ETYM French apte, Latin aptus, from obsolete apere to fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf. Skr. âpta fit, from âp to reach attain.
1. Mentally quick and resourceful; SYN. clever.
2. (Usually followed by 'to') Naturally disposed toward; SYN. disposed, given, minded, tending.
3. At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; SYN. liable.
1. Altered from an originally straight condition
2. Fixed in one's purpose; SYN. bent on, dead set, intent on, out to.
3. Of metal e.g.; SYN. crumpled, dented.
4. Used especially of the head or upper back; SYN. bowed, inclined.
1. Having a large chest.
2. (Said of women) Having large breasts.
ETYM From French lier to bind, Latin ligare. Related to Ally, Ligature.
1. Held legally responsible.
2. (Often followed by 'to') Likely to be affected with; SYN. nonimmune, nonresistant, unresistant.
3. Subject to legal action.
ETYM Latin pronus, akin to Greek pro, Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to Latin pro forward, for. Related to Pro-.
1. Having a tendency (to); often used in combination.
2. Lying face downward; SYN. prostrate.
ETYM Latin propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, Eng. petition, feather.
Presenting favorable circumstances.
(Of especially money) Immediately available
1. Brought into readiness
2. Completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
3. Mentally disposed
ETYM Old Eng. suget, Old Fren. souzget, sougit (in which the first part is Latin subtus below, from sub under), subgiet, subject, French sujet, from Latin subjectus lying under.
Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others SYN. dependent.
Not exempt from tax.