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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 apt /ˈæpt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Apt 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. “An apt wit.”
 Live a thousand years,
 I shall not find myself so apt to die.   --Shak.
    I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed; liable; ready; quick; prompt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Apt, v. t.  To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.] To apt their places.”
    That our speech be apted to edification.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually
             unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to
             forget" [syn: apt(p), liable(p)]
      2: mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a
         clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram
         Stoker [syn: clever]
      3: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is
         apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not
         minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p), disposed(p),
          given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
      4: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
         successful copywriter is a master of apposite and
         evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite,
          appropriate, pertinent]