Fit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fitted p. pr. & vb. n. Fitting ]
1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
The time is fitted for the duty. --Burke.
The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature. --Macaulay.
2. To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.
The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes. --Is. xliv. 13.
3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. --Shak.
4. To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.
That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions. --Shak.
That time best fits the work. --Shak.
To fit out, to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.
To fit up, to furnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest.
Fit·ting n. Anything used in fitting up; especially (pl.), necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings.
Fit·ting, a. Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper. -- Fit*ting*ly, adv. -- Fit*ting*ness, n.
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 1: in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or
occasion; "We have come to dedicate a portion of that
field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we
should do this"
2: being precisely fitting and right; "it is only meet that she
should be seated first" [syn: meet]
n 1: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
[syn: adjustment, accommodation]
2: a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
3: (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a
ship or hotel) [syn: appointment]
4: trying on clothes to see whether they fit [syn: try-on, trying