fitted

[ fit-id ]
/ ˈfɪt ɪd /

adjective

made so as to follow closely the contours of a form or shape: fitted clothes; fitted sheets.

Origin of fitted

First recorded in 1730–40; fit1 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM fitted

fit·ted·ness, nounun·fit·ted, adjectivewell-fit·ted, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fitted

fit fitted (see usage note at fit1)

Definition for fitted (2 of 3)

Origin of fit

1
1325–75; Middle English fitten; akin to Middle Dutch vitten to befit

OTHER WORDS FROM fit

fit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·fit·ta·ble, adjective

usage note for fit

Both fit and fitted are standard as past tense and past participle of fit1 : The new door fit (or fitted ) the old frame perfectly. The suit had fitted (or fit ) well last year. Fitted is somewhat more common than fit in the sense “to adjust, make conform”: The tailor fitted the suit with a minimum of fuss. In the passive voice, fitted is the more common past participle: The door was fitted with a new handle.

Definition for fitted (3 of 3)

fit4
[ fit ]
/ fɪt /

verb Nonstandard (chiefly Older Use ).

simple past tense of fight.
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British Dictionary definitions for fitted (1 of 4)

fitted
/ (ˈfɪtɪd) /

adjective

designed for excellent fita fitted suit
(of a carpet) cut, sewn, or otherwise adapted to cover a floor completely
  1. (of furniture) built to fit a particular spacea fitted cupboard
  2. (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

British Dictionary definitions for fitted (2 of 4)

fit1
/ (fɪt) /

verb fits, fitting or fitted or US fit

adjective fitter or fittest

noun

See also fit in, fit out, fit up

Derived forms of fit

fittable, adjective

Word Origin for fit

C14: probably from Middle Dutch vitten; related to Old Norse fitja to knit

British Dictionary definitions for fitted (3 of 4)

fit2
/ (fɪt) /

noun

verb fits, fitting or fitted

(intr) informal to have a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure

Word Origin for fit

Old English fitt conflict; see fit ³

British Dictionary definitions for fitted (4 of 4)

fit3
/ (fɪt) /

noun

archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song

Word Origin for fit

Old English fitt; related to Old Norse fit hem, Old High German fizza yarn
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Idioms and Phrases with fitted

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

also see:

  • give someone fits
  • have a fit
  • if the shoe fits
  • see fit to
  • survival of the fittest
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