apropos


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ap·ro·pos

 (ăp′rə-pō′)
adj.
Fitting and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.
adv.
1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
prep.
With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.

[French à propos : à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad; see ad-) + propos, purpose (from Latin prōpositum, from neuter past participle of prōpōnere, to intend; see propose).]

apropos

(ˌæprəˈpəʊ)
adj
appropriate; pertinent
adv
1. appropriately or pertinently
2. by the way; incidentally
3. apropos of (preposition) with regard to; in respect of
[C17: from French à propos to the purpose]

ap•ro•pos

(ˌæp rəˈpoʊ)

adv.
1. at the right time; opportunely.
2. by the way.
adj.
3. being appropriate and timely: apropos remarks.
Idioms:
apropos of, with reference to: apropos of your idea.
[1660–70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
malapropos - of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
Adv.1.apropos - at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"
2.apropos - introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"

apropos

preposition concerning, about, re, regarding, respecting, on the subject of, in respect of, as to, with reference to, in re, in the matter of, as regards, in or with regard to All my suggestions apropos the script were accepted.
apropos of nothing arbitrarily, randomly, for no reason, irrelevantly Suddenly, apropos of nothing, he said, 'You're such an optimist.'

apropos

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
Translations
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apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
A. ADVa propósito
B. PREP apropos ofa propósito de
C. ADJoportuno

apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
prep (also apropos of) (= with reference to) → à propos de
adj (= appropriate) → approprié(e)

apropos

prep (also apropos of)apropos (+nom); apropos of nothingganz nebenbei
adj pred remarkpassend, treffend

apropos

[ˌæprəˈpəʊ]
1. prep (with regard to) apropos (of)a proposito di
2. adv (frm) (incidentally) → a proposito
3. adj (frm) → appropriato/a
you look very apropos in that suit → sei proprio vestito nel modo giusto
References in classic literature ?
You shall go there one day, and find them blundering through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr.
Hyde, "lt is as well we have met; and apropos, you should have my address.
It was such an odd expression, coming apropos of nothing, that it quite startled me.
Apropos of marrying, I hope our friend Adam will get settled, now the poor old man's gone.
Light not being taxed in Belgium, the people never grudge its admission into their houses; just here, however, this observation is not very APROPOS, for one of these windows was boarded up; the open windows looked into the boys' playground.
It ees ver apropos of saircumstance,” said the French-.
Fanny had not a word to say against its becomingness, and, excepting what remained of her scruples, was exceedingly pleased with an acquisition so very apropos.
There is an old charter which puts the matter naively: apropos of fidelity:
And of a sudden, apropos of nothing, standing there alone in the secret chamber of the Mahars of Pellucidar, I realized that I loved Dian the Beautiful.
She's all right," he said, apropos of nothing spoken, and yet distinctly relevant to what was in each of their minds.
In all of which Ernest joined loyally and energetically, though he could not forbear, now and again, from saying, apropos of nothing in particular, "When it comes to powder, chemical mixtures are better than mechanical mixtures, you take my word.
The old Morgan place up at the Glen is for sale," said Gilbert, apropos of nothing in especial.