fit meaning

[ fit ] Pronunciation:   "fit" in a sentence
  • Verb: fit (fitted,fitting)  fit
    1. Be agreeable or acceptable to
      - 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
      - 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
      - match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree 
    7. Conform to some shape or size
      "How does this shirt fit?" 
    8. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
      - equip, fit out, outfit 
    9. Make correspond or harmonize
      - 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 
    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: fitting, fits, fittest, fitted, fitter

    See also: able, able-bodied, acceptable, appropriate, conditioned, fitly, fitness, fitted, fitter, fitting, 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

  • [British slang]
    Adj. 1. Attractive, often sexually so. Said of a person or of their body. E.g."See that guy at the bar? He's fit. I think I'll ask if he wants a dance.”
    2. Ready, prepared. E.g."Are you fit? The taxi will be here in five minutes.”

  • [Business]
    verb, noun, adjective

    verb (fitting, fitted, fitted) ( (AmE usually fitting, fit, fit except in the passive)

    1 [+ obj] (often be fitted)

    to put or fix sth somewhere:

    Several expensive features are fitted as standard on these vehicles.

    The computer is fitted with a wireless modem.

    We fitted the system with an alarm.

    2 [+ obj or no obj] (used with an adverb or a preposition)

    to put or join sth in the right place:

    The parts must be machined accurately in order to fit together properly.

    The card fits into a slot on your laptop.

    3 [+ obj or no obj] (not used in the continuous tenses)

    to agree with, match or be suitable for sth:

    choosing software that fits your company's needs

    Expanding into new areas doesn't fit with our plans.


    4 [+ obj] (especially BrE)

    to make sb/sth suitable for a particular job:

    His experience fitted him perfectly for the job.

    His experience fitted him to do the job.

    SIZE noun


    fit sb/sth in; fit sb/sth in/into sth

    to find time to see sb or to do sth:

    I'll try and fit you in after lunch.

    I had to fit ten appointments into one morning.

    fit in (with sb/sth)


    to work in an easy and natural way with sb/sth:

    We tried to decide how well each candidate would fit in.


    to agree with, match or be suitable for sth:

    It was a nice offer but it didn't fit in with our main business.

    FIT verb (3)

    fit sb/sth out/up (with sth)

    to supply sb/sth with all the equipment, clothes, etc. that they need:

    The cost of fitting out the coffee shop was nearly $200 000.

    noun [C, usually sing., U]


    the way in which things or people match each other or are suitable for each other:

    We need to work out the best fit between the staff needed and the people available.

    These brands are an excellent fit with our core business.

    She is a good fit for the job.

    She and the company make a good fit.

    When recruiting staff we look for people with a good cultural fit with the organization.


    by/in fits and starts

    frequently starting and stopping again; not continuously:

    Economic recovery is proceeding in fits and starts.

    BILL noun

    adjective (fitter, fittest)


    healthy and strong:

    The government aims to make British industry leaner and fitter (= employing fewer people and with lower costs).


    to have the necessary skills or qualities to be able to do a particular job or take part in an activity:

    Driving a van is the only work he's fit for.

    The committee ruled that he was not a fit and proper person to practice as a doctor.


  • [Finance]
    The matching of the investor's requirements and needs such as risk tolerance and growth potential preference with a specific investment.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : a sudden violent attack of a disease (as epilepsy) esp. when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness : PAROXYSM
    2 : a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance ‹fits of shivering›
    adj fit·ter; fit·test
    1 : adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving
    2 : sound physically and mentally : HEALTHYfit·ness n
    n : the fact, condition, or manner of being fitted or adapted
    adj fit·ter; fit·test
    1 : adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving
    2 : sound physically and mentally : HEALTHYfit·ness n


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  1. fit the tail assembly to the fuselage.
  2. the location fits all our requirement.
  3. ordinarily he enjoyed these fits of irish.
  4. youth only recognizes age by fits and starts.
  5. fit the pieces of a model kit together

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