American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Strikingly appropriate and relevant. See Synonyms at relevant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Placed near to; specifically, in botany, lying side by side, in contact, or partly united.
- Suitable; fit; appropriate; applicable; well adapted: followed by to: as, this argument is very apposite to the case; “ready and apposite answers,” Bacon, Hen. VII., p. 120.
- . Apt; ready in speech or answer: said of persons.
- adj. Appropriate, relevant, well-suited; fit.
- adj. Positioned at rest in respect to another, be it side-to-side, front-to-front, back-to-back, or even three-dimensionally: in apposition.
- adj. Related, homologous.
- n. rare Something that is apposite
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; -- followed by
- adj. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
- From Latin appositus, past participle of adponere, from ad- + ponere ("to put, place"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The title is apposite: Kravitz straddles the divide like no other with his drop-dead girlfriends and pads.”
“Also, that Woody Allen story that Antid linked is kind of apposite, and funny. jhupp Says:”
“That's Jorge Grau, director of the cannibal zombie classic The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue... kind of apposite because this was at the annual Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester, where the two of us helped out with the presentation work for more years than I care to count.”
“A very apposite complement to the OBO I've just read.”
“Few writers of criticism are able to combine such a compelling and frankly "superior" prose with correspondingly apposite critical insights as does William Gass.”
“When would be the apposite time to slap the Captain and take control?”
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“It may be almost 90 years old, but The Great Gatsby is as apposite as ever.”
“Two of his aphorisms in particular – "The medium is the message" and "We shape our tools and later they shape us" – seem particularly apposite.”
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