apropos adj : of an appropriate or pertinent nature [ant: malapropos] adv
1 by the way; "apropos, can you lend me some money for the weekend?" [syn: incidentally]
Etymologyà propos, by the way
PronunciationIPA: WEAE /ˌæp.ɹəˈpo/
Adjectiveapropos (no comparative or superlative)
- Of an appropriate or pertinent nature.
- Russian: уместный, подходящий
- regarding or concerning
- Apropos the return home of the body of old King Nicholas of Montenegro ('Communists allow burial of Montenegro's last king', 2 October): King Alexander of Yugoslavia was his grandson, not his son-in-law.
regarding or concerning
- “By the way”.
- timely, at a good time.
by the way
- German: apropos
- Russian: кстати
timely, at a good time
- German: apropos
- Russian: кстати, вовремя, уместно
Sherlock Holmes rose and lit his pipe. “No doubt you think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin,” he observed. “Now, in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour's silence is really very showy and superficial. He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine.” —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in A Study in Scarlet
EtymologyFrom à propos
Apropos (French for about "à propos") may refer to:
apropos in German: Apropos
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