aptly


aptly
apt ADJECTIVE 1) appropriate; suitable. 2) (apt to) having a tendency to. 3) quick to learn.
DERIVATIVES aptly adverb aptness noun.
ORIGIN Latin aptus 'fitted' .

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  • Aptly — Apt ly, adv. In an apt or suitable manner; fitly; properly; pertinently; appropriately; readily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aptly — (adv.) early 15c., by natural means, from APT (Cf. apt) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aptly — apt|ly [ˈæptli] adv aptly named/described/called etc named, described etc in a way that seems very suitable ▪ The aptly named Skyline Restaurant provides spectacular views of the city below …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aptly — adverb aptly named/described/called etc named, described etc in a way that seems very suitable: Lightfoot was aptly named; we never heard him enter …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aptly — adv. Aptly is used with these verbs: ↑call, ↑describe, ↑illustrate, ↑name, ↑sum, ↑summarize, ↑term …   Collocations dictionary

  • aptly — adverb see apt I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aptly — See apt. * * * …   Universalium

  • aptly — adverb /ˈæpt.li/ In an apt or suitable manner; fitly; properly; pertinently; appropriately; readily …   Wiktionary

  • aptly — adv. appropriately; skillfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aptly — apt·ly …   English syllables