Fit meaning

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To be appropriate to; suit.

Music that fits your mood.

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A sudden outburst of emotion.

A fit of jealousy.

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To be suited; belong.

Doesn't fit in with these people.

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To equip; outfit.
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A seizure in which the victim loses consciousness, has convulsions, etc.
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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.

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Fit means to adjust or make appropriate.

An example of fit is to alter a wedding gown down to the correct size.

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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.

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To be in conformity or agreement with.

Observations that fit the theory nicely.

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To make suitable; adapt.

Fitted the shelves for large books.

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To make ready; prepare.

Specialized training fitted her for the job.

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To equip; outfit.

Fit out a ship.

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To provide a place or time for.

You can't fit any more toys in the box. The doctor can fit you in today.

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To insert or adjust so as to be properly in place.

Fit a handle on a door.

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To be the proper size and shape.
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To be in harmony; agree.

His good mood fit in with the joyful occasion.

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Suited, adapted, or acceptable for a given circumstance or purpose.

Not a fit time for flippancy.

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Appropriate; proper.

Do as you see fit.

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Physically sound; healthy.

Keeps fit with diet and exercise.

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(biology) Able to survive and produce viable offspring in a particular environment.
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The state, quality, or way of being fitted.

The proper fit of means to ends.

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The manner in which clothing fits.

A jacket with a tight fit.

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The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine or collection of parts.
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A sudden period of vigorous activity.
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A section of a poem or ballad.
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To be suitable or adapted to; be in accord with.

Let the punishment fit the crime.

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To be the proper size, shape, etc. for.
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To make suitable or qualified.

His training fits him for the job.

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(archaic) To be suitable or proper.
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To be suitably adapted; be in accord or harmony.
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To have the proper size or shape for a particular figure, space, etc.

His coat fits well; this won't fit into the box.

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Adapted, adjusted, qualified, or suited to some purpose, function, situation, etc.

Food fit to eat.

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Proper; right; appropriate.
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In good physical condition; healthy.
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(informal) Disturbed enough; inclined.

She was fit to scream.

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The condition of fitting or being fitted.
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The manner or degree of fitting or of fitting together.

A good fit, a tight fit.

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Anything that fits.
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Any sudden, uncontrollable attack; paroxysm.

A fit of coughing.

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A temporary burst of activity.
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(obs.) A section of a poem, ballad, or song.
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A seizure or convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.
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A sudden physical outburst.

A fit of coughing; a fit of laughter.

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A sudden, involuntary physical reaction.

A fit of shivering; a fit of cramps.

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A sudden, involuntary mental experience.

A fit of amnesia; a fit of déjà vu.

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(travel industry, aviation) Fully inclusive tour.
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(travel industry, aviation) Fully independent travel.
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fit to be tied
  • Roused to great anger or indignation; outraged.
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(slang) fit to kill
  • To an extreme or elaborate degree:
    Dressed up fit to kill.
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  • With irregular intervals of action and inaction; intermittently.
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fit to be tied
  • extremely frustrated and angry
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(informal) fit to kill
  • excessively; immoderately
  • strikingly or showily
    Dressed fit to kill.
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by fits (and starts)
  • in an irregular way; in bursts of activity followed by periods of inactivity
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have a fit
  • to become very angry or upset
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
fit
Superlative
fittest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fit

  • Middle English hardship probably from Old English fitt struggle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English fitten to be suitable, marshal troops

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition