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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Fitting  \Fit"ting\,  n. 
  Anything  used  in  fitting  up  especially  (pl.),  necessary 
  fixtures  or  apparatus;  as  the  fittings  of  a  church  or  study; 
  gas  fittings. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fitting  \Fit"ting\,  a. 
  Fit  appropriate;  suitable;  proper.  --  {Fit"ting*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Fit"ting*ness},  n.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fitting 
  adj  1:  in  harmony  with  the  spirit  of  particular  persons  or 
  occasion;  "We  have  come  to  dedicate  a  portion  of  that 
  field...It  is  altogether  fitting  and  proper  that  we 
  should  do  this" 
  2:  being  precisely  fitting  and  right  [syn:  {meet}] 
  n  1:  making  or  becoming  suitable;  adjusting  to  circumstances 
  [syn:  {adjustment},  {accommodation}] 
  2:  a  small  and  often  standardized  accessory  to  a  larger  system 
  3:  (usually  plural)  furnishings  and  equipment  (especially  for  a 
  ship  or  hotel)  [syn:  {appointment}] 
  4:  trying  on  clothes  to  see  whether  they  fit  [syn:  {try-on},  {trying 
  on}] 




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