Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
* (Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
- Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt , since the election night will bring out the lunatics.
(of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
- a river apt to be forded by a lamb
- My vines and peacheswere apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit.
* (Fairfax Harrison) (1869-1938)
- This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of its leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
Ready]]; especially fitted or [[qualify, qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
* (rfdate) Johnson
- that lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers
* (rfdate) (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:(Although I) live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die.
- An apt wit.
(split by senses)
* disposed, predisposed, inclined, liable, tending towards
* appropriate, suitable, meet
* fit, qualified
* prompt, quick
* See also
From (etyl) .
The verb is from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), .
(label) Conflict; battle.
An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
A single hut or shelter.
The company or body of persons encamped.
- a hunter's camp
A group of people with the same strong ideals or political leanings.
(informal) A summer camp.
(agriculture) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; called also burrow and pie.
(UK, obsolete) An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
- The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
To fight; contend in battle or in any kind of contest; to strive with others in doing anything; compete.
To wrangle; argue.
To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation.
To set up a camp.
To afford rest or lodging for.
- We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.
(video games) To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or in order to guard an area.
- Had our great palace the capacity / To camp this host, we all would sup together.
- The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double damage.
- Go and camp the flag for the win.
of or related to a camp
* camp site, campsite
* campstead, campsteading
* concentration camp
* death camp
* extermination camp
* fat camp
* spawn camping
* summer camp
Believed to be from Polari, otherwise obscure.
[listed in the Oxford English Dictionary'', second edition (1989)] Suggested origins include the 17th century French word ''camper'', 'to put oneself in a pose', [Douglas Harper, ] an assumed dialectal English word ''camp'' or ''kemp'' meaning 'rough' or 'uncouth' and a derivation from ''camp'' (n.)
"camp (adj.)"] in: ''Etymonline.com - Online Etymology Dictionary'', 2001ff
[Micheal Quinion, [http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-cam1.htm "Camp" in: ''World Wide Words , 2003]
An affected]], [[exaggerate, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.
Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.
(of a, man) Ostentatiously effeminate.
Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.
* camp it up