(usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"
of an appropriate or pertinent nature
introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"
outfitted or supplied with clothing; "recruits suited in green"
meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "silver-toned"
change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "shrill-toned"; "deep-toned"
vary the pitch of one's speech
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
cut closely; "trim my beard"
remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
fit or ready for use or service; "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"
capable of being put to use; "usable byproducts"
convenient for use or disposal; "the house is available after July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space"
in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up substantially"
a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"
an abundant source; "she was a well of information"
with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not