fit: Meaning and Definition of
— adj., v., n. fit•ter, fit•test, fit•ted fit, fit•ting,
- adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
- proper or becoming: fit behavior.
- qualified or competent, as for an office or function: a fit candidate.
- prepared or ready: crops fit for gathering.
- in good physical condition; in good health: He's fit for the race.
- being adapted to the prevailing conditions and producing offspring that survive to reproductive age.
- contributing genetic information to the gene pool of the next generation.
- (of a population) maintaining or increasing the group's numbers in the environment.
- extremely annoyed or angry: He was fit to be tied when I told him I'd wrecked the car.
- to the limit; exceedingly: She was dressed up fit to kill.
- to be adapted to or suitable for (a purpose, object, occasion, etc.).
- to be proper or becoming for.
- to be of the right size or shape for: The dress fitted her perfectly.
- to adjust or make conform: to fit a ring to the finger.
- to make qualified or competent: qualities that fit one for leadership.
- to prepare: This school fits students for college.
- to put with precise placement or adjustment: He fitted the picture into the frame.
- to provide; furnish; equip: to fit a door with a new handle.
- to be suitable or proper.
- to be of the right size or shape, as a garment for the wearer or any object or part for a thing to which it is applied: The shoes fit.
- to furnish with supplies, equipment, clothing, furniture, or other requisites; supply; equip: to fit out an expedition.
- the manner in which a thing fits: The fit was perfect.
- something that fits: The coat is a poor fit.
- the process of fitting.
- a sudden, acute attack or manifestation of a disease, esp. one marked by convulsions or unconsciousness: a fit of epilepsy.
- an onset, spell, or period of emotion, feeling, inclination, activity, etc.: a fit of anger; a fit of weeping.
- at irregular intervals; intermittently: This radio works by fits and starts.
- to become extremely excited or angry: Your father will throw a fit when he hears what you have done.
— n. Archaic.
- a song, ballad, or story.
- a division of a song, ballad, or story.
— v. Nonstandard (chiefly older use)
- pt. of
- Federal Insurance Tax.
- fit (Thesaurus)