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Definition of Fit


  1. imp. & p. p. of Fight.
  2. In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
  3. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
  4. Prepared; ready.
  5. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
  6. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
  7. 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.
  8. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
  9. 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.
  10. To be proper or becoming.
  11. To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
  12. The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
  13. The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
  14. The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
  15. A stroke or blow.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action.
  19. A darting point; a sudden emission.

Fit Quotations

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Thomas Merton

Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
Wynton Marsalis

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Albert Einstein

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
Deepak Chopra

I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, 'What are you doing?'
A. J. Bowen
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Fit Translations

fit in Afrikaans is pas
fit in Danish is passe
fit in Dutch is afstemmen, aanpassen, adapteren
fit in Finnish is kelvata
fit in French is adapter
fit in Italian is accompagnarsi, montare
fit in Latin is congruus, competo, commodus, opportunus, decorus
fit in Norwegian is skikket, passende
fit in Portuguese is ajuste
fit in Spanish is adaptar, acomodar
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