adjective, fit·ter, fit·test.
- being adapted to the prevailing conditions and producing offspring that survive to reproductive age.
- contributing genetic information to the gene pool of the next generation.
- (of a population) maintaining or increasing the group's numbers in the environment.
verb (used with object), fit·ted or fit, fit·ting.
verb (used without object), fit·ted or fit, fit·ting.
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Origin of fit1
usage note for fit
OTHER WORDS FROM fitfit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·fit·ta·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fitfit , fitted (see usage note at the current entry)
Words nearby fit
Definition for fit (2 of 5)
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Definition for fit (4 of 5)
verb Nonstandard (chiefly Older Use).
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Example sentences from the Web for fit
For Hart, the partnership is one of many relationships with brands and startups, but fits into his own lifestyle and thus made a lot of sense for him to work with, he says.Fabletics’ Adam Goldenberg and Kevin Hart on what’s next for the activewear empire|Lucas Matney|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Finding a creator that speaks to you, with content that fits your physical needs, may sound like looking for a needle in a haystack—and it kind of is.
Algorithms are also increasingly used to determine what their education is like, whether they’ll receive health care, and even whether their parents are deemed fit to care for them.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Because health groups can still be found via Search, users will be able to easily surface groups that fit their beliefs, even when those beliefs are actively harmful to themselves or to others.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The company made a little paper cutout you can use to figure out what your size is, but, like ordering many kinds of clothing online, you might want to order two different sizes, see which fits best, and return the other.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great|Aaron Pressman|September 17, 2020|Fortune
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.
All other issues—racial, feminine, even environmental—need to fit around this central objective.
How has the Internet fit into your experience over the past two weeks?
Nolte could not locate a “Barry” that fit the details listed in Dunham's essay.
Justice should not be selective to fit a political narrative when the facts and evidence prove otherwise.
Mantuamakers and milliners came, in their turn, to fit out the female members of the family.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
For, to live surrounded by human hats, and alienated from human heads to fit them on, is surely a great endurance.The Uncommercial Traveller|Charles Dickens
These had ripened slowly during August and, by the time of the September town-meeting, were fit for eating.When Life Was Young|C. A. Stephens
A mechanical banjo suddenly added its metallic noise to the din, fit music, it seemed, for such obscene company.The Duke Of Chimney Butte|G. W. Ogden
But I think you had better wait a year or two to see how all this is going to fit me.Abington Abbey|Archibald Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for fit (1 of 3)
verb fits, fitting or fitted or US fit
adjective fitter or fittest
Derived forms of fitfittable, adjective
Word Origin for fit
British Dictionary definitions for fit (2 of 3)
verb fits, fitting or fitted
Word Origin for fit
British Dictionary definitions for fit (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for fit (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for fit (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with fit
In addition to the idioms beginning with fit
- fit as a fiddle
- fit in
- fit like a glove
- fit out
- fits and starts, by
- fit to be tied
- fit to kill
- give someone fits
- have a fit
- if the shoe fits
- see fit to
- survival of the fittest