adj (-er, -est)
1 suitable; appropriate 适当的; 恰当的
*an apt quotation 恰当的引语.
2 ~ (at doing sth) quick at learning 学得快的; 聪明的
*She's one of my aptest students. 她是我的最聪明的一个学生.
* very apt at programming a computer 非常善于编电脑程序.
3 [pred 作表语] ~ to do sth likely or having a tendency to do sth 易于做某事物; 有做某事物的倾向
*apt to be forgetful, careless, quick-tempered, etc 健忘, 总是粗心大意, 动不动就发脾气
* My pen is rather apt to leak. 我的钢笔爱漏墨水.
abbr 缩写 = apartment.
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of apere 'to fasten'
]be apt to do sth
to have a natural tendency to do something Some of the staff are apt to arrive late on Mondays.
exactly right for a particular situation or purpose
= appropriate 'Love at first sight' is a very apt description of how he felt when he saw her.apt for The punishment should be apt for the crime.an apt pupil/studentformal
a student who is quick to learn and understand>aptnessn[U]
1. This is an apt answer. 这是一个适当的答复。