Definitions of fit

  1. be agreeable or acceptable to; " This suits my needs"
  2. a sudden flurry of activity ( often for no obvious reason); " a burst of applause"; " a fit of housecleaning"
  3. of a condition or restriction
  4. a display of bad temper; " he had a fit"; " she threw a tantrum"; " he made a scene"
  5. provide with ( something) usually for a specific purpose; " The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
  6. meeting adequate standards for a purpose; " a fit subject for discussion"; " it is fit and proper that you be there"; " water fit to drink"; " fit for duty"; " do as you see fit to"
  7. conform to some shape or size; " How does this shirt fit?"
  8. the manner in which something fits; " I admired the fit of her coat"
  9. a sudden uncontrollable attack; " a paroxysm of giggling"; " a fit of coughing"
  10. physically and mentally sound or healthy; " felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; " keeps fit with diet and exercise"
  11. insert or adjust several objects or people; " Can you fit the toy into the box?"; " This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
  12. make fit; " fit a dress"; " He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut- out"
  13. make correspond or harmonize; " Match my sweater"
  14. ( usually followed by ` to' or ` for') on the point of or strongly disposed; " in no fit state to continue"; " fit to drop"; " laughing fit to burst"; " she was fit to scream"; " primed for a fight"; " we are set to go at any time"
  15. a sudden uncontrollable attack; " a paroxysm of giggling"; " a fit of coughing"; " convulsions of laughter"
  16. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; " The two stories don't agree in many details"; " The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; " The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
  17. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; " This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
  18. satisfy a condition or restriction; " Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
  19. imp. & amp; p. p. of Fight.
  20. In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
  21. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
  22. Prepared; ready.
  23. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
  24. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
  25. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
  26. To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.
  27. To be proper or becoming.
  28. To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
  29. The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
  30. The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
  31. The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
  32. A stroke or blow.
  33. A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness.
  34. A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.
  35. A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action.
  36. A darting point; a sudden emission.
  37. imp. & p. p. of Fight.
  38. To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; - said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.
  39. To make suitable; adapt; accommodate to anything; qualify; adjust; equip.
  40. To be adapted to one; as, the coat fits; to be proper or suitable.
  41. Adaptation of one thing to another; suitability.
  42. Convenient; suitable; prepared; qualified.
  43. Fitted.
  44. Fitting.
  45. Fitter.
  46. Fittest.
  47. A sudden attack of disease attended with convulsions, etc.; a brief attack of pain or illness; caprice.
  48. 1. An attack of an acute disease, or the sudden appearance of some symptom, such as coughing. 2. A convulsion.
  49. A sudden convulsion.
  50. Adapted to any particular end or standard; qualified; convenient; proper.
  51. To make fit or suitable; to suit one thing to another; to be adapted to; to qualify.
  52. To be suitable or becoming; - pr. p. fitting; pa. p. fitted.
  53. FITLY.
  54. A sudden attack by convulsions, as apoplexy, epilepsy, etc.; convulsion or paroxysm; a temporary attack of anything, as laughter, etc.; a sudden effort or motion; a passing humor.
  55. Adaptation; conformity.
  56. Adapted to anything; suitable; proper.
  57. Attack of convulsions; sudden paroxysm; interval; passing humor.
  58. To be suitable or conforming.
  59. To make fit or conformable; to conform to; suit; furnish with something adapted.
  60. To render suitable; adapt; prepare; equip; commonly with out or up.
  61. To be of the proper size and shape for.
  62. To be suitable for; befit.
  63. To be of the proper size, shape, etc.; be suitable, proper, or becoming.
  64. To receive suitable equipment.
  65. Adapted to a purpose; adequate; competent; suitable; appropriate.
  66. A convulsion; spasm; mood; caprice.
  67. Adjustment; suitability; adaptation.
  68. Agreeable to some standard; adapted to some purpose; qualified; prepared.
  69. A sudden and violent attack of disorder, in which the body is often convulsed, and sometimes senseless; any sudden impulsive intermittent exertion; a temporary attack; a transient humour.
  70. Adjustment, specially of dress to the body. To fit out, to furnish; to equip. To fit up, to furnish with things suitable for reception or use.
  71. To adapt; to make suitable; to accommodate a person with anything; to prepare; to qualify; to suit.
  72. To be proper or becoming; to suit; to be adapted.
  73. A sudden attack of disease in which the body is often convulsed or deprived of sense; a temporary affection or attack of pain or illness; a turn.
  74. Close and easy setting of a dress.
  75. Suitable; convenient; becoming; qualified; right.
  76. To suit one thing to another; to adapt; to qualify for; to be proper or suitable.

Usage examples for fit

  1. What more can you ask, if you are fit to live?" – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  2. Their mother did not like them because they had their father's heart and life, nor were they fit company for good or bad. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  3. Here D'Acres, or somebody, for heaven's sake fetch a doctor; he must have been seized with a fit – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  4. I've been turnin' it over, an' I don't see that I'm fit to die. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. I'm not fit to stay in New York." – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  6. And it will be as fit as ever in a few months. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  7. Not fit to go out alone. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  8. Why does the name fit this town?" – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  9. He isn't fit for the woods. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  10. You're very nice, Jim; but do I really fit in? – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. I thought one of those trainmen would have a fit he laughed so hard. – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  12. They held themselves ready to make room when Frank Merriwell saw fit to act. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. You are not fit to speak of me: how should you dare speak of her? – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  14. Then I see that the best- looking girl and another was having a fit although trying 'ard not to. – Ship's Company, The Entire Collection by W.W. Jacobs
  15. His fit of silence continued. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. You're not looking quite fit – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. How fit he was to be made happy! – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  18. Oh, I'm fit enough, I suppose. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  19. His grandpaw fit in that. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. No doubt, sir, fit for one. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper