[ UK /fˈɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈfɪt/ ]
  1. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
    The two stories don't agree in many details
    The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
  2. be agreeable or acceptable to
    This suits my needs
  3. make fit
    He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out
    fit a dress
  4. insert or adjust several objects or people
    Can you fit the toy into the box?
    This man can't fit himself into our work environment
  5. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
    does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
    This job doesn't match my dreams
    meet a need
  6. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    This piece won't fit into the puzzle
  7. make correspond or harmonize
    Match my sweater
  8. conform to some shape or size
    How does this shirt fit?
  9. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities
  1. a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    a burst of applause
    a fit of housecleaning
  2. the manner in which something fits
    I admired the fit of her coat
  3. a display of bad temper
    she threw a tantrum
    he made a scene
    he had a fit
  4. a sudden uncontrollable attack
    convulsions of laughter
    a fit of coughing
    a paroxysm of giggling
  1. physically and mentally sound or healthy
    felt relaxed and fit after their holiday
    keeps fit with diet and exercise
  2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
    she was fit to scream
    primed for a fight
    laughing fit to burst
    we are set to go at any time
    fit to drop
    in no fit state to continue
  3. meeting adequate standards for a purpose
    do as you see fit to
    a fit subject for discussion
    it is fit and proper that you be there
    fit for duty
    water fit to drink
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How To Use fit In A Sentence

  • The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.
  • Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'. Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • The front end of the Jaguar was on stands and two mechanics were fitting a new shock absorber. A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE
  • Added to which there is a large increase in the fees receivable in 1994 to a level of almost £123,000 which accounts for the large increase in the gross profit over the previous and subsequent years.
  • The play is a little overlong and would benefit from cuts, but each scene is interesting and changes are smoothly executed.
  • Close beside me stood my excellent friend Griffiths, the jolly hosteler, of whom I take the present opportunity of saying a few words, though I dare say he has been frequently described before, and by far better pens. The Bible in Spain
  • If head-to-toe leopard seems a bit too Big Cat Diary to appeal, then a waterproof rucksack or bumbag in the same print are an easy way to add a distinctive touch to a more classic outfit. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • During the take-over battle the stock quotations of both enterprises rose so that an investor would have to wait several hundred years to finance the purchase price of the shares from the present level of profits.
  • Connecticut schools have been fitting yellow intruder alarms next to fire alarms in their corridors and dining halls. Times, Sunday Times
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