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
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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)
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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.
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|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|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)
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
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British Dictionary definitions for fit (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for fit (1 of 2)
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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