from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being at once opportune and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.
- adv. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
- adv. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
- prep. With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of an appropriate or pertinent nature.
- adj. by the way, incidental.
- prep. Regarding or concerning.
- adv. By the way.
- adv. Timely; at a good time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable.
- By the way; to the purpose; suitably to the place or subject; -- a word used to introduce an incidental observation, suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . To the purpose; opportunely; seasonably.
- 2. With reference or regard; in respect: followed by of.
- . With reference to that (a thing just mentioned); by the way: used absolutely, to introduce an incidental observation.
- Opportune; seasonable; to the purpose; pertinent; happy: as, an apropos remark.
- n. Pertinency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of an appropriate or pertinent nature
- adv. at an opportune time
- adv. introducing a different topic; in point of fact
Great tip for beginners and terminal hackers alike, and apropos is installed on a wide number of Linux distros and other terminals.
Writing upon the subject in which he was interested, in the midst of his family, he would pause, pen in hand, to laugh at some jest or say a word apropos of the question under discussion, and return in an instant to his work.
Imagine being Thief of Bagdad, title apropos to these times, as a Chinese American at Graumann's Chinese Theatre, then in its Chinarama phase, chock-a-block with faux orientalism, a chinkee apocalypse in plastic and red paper.
If, for instance, you knew you had a video encoder handy but didn’t quite know how to get at it, type in apropos mpeg and you’ll get a list of commands and programs that have the words “mpeg” in their man, or manual, files.
A final word apropos of post-pop museology: Although this show has just opened, the first edition of the exhibition catalog has already sold out, which proves that an historical show rich in cultural implication can draw people to its concerns.
That's what I get for second-guessing my initial choice of "apropos".
Nothing could be more "apropos" to quote Walter's expression.
I once had a boss who thought that "apropos" was an exact synonym for "appropriate" - e.g.,
PS in French, the club would be the Con d'Or, which has an entirely different, yet somewhat apropos, meaning.
I think "apropos" and "man - k" are the same thing -- so we're on the same track.