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  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. 




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