(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"
introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
of an appropriate or pertinent nature
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"
change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
vary the pitch of one's speech
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "silver-toned"
having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "shrill-toned"; "deep-toned"
decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"
thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
cutting down to the desired size or shape
a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
convenient for use or disposal; "the house is available after July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space"
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"
(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well');
without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"; "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers"; "well-educated"
favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well develope