(A*dapt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adapted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adapting.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare
to fit; cf. F. adapter. See Apt, Adept.] To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a
new use; sometimes followed by to or for.
For nature, always in the right,
To your decays adapts my sight.
Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature.
Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons.
(A*dapt`a*bil"i*ty A*dapt"a*ble*ness) n. The quality of being adaptable; suitableness. "General
adaptability for every purpose." Farrar.
(A*dapt"a*ble) a. Capable of being adapted.
(Ad`ap*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. adaptation, LL. adaptatio.]
1. The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness. "Adaptation of
the means to the end." Erskine.
2. The result of adapting; an adapted form.
(A*dapt"a*tive) a. Adaptive. Stubbs.
(A*dapt"ed*ness) n. The state or quality of being adapted; suitableness; special fitness.
1. One who adapts.
2. (Chem.) A connecting tube; an adopter.
(A*dap"tion) n. Adaptation. Cheyne.
(A*dapt"ive) a. Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of
adapting. Coleridge. A*dapt"ive*ly, adv.
(A*dapt"ive*ness), n. The quality of being adaptive; capacity to adapt.
(A*dapt"ly), adv. In a suitable manner. [R.] Prior.
(A*dapt"ness), n. Adaptedness. [R.]
(Ad`ap*to"ri*al) a. Adaptive. [R.]
(||A"dar) n. [Heb. adär.] The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the
civil. It corresponded nearly with March.
(||A*dar"ce) n. [L. adarce, adarca, Gr. .] A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy
grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin from freckles and
tetters, and also in leprosy. Dana.
(||Ad"a*tis) n. A fine cotton cloth of India.
(A*daunt") v. t. [OE. adaunten to overpower, OF. adonter; à (L. ad) + donter, F. dompter.
See Daunt.] To daunt; to subdue; to mitigate. [Obs.] Skelton.