[ fit-id ]
/ ˈfɪt ɪd /


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

Nearby words

  1. fistulation,
  2. fistulectomy,
  3. fistulize,
  4. fistulotomy,
  5. fistulous,
  6. fit as a fiddle,
  7. fit in,
  8. fit like a glove,
  9. fit note,
  10. fit out

Origin of fitted

First recorded in 1730–40; fit1 + -ed2

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

Can be confusedfit fitted (see usage note at fit1)

Origin of fit

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

Related formsfit·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.


[ fit ]
/ fɪt /

verb Nonstandard (chiefly Older Use ).

simple past tense of fight. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fitted

British Dictionary definitions for fitted


/ (ˈfɪtɪd) /


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


/ (fɪt) /

verb fits, fitting or fitted or US fit

adjective fitter or fittest


See also fit in, fit out, fit up

Derived Formsfittable, adjective

Word Origin for fit

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


/ (fɪt) /


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


/ (fɪt) /


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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Word Origin and History for fitted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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

also see:

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