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  Dictionary Definition of fit

fit [1]
adjective ( fitter, fittest )
1. well adapted or suited: a fit choice or opportunity ; fit to be eaten.
2. proper or becoming.
3. qualified or competent, as for an office or function.
4. worthy or deserving: not fit to be seen.
5. prepared or ready: crops fit for gathering.
6. in good physical condition, as an athlete, a race horse, military troops, etc.
7. in good health.
-- verb ( fitted, fitting )
-- verb (t)
8. to be adapted to or suitable for (a purpose, object, occasion, etc.).
9. to be proper or becoming for.
10. to be of the right size or shape for.
11. to conform or adjust to something: to fit a ring to the finger.
12. to make qualified or competent: qualities that fit one for leadership.
13. to prepare.
14. to put ( in, into, on, together, etc.) with precise adjustment.
15. to provide; furnish; equip: fit a door with a new handle.
16. Colloquial to bring someone before the law on a trivial or trumped-up charge while really intending to victimise them: He had been trying to fit Chilla for years.
-- verb (i)
17. to be suitable or proper.
18. to be of the right size or shape, as a garment for the wearer, or any object or part for a thing to which it is applied: The socks, when I tried them on, fitted perfectly -- ALBERT FACEY, 1981.
-- noun
19. the manner in which a thing fits: a perfect fit.
20. something that fits: That coat is a poor fit.
21. the process or a process of fitting.
22. an instance of fitting together well.
23. Colloquial the equipment used to prepare and inject drugs.
-- phrase
24. fit in, to be well adapted to.
25. fit like a glove, to be a perfect fit.
26. fit out ; fit up, to furnish with clothing, equipment, furniture, fixtures, or other requisites.
27. fit the bill, to suit; be what is required.
28. fit to be tied, Colloquial very angry.
[late ME fyt; origin uncert.]
-- fitness, noun