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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

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

Related forms

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

Usage note

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)

fit

4
[ 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)

fit

1
/ (fɪt) /

verb fits, fitting or fitted or US fit


adjective fitter or fittest

noun

See also fit in, fit out, fit up

Derived Forms

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)

fit

2
/ (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)

fit

3
/ (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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