Verb: fit (fitted,fitting) fit
Adjective: fit (fitter,fittest) fit
- Be agreeable or acceptable to
"This fits my needs";
- suit, accommodate
- Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
"This piece won't fit into the puzzle";
- Satisfy a condition or restriction
"Does this paper fit the requirements for the degree?";
- meet, conform to
- Change to the appropriate size; tailor
"fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
- 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"
- Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
"The suspect's fingerprints don't fit those on the gun";
- match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, marry, marry up
- Conform to some shape or size
"How does this shirt fit?"
- Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
"The expedition was fitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities";
- equip, fit out, outfit
- Make correspond or harmonize
"fit my sweater";
Noun: fit fit
- 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"
- (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, set
- Physically and mentally sound or healthy
"felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
- A display of bad temper
"he had a fit";
- tantrum, scene, conniption [N. Amer], meltdown
- A sudden uncontrollable attack
"a fit of coughing";
- paroxysm, convulsion
- The manner in which something fits
"I admired the fit of her coat"
- A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
"a fit of housecleaning";
Derived forms: fitted, fits, fitter, fittest, fitting
See also: able, able-bodied, acceptable, appropriate, conditioned, fitted, healthy, in condition, ready, sound, suitable, suited, well, worthy
Type of: accommodate, activity, adapt, adjust, attack, bad temper, be, correct, equal, fashion, form, furnish, ill temper, manner, mode, provide, render, set, shape, style, supply, way