- (a.) Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
- (a.) Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.
- (a.) Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons.
- (a.) Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
- (v. t.) To fit; to suit; to adapt.
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Definition of: PAT
- (a.) Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.
- (adv.) In a pat manner.
- (n.) A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.
- (n.) A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
- (v. t.) To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
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- A nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
- (v. t.) To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.
- (v. t.) To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
- (n.) A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
- (n.) A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.
- (n.) A signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, -- usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo.
- (v. i.) To strike a gentle blow.
- (n.) A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
- (n.) A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
- (n.) Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
- (n.) A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
- (n.) A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.
- (v. t.) To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
- (v. t.) Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
- (v. t.) To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
- (v. t.) To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.