People exercising to get fit.
- The definition of fit is proper, appropriate or in good physical condition.
- An example of fit is being correctly dressed for a formal dance.
- An example of fit is having good physical conditioning.
- Fit is defined as the way that something sits on a person or thing.
An example of fit is whether or not a pair of jeans are the correct size.
- Fit means to adjust or make appropriate.
An example of fit is to alter a wedding gown down to the correct size.
transitive verbfit′ted or , fit′ting
- to be suitable or adapted to; be in accord with: let the punishment fit the crime
- to be the proper size, shape, etc. for
- to make or alter so as to be suitable or proper
- to measure (a person) for something that must be fitted: fit him for a new suit
- to make suitable or qualified: his training fits him for the job
- to insert, as into a receptacle: to fit a key into a lock
- to make a place for: with in or into: to fit one more passenger into the crowded car
- to equip; outfit: often with out
Origin of fitMiddle English fitten from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to Old Norse fitja, to knit, tie ends of thread, akin to Old High German fizza, skein of thread, ultimately from Indo-European an unverified form pedyo-, fetter, literally , of the foot from base an unverified form ped-, foot
- Archaic to be suitable or proper
- to be suitably adapted; be in accord or harmony: often with in or into
- to have the proper size or shape for a particular figure, space, etc.: his coat fits well; this won't fit into the box
- adapted, adjusted, qualified, or suited to some purpose, function, situation, etc.: food fit to eat
- proper; right; appropriate
- in good physical condition; healthy
- Informal disturbed enough; inclined: she was fit to scream
Origin of fitME fyt
- the condition of fitting or being fitted
- the manner or degree of fitting or of fitting together: a good fit, a tight fit
- anything that fits
Origin of fitprob. < the v.
fit to be tied
fit to killInformal
- excessively; immoderately
- strikingly or showily: dressed fit to kill
- any sudden, uncontrollable attack; paroxysm: a fit of coughing
- a sharp, brief display of feeling: a fit of anger
- a transient mood: a fit of the blues
- a temporary burst of activity
- a seizure in which the victim loses consciousness, has convulsions, etc.: a somewhat dated term
Origin of fitMiddle English from Old English (rare) fitt, conflict
by fits (and starts)
have a fit
Origin of fitMiddle English fitte from Old English fitt, akin to Old Saxon (Latinized) plural vitteas, sections of a poem (the Heliand), Old High German fizza: see fit
verbfit·ted, or fit fit·ted, fit·ting, fits
- a. To be the proper size and shape for: These shoes fit me.b. To cause to be the proper size and shape: The tailor fitted the trousers by shortening them.c. To measure for proper size: She fitted me for a new jacket.
- To be appropriate to; suit: music that fits your mood.
- To be in conformity or agreement with: observations that fit the theory nicely.
- To make suitable; adapt: fitted the shelves for large books. See Synonyms at adapt.
- To make ready; prepare: Specialized training fitted her for the job.
- To equip; outfit: fit out a ship.
- To provide a place or time for: You can't fit any more toys in the box. The doctor can fit you in today.
- To insert or adjust so as to be properly in place: fit a handle on a door.
- To be the proper size and shape.
- To be suited; belong: doesn't fit in with these people.
- To be in harmony; agree: His good mood fit in with the joyful occasion.
- Suited, adapted, or acceptable for a given circumstance or purpose: not a fit time for flippancy.
- Appropriate; proper: Do as you see fit.
- Physically sound; healthy: keeps fit with diet and exercise.
- Biology Able to survive and produce viable offspring in a particular environment
- The state, quality, or way of being fitted: the proper fit of means to ends.
- The manner in which clothing fits: a jacket with a tight fit.
- The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine or collection of parts.
Origin of fitMiddle English fitten to be suitable, marshal troops
- Medicine a. A seizure or convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.b. The sudden appearance of a symptom such as coughing or sneezing.
- A sudden outburst of emotion: a fit of jealousy.
- A sudden period of vigorous activity.
Origin of fitMiddle English hardship probably from Old English fitt struggle
Origin of fitMiddle English from Old English
- (travel industry, aviation) fully inclusive tour
- (travel industry, aviation) fully independent travel