Definitions for FITfɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word FIT

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fit*fɪt(adj.)fit•ter, fit•test

  1. (adj.)adapted or suited; appropriate:

    This water isn't fit for drinking.

  2. proper or becoming:

    fit behavior.

  3. prepared or ready.

  4. in good physical condition; in good health.

  5. Biol. being adapted to the prevailing conditions and producing offspring that survive to reproductive age.

    Category: Biology

  6. (v.t.)to be adapted to or suitable for (a purpose, object, occasion, etc.).

  7. to be proper or becoming for.

  8. to be of the right size or shape for.

  9. to make conform; adjust.

  10. to make qualified or competent.

  11. to prepare; make ready.

  12. to put with precise placement or adjustment.

  13. to provide; furnish; equip:

    The car is fitted with radial tires.

  14. (v.i.)to be suitable or proper.

  15. to be of the right size or shape, as a garment for the wearer.

  16. fit out or up, to furnish with requisite supplies; equip.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  17. (n.)the manner in which a thing fits:

    The fit was perfect.

  18. something that fits:

    The coat is a poor fit.

  19. the process of fitting.

Idioms for fit:

  1. fit to be tied,extremely annoyed or angry.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

* Usage: Both fit and fitted are standard as past tense and past participle of fit : The new door fit (or fitted) the old frame perfectly. The suit had fitted (or fit) well last year.fitted is somewhat more common than fit in the sense “to adjust, make conform”: The tailor fitted the suit with a minimum of fuss. In the passive voice, fitted is the more common past participle: The door was fitted with a new handle.

Origin of fit:

1325–75; ME; akin to MD vitten to befit

fit′ter(n.)

fitfɪt(n.)

  1. a sudden acute attack or manifestation of a disease, esp. one marked by convulsions or unconsciousness:

    a fit of epilepsy.

    Category: Pathology

  2. an onset or period of emotion, inclination, activity, etc.:

    a fit of weeping.

Idioms for fit:

  1. by or in fits and starts,at irregular intervals; intermittently.

    Category: Idiom

  2. throw a fit,to become extremely excited or angry.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fit:

bef. 1000; ME; OE fitt round of fighting. See fit3

fit*fɪt(n.)

  1. a division of a song, ballad, or story.

    Category: Literature, Music and Dance

* Archaic..

Origin of fit:

bef. 900; ME; OE fitt round of singing, canto

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fit, tantrum, scene, conniption(noun)

    a display of bad temper

    "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"

  2. paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)

    a sudden uncontrollable attack

    "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"

  3. fit(noun)

    the manner in which something fits

    "I admired the fit of her coat"

  4. burst, fit(adj)

    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

    "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"

  5. fit(adj)

    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"

  6. fit(p), primed(p), set(p)(adj)

    (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"

  7. fit(verb)

    physically and mentally sound or healthy

    "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"

  8. suit, accommodate, fit(verb)

    be agreeable or acceptable to

    "This suits my needs"

  9. fit, go(verb)

    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

    "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

  10. meet, fit, conform to(verb)

    satisfy a condition or restriction

    "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

  11. fit(verb)

    make fit

    "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"

  12. fit(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"

  13. match, fit, correspond, check, 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"

  14. fit(verb)

    conform to some shape or size

    "How does this shirt fit?"

  15. 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"

  16. match, fit(verb)

    make correspond or harmonize

    "Match my sweater"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fit(verb)ɪt

    to be the right size

    I love this dress but it doesn't fit me.; The shoes didn't fit.

  2. fitɪt

    to be the right size, number, shape, etc. to go into a space, or to be able to put sth into a space

    Do you think the sofa will fit there?; We can fit two more people in our car.

  3. fitɪt

    to join to sth else

    The lid fits on top like this.; He fit the pieces together.

  4. fitɪt

    to match or be suitable

    Her voice didn't fit with her appearance.; a dress to fit the occasion

  5. fitɪt

    to install a device

    The house had been fitted with an alarm.

  6. fit(adjective)ɪt

    healthy and well; = in shape

    It's important to keep fit.

  7. fitɪt

    to do exercise to become fit

    I want to get fit, so I've started jogging.

  8. fitɪt

    suitable or good enough

    food that is not fit to eat

  9. fit(noun)ɪt

    a sudden strong emotional or physical reaction

    a fit of rage/jealousy/panic; a coughing fit

  10. fitɪt

    to become extremely angry

    My Mom'll have a fit when she finds out.

  11. fitɪt

    a seizure or convulsion

    to have a fit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fit

    imp. & p. p. of Fight

  2. Fit(noun)

    in Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus

  3. Fit

    adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy

  4. Fit

    prepared; ready

  5. Fit

    conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper

  6. Fit(verb)

    to make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation

  7. Fit(verb)

    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

  8. Fit(verb)

    to supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required

  9. Fit(verb)

    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

  10. Fit(verb)

    to be proper or becoming

  11. Fit(verb)

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

  12. Fit(noun)

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

  13. Fit(noun)

    the coincidence of parts that come in contact

  14. Fit(noun)

    the part of an object upon which anything fits tightly

  15. Fit(noun)

    a stroke or blow

  16. Fit(noun)

    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

  17. Fit(noun)

    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

  18. Fit(noun)

    a passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action

  19. Fit(noun)

    a darting point; a sudden emission

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2526

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1281

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIT' in Nouns Frequency: #2912

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIT' in Verbs Frequency: #240

  5. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIT' in Adjectives Frequency: #413


Translations for FIT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fit(adjective)

in good health

I am feeling very fit.

Get even more translations for FIT »

Translation

Find a translation for the FIT definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these FIT definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"FIT." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 3 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/FIT>.

Are we missing a good definition for FIT?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for FIT: