Fit, a. [Compar. Fitter superl. Fittest ]
1. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualities, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. --Shak.
Fit audience find, though few. --Milton.
2. Prepared; ready. [Obs.]
So fit to shoot, she singled forth among
her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel. --Fairfax.
3. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked? --Job xxxiv. 18.
Syn: -- Suitable; proper; appropriate; meet; becoming; expedient; congruous; correspondent; apposite; apt; adapted; prepared; qualified; competent; adequate.
Fit·ter, n. A little piece; a flitter; a flinder. [Obs.]
Where's the Frenchman? Alas, he's all fitters. --Beau. & Fl.
1. One who fits or makes to fit; esp.: (a) One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress. (b) One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.
2. A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper. [Eng.]
adj 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]
n 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,
3: the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of
4: a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);
"a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: burst]
v 1: be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs" [syn: suit,
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
4: make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to
5: insert or adjust several objects or people; "Can you fit the
toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our
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]
adj : improved in health or physical condition [syn: healthier]
n : someone who fits a garment to a particular person