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Verb: fit (fitted,fitting)  fit
  1. Be agreeable or acceptable to
    "This fits my needs";
    - suit, accommodate
     
  2. Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    "This piece won't fit into the puzzle";
    - go
     
  3. Satisfy a condition or restriction
    "Does this paper fit the requirements for the degree?";
    - meet, conform to
     
  4. Change to the appropriate size; tailor
    "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
     
  5. 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"
     
  6. 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
     
  7. Conform to some shape or size
    "How does this shirt fit?"
     
  8. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    "The expedition was fitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities";
    - equip, fit out, outfit
     
  9. Make correspond or harmonize
    "fit my sweater";
    - match
Adjective: fit (fitter,fittest)  fit
  1. 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"
     
  2. (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
     
  3. Physically and mentally sound or healthy
    "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
Noun: fit  fit
  1. A display of bad temper
    "he had a fit";
    - tantrum, scene, conniption [N. Amer], meltdown
     
  2. A sudden uncontrollable attack
    "a fit of coughing";
    - paroxysm, convulsion
     
  3. The manner in which something fits
    "I admired the fit of her coat"
     
  4. A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    "a fit of housecleaning";
    - burst

Derived forms: fitted, fitter, fittest, fitting, fits

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

Antonym: unfit

Encyclopedia: Fit