adapted adapted  /ə ˈdæp təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

Usage(s):

  1. After Jones received the patent in 1940, the system was adapted to ships and rail cars, spawning entire industries based on the new ability to transport perishable food.
  2. Never was a more unlikely comic adapted so effectively to a sitcom as Redd Foxx.
  3. The challenge for genetic engineers is to create seeds adapted to particular locales that enable farmers to reduce, not increase, the use of chemicals.

News

  1. Well: Summer Bean Salads

    Bean salads are a great choice for summer picnics, and most recipes can easily be adapted to accommodate any vegans in the crowd.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Daughter fears weight will cost mom her mobility

    Adapted from a recent online discussion. DEAR CAROLYN: My Mom just turned 70 and has been overweight for a long time. She has a bad knee and refuses to discuss surgery. This has been going on for years and her mobility is decreasing, while she takes baby steps toward weight loss.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Augie Wodrich concludes brilliant adapted high school career

    by Bob San SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Augie Wodrich was born in Liberia and moved to Minnesota when he was 11. … The post Augie Wodrich concludes brilliant adapted high school career appeared first on Press and News .
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Dayton Press & News

Quotes

  1. "With regard to the award of central contracts, I am delighted that Stuart Broad has won an England central contract for the first time," said Miller. "Stuart has made rapid progress over the past year and adapted extremely well to the...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Geoff Miller Source: Setanta Sports

  2. "I think whatever success we've had in this area has been entirely attributable to how selective we are. We've only adapted Homer and Cormac McCarthy," said Joel Coen.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Coen brothers Source: FOXNews

  3. "They opened up and it gave us chances," Llorente said, "so we adapted."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Fernando Llorente Source: The Associated Press

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