- made so as to follow closely the contours of a form or shape: fitted clothes; fitted sheets.
Origin of fitted
- adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
- proper or becoming: fit behavior.
- qualified or competent, as for an office or function: a fit candidate.
- prepared or ready: crops fit for gathering.
- 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: to fit a ring to the finger.
- to make qualified or competent: qualities that fit one for leadership.
- to prepare: This school fits students for college.
- to put with precise placement or adjustment: He fitted the picture into the frame.
- to provide; furnish; equip: to fit a door with a new handle.
- 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.
- fit out/up, to furnish with supplies, equipment, clothing, furniture, or other requisites; supply; equip: to fit out an expedition.
- fit to be tied, Informal. extremely annoyed or angry: He was fit to be tied when I told him I'd wrecked the car.
- fit to kill, Informal. to the limit; exceedingly: She was dressed up fit to kill.
Origin of fit1
SynonymsSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
- simple past tense of fight.
Related Wordsqualified, equipped, adapted, suited, furnished, supplied, outfitted, armed, appointed, provided, implemented, conformable, proper, suitable, tailor-made
Examples from the Web for fitted
The Duplex Drive (called DD) was one: an amphibious conversion which could be fitted to a normal Sherman tank.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
The coat, with fitted bodice, nipped-in waist, and full skirt, created a familiar silhouette for Kate.Kate Middleton, the Preggers Fashion Princess
November 14, 2014
In the future, the ship could be fitted with futuristic lasers and electro-magnetic rail-guns too.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?
October 22, 2014
Together, they formed an almost impenetrable sea of fitted baseball caps surrounding the stage.America’s Poets: Battle Rap Gets Real
July 15, 2014
Currently only Russian rocket engines, fitted with the Russian ISS docking system, can reboost the Space Station.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 22, 2014
But you are fitted for society, and it is shameful to have you exiled from it.Lady Susan
YOU know he is fitted for something better than cow-punching.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Another, fitted up as a dairy, was hardly less of a picture.In the Heart of Vosges
It was not fitted out upon the scale which Nelson had proposed.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
It was laid by the Monarch, a paddle steamer which had been fitted for the work.Heroes of the Telegraph
- designed for excellent fita fitted suit
- (of a carpet) cut, sewn, or otherwise adapted to cover a floor completely
- (of furniture) built to fit a particular spacea fitted cupboard
- (of a room) equipped with fitted furniturea fitted kitchen
- (of sheets) having ends that are elasticated and shaped to fit tightly over a mattress
- having accessory parts
- 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 appropriatethey 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 readythe 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 deservinga book fit to be read
- (foll by an infinitive) in such an extreme condition that a specified consequence is likelyshe 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
- statistics the correspondence between observed and predicted characteristics of a distribution or modelSee goodness of fit
- pathol a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure
- a sudden spell of emotiona fit of anger
- an impulsive period of activity or lack of activity; mooda 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
- archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song
Word Origin and History for fitted
"be suitable," probably from early 15c.; "to be the right shape," 1580s, from fit (adj.). Related: Fitted; fitting. Fitted sheets is attested from 1963.
part of a poem, Old English fitt, of unknown origin.
1823, "the fitting of one thing to another," later (1831) "the way something fits." Originally "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), obscure, possibly from Old English fitt "a conflict, a struggle" (see fit (n.2)).
"paroxysm, sudden attack" (as of anger), 1540s, probably via Middle English sense of "painful, exciting experience" (early 14c.), from Old English fitt "conflict, struggle," of uncertain origin, with no clear cognates outside English. Perhaps ultimately cognate with fit (n.1) on notion of "to meet." Phrase by fits and starts first attested 1610s.
"suited to the circumstances, proper," mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English noun fit "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), which is perhaps connected to fit (n.1). Related: Fitter; fittest. Survival of the fittest (1867) coined by H. Spencer.
Idioms and Phrases with fitted
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