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Apropos definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AP'ROPOS, adv. ap'ropo.
1. Opportunely; seasonably.
2. By the way; to the purpose; a word used to introduce an incidental observation, suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of an appropriate or pertinent nature [ant: malapropos] adv
1: at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos" [syn: seasonably, timely, well-timed, apropos]
2: introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party" [syn: by the way, by the bye, incidentally, apropos]

Merriam Webster's

I. adverb Etymology: French propos, literally, to the purpose Date: 1668 1. at an opportune time ; seasonably 2. by way of interjection or further comment ; with regard to the present topic II. adjective Date: 1686 being both relevant and opportune <apropos comments> Synonyms: see relevant III. preposition Date: 1879 apropos of

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & adv. --adj. 1 to the point or purpose; appropriate (his comment was apropos). 2 colloq. (often foll. by of) in respect of; concerning (apropos the meeting; apropos of the talk). --adv. 1 appropriately (spoke apropos). 2 (absol.) by the way; incidentally ( apropos, she's not going). Etymology: F à propos f. à to + propos PURPOSE

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something which is apropos, or apropos of, a subject or event, is connected with it or relevant to it. (FORMAL) All my suggestions apropos the script were accepted... = with reference to PREP 2. Apropos or apropos of is used to introduce something that you are going to say which is related to the subject you have just been talking about. (FORMAL) Apropos Dudley Moore living in California he said, 'He loves the space, Californians have a lot of space.' PREP

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. [Fr.] Opportune, seasonable, timely, fit, suitable, apt, pat (colloq.), to the point, to the purpose, just the thing, quite the thing. See apposite. II. ad. 1. Opportunely, seasonably, to the purpose, etc. See preceding. 2. By the way, by the bye, speaking of that, that reminds me, while the matter's up, in that connection.

Moby Thesaurus

a propos, about, ad rem, adapted, admissible, against, anent, appertaining, applicable, applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos of, apt, as for, as regards, as respects, as to, becoming, befitting, belonging, by the by, by the way, concerning, dovetailing, en passant, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, for example, geared, germane, happy, in passing, in point, in re, in reference to, in respect to, incidentally, involving, just right, likely, material, meet, meshing, on the button, opportune, par exemple, parenthetically, pat, pertaining, pertinent, proper, qualified, re, regarding, relevant, respecting, right, seasonable, sortable, speaking of, suitable, suited, suiting, tailored, to the point, to the purpose, touching, toward, with respect to


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