(adjective) physically and mentally sound or healthy; “felt relaxed and fit after their holiday”; “keeps fit with diet and exercise”


(adjective) 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”

burst, fit

(noun) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); “a burst of applause”; “a fit of housecleaning”


(noun) the manner in which something fits; “I admired the fit of her coat”

paroxysm, fit, convulsion

(noun) a sudden uncontrollable attack; “a paroxysm of giggling”; “a fit of coughing”; “convulsions of laughter”

fit, tantrum, scene, conniption

(noun) a display of bad temper; “he had a fit”; “she threw a tantrum”; “he made a scene”


(verb) 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”


(verb) make fit; “fit a dress”; “He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out”

match, fit

(verb) make correspond or harmonize; “Match my sweater”

fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil

(verb) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; “does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?”; “This job doesn’t match my dreams”; “meet a need”

equip, fit, fit out, outfit

(verb) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; “The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities”

match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

(verb) 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”

fit, go

(verb) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; “This piece won’t fit into the puzzle”

suit, accommodate, fit

(verb) be agreeable or acceptable to; “This suits my needs”


(verb) conform to some shape or size; “How does this shirt fit?”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


FiT (plural FiTs)

Initialism of feed-in tariff.


• ITF, TIF, if't

Etymology 1


fit (comparative fitter, )

Suitable, proper.

Adapted to a purpose or environment.

In good shape; physically well.

(British, informal, chiefly, slang) Sexually attractive; good-looking; fanciable.

Prepared; ready.


fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fit or fitted)

(transitive) To be suitable for.

(transitive) To conform to in size and shape.

(intransitive) To be of the right size and shape

(transitive, with to) To make conform in size and shape.

(transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.

(transitive) To be in agreement with.

(transitive) To adjust.

(transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.

(transitive) To equip or supply.

(transitive) To make ready.

(intransitive, archaic) To be seemly.

To be proper or becoming.

(intransitive) To be in harmony.

Usage notes

• In senses 1 to 6, this is generally a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See


fit (plural fits)

The degree to which something fits.

Conformity of elements one to another.

The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.

(advertising) How well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.

(statistics) Goodness of fit.

(bridge) The quality of a partnership's combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.

Usage notes

Usually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.

Etymology 2


fit (plural fits)

(archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.

Etymology 3


fit (plural fits)

A seizure or convulsion.

(medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.

A sudden outburst of emotion.

Synonyms: blowout, hissy, tantrum, spell, moment

A sudden burst (of an activity).

Synonyms: flurry, frenzy, paroxysm


fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fitted)

(intransitive, medicine) To suffer a fit.


• ITF, TIF, if't


FIT (countable and uncountable, plural FITs)

(countable) Initialism of feed-in tariff.

(uncountable, aviation, travel industry) Initialism of fully inclusive tour.

(uncountable, aviation, travel industry) Initialism of fully independent travel.


• ITF, TIF, if't

Source: Wiktionary


Definition: imp. & p. p. of Fight. [Obs. or Colloq.]

Fit, n. Etym: [AS. fitt a song.]

Definition: In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus. [Written also fitte, fytte, etc.] To play some pleasant fit. Spenser.

Fit, a. [Compar. Fitter; superl. Fittest.] Etym: [OE. fit, fyt; cf. E. feat neat, elegant, well made, or icel. fitja to web, knit, OD. vitten to suit, square, Goth. f to adorn.

1. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy. That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. Shak. Fit audience find, though few. Milton.

2. Prepared; ready. [Obs.] So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel. Fairfax.

3. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper. Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked Job xxxiv. 18.


– Suitable; proper; appropriate; meet; becoming; expedient; congruous; correspondent; apposite; apt; adapted; prepared; qualified; competent; adequate.

Fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fitting.]

1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation. The time is fitted for the duty. Burke. The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature. Macaulay.

2. 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. The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes. Is. xliv. 13.

3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required. No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. Shak.

4. 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. That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions. Shak. That time best fits the work. Shak. To fit out, to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.

– To fit up, to firnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest.

Fit, v. i.

1. To be proper or becoming. Nor fits it to prolong the feast. Pope.

2. To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.

Fit, n.

1. The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.

2. (Mach.) (a) The coincidence of parts that come in contact. (b) The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly. Fit rod (Shipbuilding), a gauge rod used to try the depth of a bolt hole in order to determine the length of the bolt required. Knight.

Fit, n. Etym: [AS. fit strife, fight; of uncertain origin. sq. root 77.]

1. A stroke or blow. [Obs. or R.] Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin, That keeps thy body from the bitter fit. Spenser.

2. 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. And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake. Shak.

3. 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. All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain. Swift. The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously. Macaulay.

4. A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action. The fits of the season. Shak.

5. A darting point; a sudden emission. [R.] A tongue of light, a fit of flame. Coleridge. By fits, By fits and starts, by intervals of action and re

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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