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" [syn: fit to(a), fit for(a)] [ant: unfit]
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 for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time" [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]
3 physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise" [syn: healthy] [ant: unfit]
1 a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene" [syn: tantrum, scene, conniption]
2 a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter" [syn: 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 burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: burst]
2 be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: go]
3 satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" [syn: meet, conform to]
4 make fit; "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 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" [syn: match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
7 conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
8 provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities" [syn: equip, fit out, outfit]
9 make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" [syn: match] [also: fitting, fitted, fittest, fitter]
- Rhymes: -ɪt
Etymology 1From the noun fit
- Of an object, to be
of the right size and
shape so as to match another object.
- I want to fit the drapes to the design of the room
- Of clothing, to be of the right size and cut.
- To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
- To be fitting; to
- 1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ.
- The speaker should be certain that his subject fits the occasion.
- 1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ. George Wahr, pg. 81:
Of an object, to match another object
Of clothing, to have right size and cut
Etymology 2From the noun fit
in good shape
- Danish: i form
- Dutch: fit
- Indonesian: fit, sehat, segar bugar, sesuai, cocok, serasi, pas, tepat
- Interlingua: in forma
- Italian: in forma
- Japanese: 元気 (げんき, genki), 健康 (けんこう, kenkō), 合う (あう, au), 似合う (にあう, niau), 適する (てきする, teki-suru), 適切 (てきせつ, tekisetsu)
- Portuguese: em (boa) forma
- Spanish: en (buena) forma
Etymology 3Old English fitt
- The degree to which something fits something else.
- This shirt is a bad fit.
- Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.
- This shirt is a bad fit.
- (Advertising) how well a particular commercial execution
captures the character or values of a brand.
- The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings.
Usage notesUsually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.
Referencesfor 2nd definition: The Advertising Research Handbook Charles E. Young, Ideas in Flight, Seattle, WA, April 2005
- A seizure or convulsion.
- A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time; as, a coughing fit
- A sudden outburst of emotion.
- He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes.
- She had a fit and had thrown all of his clothes out of the window.
- He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes.
- A section of a poem or ballad.
sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom
sudden outburst of emotion
- To suffer a fit.
- fixed (of eyes, regard, etc.)
- fit (in good shape)
- third-person singular indicative past historic of faire
Fit and FIT have several meanings.
Fit can refer to:
- Physical fitness, how well a person is suited for physical tasks.
- Fitness (biology), how capable a being is at successfully passing on its genes.
- seizure, or any other sudden occurrence of a symptom or unusual behavior.
- tailoring, how well clothing conforms to the wearer's body (as in "a good fit"). "To fit" is also a verb for adjusting clothing to better suit a wearer.
- Honda Fit (also known as Honda Jazz), a 5-door hatchback car.
- Engineering fit, a classification system for the mating of two mechanical components.
- the result of curve fitting.
- In England the word 'fit' may refer to an attractive person, e.g. "she's fit, but she knows it."
- A section or part of a poem, as used by Lewis Carroll. This meaning was blended with the idea of seizures in Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark, which was described as "an agony in eight fits." This was also borrowed for the episodes of the radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and for the five portions of the Interactive Fiction game Losing Your Griphttp://www.phy.duke.edu/~sgranade/lyg.html.
- In the Doric dialect (Scotland), several context-dependent meanings, such as what.
- Physical attractiveness, in British slang, usually with sexual connotations, generally used to describe an attractive woman. (Whether its origin is an extension of fit as in physically healthy, or fit as in fit/suitable [ie for having sexual intercourse with], is unknown.)
The acronym FIT can stand for:
- Failures In Time, a unit rate of failure, used in reliability engineering.
- Fashion Institute of Technology, an American college, part of the State University of New York.
- Fast Issue Track, issue resolutions software
- Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs or International Federation of Translators, a global umbrella organization of national translators' and interpreters' associations
- Federation of International Touch, the governing body of a version of Touch (Rugby) Football.
- Feed In Tariffs, referred to PV energy financial incentives.
- Filton Abbey Wood railway station has National Rail code FIT.
- Finite Integration Technique, a numerical method for simulating electromagnetical problems
- Five Intersecting Tetrahedra, a compound solid shape.
- Florida Institute of Technology, an American engineering and technological university located in Melbourne, Florida.
- Forever In Terror, a heavy metal band from Streetsboro, OH
- Forward Intelligence Team, a UK Police unit for dealing with Public Order matters
- Framework for Integrated Test, an open-source software tool for automated customer tests.
- Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, a German institute operated by the Fraunhofer Society .
- Free Independent Traveler, a small number of tourists (usually fewer than 5 persons) who take packaged tours at a time of their own choice,
- Feature integration theory, a theory to explain visual attention,
- Forward Intelligence Team, units of UK police officers assigned to conduct overt surveillance of the public.
- Frame Interline Transfer, a type of CCD imager.
- Retrofit, the addition of new technology or features to older systems
fit in German: Fit
fit in French: FIT
fit in Italian: FIT
fit in Dutch: FIT
fit in Japanese: FIT
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