(Ap*posed") a. Placed in apposition; mutually fitting, as the mandibles of a bird's beak.
(Ap*pos"er) n. An examiner; one whose business is to put questions. Formerly, in the English
Court of Exchequer, an officer who audited the sheriffs' accounts.
(Ap"po*site) a. [L. appositus, p. p. of apponere to set or put to; ad + ponere to put, place.]
Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite
to the case. Ap"po*site*ly, adv. Ap"po*site*ness, n.
(Ap`po*si"tion) n. [L. appositio, fr. apponere: cf. F. apposition. See Apposite.]
1. The act of adding; application; accretion.
It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.
2. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.
3. (Gram.) The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between
them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.
Growth by apposition (Physiol.), a mode of growth characteristic of non vascular tissues, in which
nutritive matter from the blood is transformed on the surface of an organ into solid unorganized substance.
(Ap`po*si"tion*al) a. Pertaining to apposition; put in apposition syntactically. Ellicott.
(Ap*pos"i*tive) a. Of or relating to apposition; in apposition. n. A noun in apposition.
Appositive to the words going immediately before.
(Ap*prais"a*ble) a. Capable of being appraised.
(Ap*prais"al) n. [See Appraise. Cf. Apprizal.] A valuation by an authorized person; an
(Ap*praise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Appraising.] [Pref. ad- + praise.
See Praise, Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]
1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise
goods and chattels.
2. To estimate; to conjecture.
Enoch . . . appraised his weight.
3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] R. Browning.
Appraised the Lycian custom.
In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize.