adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking.A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
proper or becoming: This is not fit behavior for a funeral service.
qualified or competent, as for an office or function: It took several interviews to find a fit candidate for the position.
prepared or ready: Constant updating of methods and equipment will ensure that we're fit for the future.
in good physical condition; in good health: He's fit for the race.
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.
to be adapted to or suitable for (a purpose, object, occasion, etc.).
to be proper or becoming for.
to be of the right size or shape for: The dress fitted her perfectly.
to adjust or make conform: She had the jeweler fit the ring to her finger.
to make qualified or competent: Courage and patience are among the qualities that fit a person for leadership.
to prepare: This school fits students for college.
to put with precise placement or adjustment: He fitted the picture into the frame.
Statistics. to predict, calculate, or project (values) according to a model based on existing data.
to be suitable or proper.
to be of the right size or shape, as a garment for the wearer or any object or part for a thing to which it is applied: The shoes fit.
the manner in which a thing fits: The fit was perfect.
something that fits: The coat is a poor fit.
the process of fitting.
Idioms about fit
- fit·ta·ble, adjective
- un·fit·ta·ble, adjective
- fit , fitted (see usage note at the current entry)
Other definitions for fit (2 of 5)
a sudden, acute attack or manifestation of a disease, especially one marked by convulsions or unconsciousness: a fit of epilepsy.
an onset, spell, or period of emotion, feeling, inclination, activity, etc.: a fit of anger;a fit of weeping.
Other definitions for fit (3 of 5)
a song, ballad, or story.
a division of a song, ballad, or story.
Other definitions for fit (4 of 5)
simple past tense of fight.
Other definitions for FIT (5 of 5)
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How to use fit in a sentence
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.
Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker | Ted Gioia | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All other issues—racial, feminine, even environmental—need to fit around this central objective.
The weight and power and timelessness of Lana really fit that.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel | Marlow Stern | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
How has the Internet fit into your experience over the past two weeks?
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
I've seen more cloes on folks' backs hyar, thet wan't no more'n fit for carpet-rags, than any place ever I struck.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
“I went into a great passion and frightened my mother into a fit,” said Wardle.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
To keep the roads fit for travelling on, requires about 60,000 tons of stone per year.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for fit (1 of 3)
to be appropriate or suitable for (a situation, etc)
to be of the correct size or shape for (a connection, container, etc)
(tr) to adjust in order to render appropriate: they had to fit the idea to their philosophy
(tr) to supply with that which is needed
(tr) to try clothes on (someone) in order to make adjustments if necessary
(tr) to make competent or ready: the experience helped to fit him for the task
(tr) to locate with care
(intr) to correspond with the facts or circumstances
suitable to a purpose or design; appropriate
having the right qualifications; qualifying
in good health
worthy or deserving: a book fit to be read
(foll by an infinitive) in such an extreme condition that a specified consequence is likely: she was fit to scream; you look fit to drop
mainly British informal (of a person) sexually attractive
the manner in which something fits
the act or process of fitting
- fittable, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for fit (2 of 3)
pathol a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure
a sudden spell of emotion: a fit of anger
an impulsive period of activity or lack of activity; mood: a fit of laziness
give a person a fit to surprise a person in an outrageous manner
have a fit or throw a fit informal to become very angry or excited
in fits and starts or by fits and starts in spasmodic spells; irregularly
(intr) informal to have a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure
British Dictionary definitions for fit (3 of 3)
archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song
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Other 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
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