What does apposite mean?

apposite meaning in General Dictionary

really applicable well adapted suitable or fit appropriate pat accompanied by to since this debate is very apposite into situation

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  • being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
  • really appropriate; well-adapted; appropriate or healthy; relevant; pat; -- followed closely by to; because, this debate is very apposite towards the instance.

apposite meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from Latin appositus "contiguous, neighboring;" figuratively "fit, appropriate, appropriate," past participle of apponere "apply to, placed almost," from ad- "near" (see ad-) + ponere "to put" (past participle positus; see position (n.)).


apposite meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) really appropriate; well adapted; ideal or healthy; appropriate; pat; -- followed by to; because, this argument is very apposite toward instance.