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WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
  2. [n]  the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
  3. [n]  a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"
  4. [n]  a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
  5. [adj]  physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
  6. [adj]  meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
  9. [v]  make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
  10. [v]  provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
  11. [v]  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"; "The suspect's fingerprints do'nt match those on the gun"
  12. [v]  be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
  13. [v]  of a condition or restriction
  14. [v]  be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
  15. [v]  conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"

FIT is a 3 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: able, able-bodied, acceptable, agree, appropriate, burst, check, conditioned, conniption, correspond, equip, fir for(a), fit out, fit to(a), gibe, go, healthy, in condition(p), jibe, match, match, outfit, paroxysm, scene, suitable, suited, tally, tantrum
 Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord, unfit
 See Also: accede, accommodate, accommodate, accouter, accoutre, activity, adapt, adhere, adjust, adorn, align, answer, appoint, armor, armour, attack, bad temper, balance, be, bear out, befit, behoove, behove, beseem, clothe, coincide, collar, commission, conform to, consist, coordinate, correlate, corroborate, dovetail, duplicate, equal, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize, fashion, fin, fit, fit, form, fulfil, fulfill, furnish, fuse, go, hang, homologize, ill temper, instrument, invest, joint, kit, kit out, kit up, live up to, look, manner, mechanise, mechanize, meet, mode, motorise, motorize, muzzle, overlap, parallel, pattern, provide, re-equip, refit, rejig, render, resemble, rhyme, rig, rime, satisfy, set, set, set up, shape, sound, spur, square, style, suit, supply, support, tesselate, twin, underpin, way, weatherstrip, well, wire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fit\,
    imp. & p. p. of {Fight}. [Obs. or Colloq.]
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
    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.
  4. \Fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fitted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended;
       to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or
             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.
    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.
    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.
             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.
  5. \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.
  6. \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
    {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.
  7. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having fits means failing health and loss of employment. Seeing others throwing fits indicates unpleasantness and coldness amongst your social and/or business circle.
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