrison.
4.Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
Live a thousand years,
I shall not find myself so apt to die.
- Shak.
I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To fit; to suit; to adapt.
That our speech be apted to edification.
- Jer. Taylor.

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