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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OTHER WORDS FROM fitfit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·fit·ta·ble, adjective
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verb Nonstandard (chiefly Older Use).
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Example sentences from the Web for fit
Then, you go to get another apartment and they say you don’t fit our criteria or you have to pay more.She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right.|by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
After a decade of fits and starts, officials in the Florida Keys have voted to allow the first test in the United States of free-flying, genetically modified mosquitoes as a way to fight the pests and the diseases they spread.Genetically modified mosquitoes have been OK’d for a first U.S. test flight|Susan Milius|August 22, 2020|Science News
Now sellers can focus on how best to sell the editorial products that are already in the pipeline, as well as the built-if-sold products the company has, by “connecting the dots” to the best fit for the brand.‘Not a simple adjacency strategy’: How Group Nine is selling advertisers on bigger and longer editorial deals|Kayleigh Barber|August 21, 2020|Digiday
Over two years we’ve turned over a third of the team as we seek out talent that’s a better fit for purpose, driven by high-touch custom and sophisticated data-driven programmatic.‘It’s less dire than it seemed to be’: How The Wall Street Journal’s digital ads business has weathered the downturn|Lucinda Southern|August 20, 2020|Digiday
MediaTek’s fortunes changed dramatically with Monday’s order, which essentially closed the loophole that MediaTek fit so nicely into.This chipmaker was a winner in the U.S. crackdown on Huawei. Now, it’s another victim|Grady McGregor|August 20, 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
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British Dictionary definitions for fit (2 of 3)
verb fits, fitting or fitted
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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