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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Fight}.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  n.  [AS.  fitt  a  song.] 
  In  Old  English,  a  song;  a  strain;  a  canto  or  portion  of  a 
  ballad;  a  passus.  [Written  also  {fitte},  {fytte},  etc.] 
 
  To  play  some  pleasant  fit  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fitter};  superl.  {Fittest}.]  [OE.  fit 
  fyt;  cf  E.  feat  neat,  elegant,  well  made  or  icel.  fitja  to 
  web,  knit,  OD  vitten  to  suit,  square,  Goth.  f?tjan  to  adorn. 
  ?  77.] 
  1.  Adapted  to  an  end  object,  or  design;  suitable  by  nature 
  or  by  art;  suited  by  character,  qualitties,  circumstances, 
  education,  etc.;  qualified;  competent;  worthy. 
 
  That  which  ordinary  men  are  fit  for  I  am  qualified 
  in  --Shak. 
 
  Fit  audience  find  though  few  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Prepared;  ready.  [Obs.] 
 
  So  fit  to  shoot,  she  singled  forth  among  her  foes 
  who  first  her  quarry's  strength  should  feel 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  3.  Conformed  to  a  standart  of  duty,  properiety,  or  taste; 
  convenient;  meet  becoming;  proper. 
 
  Is  it  fit  to  say  a  king,  Thou  art  wicked?  --Job 
  xxxiv  18. 
 
  Syn:  Suitable;  proper;  appropriate;  meet  becoming; 
  expedient;  congruous;  correspondent;  apposite;  apt; 
  adapted;  prepared;  qualified;  competent;  adequate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  proper  or  becoming. 
 
  Nor  fits  it  to  prolong  the  feast.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  be  adjusted  to  a  particular  shape  or  size;  to  suit;  to 
  be  adapted;  as  his  coat  fits  very  well 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fitted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fitting}.] 
  1.  To  make  fit  or  suitable;  to  adapt  to  the  purpose  intended; 
  to  qualify;  to  put  into  a  condition  of  readiness  or 
  preparation. 
 
  The  time  is  fitted  for  the  duty.  --Burke. 
 
  The  very  situation  for  which  he  was  peculiarly 
  fitted  by  nature.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  a  required  form  and  size;  to  shape  aright;  to 
  adapt  to  a  model;  to  adjust  --  said  especially  of  the 
  work  of  a  carpenter,  machinist,  tailor,  etc 
 
  The  carpenter  .  .  .  marketh  it  out  with  a  line  he 
  fitteth  it  with  planes.  --Is.  xliv. 
  13. 
 
  3.  To  supply  with  something  that  is  suitable  or  fit  or  that 
  is  shaped  and  adjusted  to  the  use  required. 
 
  No  milliner  can  so  fit  his  customers  with  gloves. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  be  suitable  to  to  answer  the  requirements  of  to  be 
  correctly  shaped  and  adjusted  to  as  if  the  coat  fits 
  you  put  it  on 
 
  That's  a  bountiful  answer  that  fits  all  questions. 
  --Shak. 
 
  That  time  best  fits  the  work  --Shak. 
 
  {To  fit  out},  to  supply  with  necessaries  or  means  to 
  furnish;  to  equip;  as  to  fit  out  a  privateer. 
 
  {To  fit  up},  to  firnish  with  things  suitable;  to  make  proper 
  for  the  reception  or  use  of  any  person;  to  prepare;  as  to 
  fit  up  a  room  for  a  guest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  fit  adjustment;  adaptedness;  as  of 
  dress  to  the  person  of  the  wearer. 
 
  2.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  coincidence  of  parts  that  come  in  contact 
  b  The  part  of  an  object  upon  which  anything  fits 
  tightly. 
 
  {Fit  rod}  (Shipbuilding),  a  gauge  rod  used  to  try  the  depth 
  of  a  bolt  hole  in  order  to  determine  the  length  of  the 
  bolt  required.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fit  \Fit\,  n.  [AS.  fit  strife,  fight;  of  uncertain  origin. 
  [root]  77.] 
  1.  A  stroke  or  blow.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  Curse  on  that  cross,  quoth  then  the  Sarazin,  That 
  keeps  thy  body  from  the  bitter  fit  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  sudden  and  violent  attack  of  a  disorder;  a  stroke  of 
  disease,  as  of  epilepsy  or  apoplexy,  which  produces 
  convulsions  or  unconsciousness;  a  convulsion;  a  paroxysm; 
  hence  a  period  of  exacerbation  of  a  disease;  in  general, 
  an  attack  of  disease;  as  a  fit  of  sickness. 
 
  And  when  the  fit  was  on  him  I  did  mark  How  he  did 
  shake.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  mood  of  any  kind  which  masters  or  possesses  one  for  a 
  time;  a  temporary,  absorbing  affection;  a  paroxysm;  as  a 
  fit  melancholy,  of  passion,  or  of  laughter. 
 
  All  fits  of  pleasure  we  balanced  by  an  equal  degree 
  of  pain.  --Swift. 
 
  The  English,  however,  were  on  this  subject  prone  to 
  fits  of  jealously.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  A  passing  humor;  a  caprice;  a  sudden  and  unusual  effort, 
  activity,  or  motion,  followed  by  relaxation  or  insction; 
  an  impulse  and  irregular  action 
 
  The  fits  of  the  season.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  darting  point;  a  sudden  emission.  [R.] 
 
  A  tongue  of  light,  a  fit  of  flame.  --Coleridge. 
 
  {By  fits},  {By  fits  and  starts},  by  intervals  of  action  and 
  re?pose;  impulsively  and  irregularly;  intermittently. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fit 
  adj  1:  meeting  adequate  standards  for  a  purpose;  "water  fit  to 
  drink";  "fit  for  duty";  "do  as  you  think  fit"  [ant:  {unfit}] 
  2:  (usually  followed  by  `to'  or  `for')  on  the  point  of  or 
  strongly  disposed;  "she  was  fit  to  scream";  "primed  for  a 
  fight";  "we  are  set  to  go  at  any  time"  [syn:  {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"  [syn:  {healthy}]  [ant:  {unfit}] 
  n  1:  a  display  of  bad  temper;  "he  had  a  fit";  "she  threw  a 
  tantrum";  "he  made  a  scene"  [syn:  {tantrum},  {scene}] 
  2:  a  sudden  uncontrollable  attack;  "a  paroxysm  of  giggling";  "a 
  fit  of  coughing"  [syn:  {paroxysm}] 
  3:  the  manner  in  which  something  fits;  "I  admired  the  fit  of 
  her  coat" 
  4:  a  sudden  flurry  of  activity  (often  for  no  obvious  reason); 
  "a  burst  of  applause";  "a  fit  of  housecleaning"  [syn:  {burst}] 
  v  1:  be  agreeable  or  acceptable  to  "This  suits  my  needs"  [syn:  {suit}, 
  {accommodate}] 
  2:  be  the  right  size  or  shape;  fit  correctly  or  as  desired; 
  "This  skirt  won't  go  around  your  waist"  [syn:  {go}] 
  3:  of  a  condition  or  restriction  [syn:  {meet},  {conform  to}] 
  4:  make  fit  "fit  a  dress";  "He  fitted  other  pieces  of  paper  to 
  his  cut-out" 
  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" 
  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"  [syn:  {match},  {correspond},  {check},  {jibe},  {gibe}, 
  {tally},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  7:  conform  to  some  shape  or  size;  "How  does  this  shirt  fit?" 
  8:  provide  with  equipment  [syn:  {equip},  {fit  out},  {outfit}] 
  9:  make  match  or  correspond  or  harmonize;  "Match  my  sweater" 
  [syn:  {match}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FIT 
  Failures  In  Time 
 
 




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