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Meaning & Definition of Fit in English

English

Fit

/fɪt/

noun

1. A display of bad temper

  • "He had a fit"
  • "She threw a tantrum"
  • "He made a scene"
    synonym:
  • fit
  • ,
  • tantrum
  • ,
  • scene
  • ,
  • conniption

2. A sudden uncontrollable attack

  • "A paroxysm of giggling"
  • "A fit of coughing"
  • "Convulsions of laughter"
    synonym:
  • paroxysm
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • convulsion

3. The manner in which something fits

  • "I admired the fit of her coat"
    synonym:
  • fit

4. A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

  • "A burst of applause"
  • "A fit of housecleaning"
    synonym:
  • burst
  • ,
  • fit

verb

1. Be agreeable or acceptable to

  • "This suits my needs"
    synonym:
  • suit
  • ,
  • accommodate
  • ,
  • fit

2. Be the right size or shape

  • Fit correctly or as desired
  • "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
    synonym:
  • fit
  • ,
  • go

3. Satisfy a condition or restriction

  • "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
    synonym:
  • meet
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • conform to

4. Make fit

  • "Fit a dress"
  • "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
    synonym:
  • fit

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • fit

6. Be compatible, similar or consistent

  • Coincide in their characteristics
  • "The two stories don't agree in many details"
  • "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"
  • "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • correspond
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gibe
  • ,
  • tally
  • ,
  • agree

7. Conform to some shape or size

  • "How does this shirt fit?"
    synonym:
  • fit

8. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

  • "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
    synonym:
  • equip
  • ,
  • fit
  • ,
  • fit out
  • ,
  • outfit

9. Make correspond or harmonize

  • "Match my sweater"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • fit

adjective

1. Meeting adequate standards for a purpose

  • "A fit subject for discussion"
  • "It is fit and proper that you be there"
  • "Water fit to drink"
  • "Fit for duty"
  • "Do as you see fit to"
    synonym:
  • fit

2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed

  • "In no fit state to continue"
  • "Fit to drop"
  • "Laughing fit to burst"
  • "She was fit to scream"
  • "Primed for a fight"
  • "We are set to go at any time"
    synonym:
  • fit(p)
  • ,
  • primed(p)
  • ,
  • set(p)

3. Physically and mentally sound or healthy

  • "Felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"
  • "Keeps fit with diet and exercise"
    synonym:
  • fit

Examples of using

This shirt doesn't fit anymore.
These shoes don't fit anymore.
These shoes don't fit me anymore.