American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

Author: Noah Webster


APT, a. [L. aptus, from apto, to fit. Gr. to tie.]

1. Fit; suitable; as, he used very apt metaphors.

2. Having a tendency; liable; used of things; as, wheat on moist land is apt to blast or be winter-killed.

3. Inclined; disposed customarily; used of persons; as, men are too apt to slander others.

4. Ready; quick; used of the mental powers; as, a pupil apt to learn; an opt wit.

5. Qualified; fit.

All the men of might, strong and apt for war. 2 Ki 24.

APT, v.t. To fit; to suit or adapt. Obs.