What does the word apposite mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Well adapted; appropriate; apt.

Usage examples for apposite

  1. In 1893 E. J. Payne brought out a much handier edition of the Voyages of the Elizabethan Seamen to America which gives the very parts of Hakluyt we want for our present purpose, and gives them with a running accompaniment of pithy introductions and apposite footnotes. – Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
  2. For the rest, it is scarcely an apposite moment for you to talk, even 'dramatically, ' of my 'superiority' to you, ... – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  3. Moreover, of illustrations of my statements the public had of late had more than enough from other sources; what was now wanted was not so much instances of the facts, as a general presentation of the subject into which special and apposite cases could be fitted by the reader according to his previously acquired information. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne