fitter

[ fit-er ]
/ ˈfɪt ər /

noun

a person or thing that fits.
a person who fits garments.
a worker who fits together or adjusts the parts of machinery.
a person who supplies and fixes fittings or fixtures.
a person who furnishes or equips with whatever is necessary for some purpose.

Origin of fitter

First recorded in 1650–60; fit1 + -er1

Definition for fitter (2 of 2)

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for fitter (1 of 4)

fitter

/ (ˈfɪtə) /

noun

a person who fits a garment, esp when it is made for a particular person
a person who is skilled in the assembly and adjustment of machinery, esp of a specified sortan electrical fitter
a person who supplies something for an expedition, activity, etc

British Dictionary definitions for fitter (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 fitter (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 fitter (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 fitter

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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