Definition of Fit

1. Noun. A display of bad temper. "He made a scene"

Exact synonyms: Conniption, Scene, Tantrum
Generic synonyms: Bad Temper, Ill Temper

2. Verb. Be agreeable or acceptable to. "This suits my needs"
Exact synonyms: Accommodate, Suit
Generic synonyms: Conform To, Meet
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodative, Fitter

3. Adjective. Meeting adequate standards for a purpose. "Do as you see fit to"
Also: Appropriate
Similar to: Acceptable, Suitable, Suited, Worthy
Derivative terms: Fitness
Antonyms: Unfit

4. Noun. A sudden uncontrollable attack. "Convulsions of laughter"
Exact synonyms: Convulsion, Paroxysm
Generic synonyms: Attack
Derivative terms: Paroxysmal

5. Verb. Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired. "These cars won't fit "; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
Exact synonyms: Go
Specialized synonyms: Tessellate, Joint
Related verbs: Blend, Blend In, Go
Derivative terms: Fitting

6. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed. "We are set to go at any time"
Exact synonyms: Primed, Set
Similar to: Ready
Derivative terms: Fitness

7. Noun. The manner in which something fits. "I admired the fit of her coat"
Generic synonyms: Fashion, Manner, Mode, Style, Way
Specialized synonyms: Hang

8. Verb. Satisfy a condition or restriction. "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

9. Adjective. Physically and mentally sound or healthy. "Keeps fit with diet and exercise"
Similar to: Able, Able-bodied, Conditioned, In Condition
Also: Healthy, Sound, Well
Derivative terms: Fitness
Antonyms: Unfit

10. Noun. A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason). "A fit of housecleaning"
Exact synonyms: Burst
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Fits And Starts
Derivative terms: Burst

11. Verb. Make fit. "They fit the cape "; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Causes: Go
Specialized synonyms: Dovetail
Derivative terms: Fitter, Fitting

12. Verb. Insert or adjust several objects or people. "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt

13. Verb. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics. "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

14. Verb. Conform to some shape or size. "How does this shirt fit?"
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Go

15. Verb. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose. "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

16. Verb. Make correspond or harmonize. "They fit the cape "; "Match my sweater"
Exact synonyms: Match
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Related verbs: Match
Specialized synonyms: Balance, Equilibrate, Equilibrise, Equilibrize
Derivative terms: Fitting, Match

Definition of Fit

1. n. In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.

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

3. v. t. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.

4. v. i. To be proper or becoming.

5. n. The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.

6. n. A stroke or blow.

Definition of Fit

1. Abbreviation. (context: travel industry aviation) fully inclusive tour ¹

2. Abbreviation. (context: travel industry aviation) fully independent travel ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) Of an object, to be of the right size and shape so as to match another object. ¹

4. Verb. (ambitransitive) Of clothing, to be of the right size and cut. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be fitting; to suit. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing. ¹

8. Adjective. In good shape; physically well. ¹

9. Adjective. Suitable. ¹

10. Adjective. (British slang) Good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful. ¹

11. Noun. The degree to which something fits something else. ¹

12. Noun. (context: advertising) how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand. ¹

13. Noun. (archaic) A section of a poem or ballad, from the sense of ''fitted'' to length. ¹

14. Noun. (medicine) A seizure or convulsion. ¹

15. Noun. (medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time. ¹

16. Noun. A sudden outburst of emotion. ¹

17. Noun. A sudden burst (of an activity). ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) (medicine) To suffer a fit. ¹

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Definition of Fit

1. healthy [adj FITTER, FITTEST] / to bring to a required form and size [v FITTED, FITTING, FITS] - See also: healthy

Medical Definition of Fit

1. Origin: AS. Fit strife, fight; of uncertain origin. 1. A stroke or blow. "Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin, That keeps thy body from the bitter fit." (Spenser) 2. 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. "And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake." (Shak) 3. 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. "All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain." (Swift) "The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously." (Macaulay) 4. A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action. "The fits of the season." (Shak) 5. A darting point; a sudden emission. "A tongue of light, a fit of flame." (Coleridge) By fits, By fits and starts, by intervals of action and repose; impulsively and irregularly; intermittently. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fit

fistulous withers
fit (current term)
fit as a butcher's dog
fit as a fiddle
fit as a lop
fit for(a)
fit for a king
fit for purpose
fit in
fit into
fit like a glove
fit out
fit the bill
fit to(a)

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