Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Apposite \AP-uh-zit\ , adjective;
1. Being of striking appropriateness and relevance; very applicable; apt

This word dates to the 1620's and comes from Latin appositus, which is literally "contiguous, neighboring" but figuratively "fit, proper, suitable." It is the past participle of apponere ("apply to, put near"), which is a compound of ad- + ponere ("near" + "to place"). Ponere is also the forebear of position.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Wednesday, March 16
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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