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fit·ness

 (fĭt′nĭs)
n.
1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.
2. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
3. Biology The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.

fitness

(ˈfɪtnɪs)
n
1. the state of being fit
2. (Biology) biology
a. the degree of adaptation of an organism to its environment, determined by its genetic constitution
b. the ability of an organism to produce viable offspring capable of surviving to the next generation

fit•ness

(ˈfɪt nɪs)

n.
1. health.
2. the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation's gene pool relative to the average for the population, usu. measured by the number of offspring or close kin that survive to reproductive age.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fitness - the quality of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position"
suitability, suitableness - the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose; "an important requirement is suitability for long trips"
qualification, making - an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"
habitability, habitableness - suitability for living in or on
unfitness - the quality of not being suitable; "the judges agreed on his unfitness for the appointment"
2.fitness - good physical conditionfitness - good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
condition, shape - the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
fettle - a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
3.fitness - fitness to traverse the seas
soundness - a state or condition free from damage or decay
4.fitness - the quality of being qualified
competence, competency - the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

fitness

noun
2. health, strength, good health, vigour, good condition, wellness, robustness Squash was thought to offer all-round fitness.

fitness

noun
1. The quality or state of being eligible:
2. A state of sound readiness:
Translations
لَياقَه بَدَنِيَّه
tělesná zdatnost
god formkondition
jó kondíció
telesná kondícia
počutjezdravje
formda olmazindelik

fitness

[ˈfɪtnɪs]
A. N
1. (= suitability) (gen, for post) → aptitud f, capacidad f (for para) she doubted his fitness to drivedudaba que se encontrase en condiciones de conducir
2. (= state of health) → estado m físico; (= good health) → buena forma f
to be at the peak of fitnessestar en condiciones óptimas, estar en plena forma
B. CPD fitness fanatic Nfanático/a m/f del mantenimiento físico
fitness programme, fitness program (US) Nprograma m de mantenimiento físico
fitness test Nprueba f de estado físico
fitness training Nentrenamiento m

fitness

[ˈfɪtnəs]
n
(= physical condition) → condition f physique
(= good physical condition) → forme f physique
Squash is thought to offer all-round fitness → On dit que le squash procure une forme physique complète.
(SPORT) [footballer, athlete] → forme f physique
to return to fitness → retrouver la forme, retrouver la forme physique
(= suitability) → aptitude f
fitness to do sth → aptitude à faire qch
Consult your doctor about your fitness to travel
BUT Demandez à votre médecin si votre santé vous permet de voyager.
[remark] → à-propos m, justesse f
modif [activity] → de fitness; [level] → de condition physique, de forme physique; [problem] → de condition physique fitness centrefitness centre ncentre m de fitness, centre m de culture physiquefitness fanatic nfana mf de culture physiquefitness instructor nprofesseur mf de fitnessfitness programme nprogramme m de fitnessfitness test ntest m de condition physiquefitness trainer n [team] → entraîneur/euse m/f; [individual] → entraîneur/euse m/f

fitness

n
(= health)Gesundheit f; (= condition)Fitness f, → Kondition f; fitness instructorFitnesstrainer(in) m(f); fitness trainingFitness- or Konditionstraining nt; fitness fanatic or freak (inf)Fitnessfanatiker(in) m(f); fitness test (Sport) → Fitness- or Konditionstest m
(= suitability)Eignung f; (of remark etc)Angemessenheit f; fitness for workErwerbsfähigkeit f; fitness for service (esp Mil) → Dienstfähigkeit f/-tauglichkeit f

fitness

[ˈfɪtnɪs] n
a. (suitability, for post) fitness (for)idoneità (a); (of remark) → appropriatezza
b. (health) → forma fisica

fit1

(fit) adjective
1. in good health. I am feeling very fit.
2. suitable; correct for a particular purpose or person. a dinner fit for a king.
noun
the right size or shape for a particular person, purpose etc. Your dress is a very good fit.
verb
past tense, past participle ˈfitted -.
1. to be the right size or shape (for someone or something). The coat fits (you) very well.
2. to be suitable for. Her speech fitted the occasion.
3. to put (something) in position. You must fit a new lock on the door.
4. to supply with; to equip with. She fitted the cupboard with shelves.
fitness noun
Physical fitness is essential for this kind of job.
ˈfitter noun
a person who puts the parts of a machine together.
ˈfitting adjective
suitable. a fitting occasion.
noun
1. something, eg a piece of furniture, which is fixed, especially in a house etc. kitchen fittings.
2. the trying-on of a dress etc and altering to make it fit. I am having a fitting for my wedding-dress tomorrow.
fit in (often with with)
to be able to live, exist etc in agreement or harmony. She doesn't fit in with the other children.
fit out
to provide with everything necessary (clothes, equipment etc). The shop fitted them out with everything they needed for their journey.
see/think fit
to consider that some action is right, suitable etc. You must do as you see fit (to do).

fit·ness

n. aptitud, vigor físico, acondicionamiento físico;
physical ______ física.

fitness

n acondicionamiento físico
References in classic literature ?
The former measured all actions by the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; the latter decided all matters by authority; but in doing this, he always used the scriptures and their commentators, as the lawyer doth his Coke upon Lyttleton, where the comment is of equal authority with the text.
The title suggests all kinds of mysteries; a glance at the chapter-headings quickly confirms the suspicions already aroused, and the sub-title: "A Book for All and None", generally succeeds in dissipating the last doubts the prospective purchaser may entertain concerning his fitness for the book or its fitness for him.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
He may not kill you, Sarkoja, it is not our custom, but there is nothing to prevent him tying one end of a strap about your neck and the other end to a wild thoat, merely to test your fitness to survive and help perpetuate our race.
Even your good opinion of my fitness," replied the Gentleman, "shall not persuade me.
For in the first hour of meeting you, I had an impression of your eminent and perhaps exclusive fitness to supply that need (connected, I may say, with such activity of the affections as even the preoccupations of a work too special to be abdicated could not uninterruptedly dissimulate); and each succeeding opportunity for observation has given the impression an added depth by convincing me more emphatically of that fitness which I had preconceived, and thus evoking more decisively those affections to which I have but now referred.
As treason is a crime levelled at the immediate being of the society, when the laws have once ascertained the guilt of the offender, there seems a fitness in referring the expediency of an act of mercy towards him to the judgment of the legislature.
As for the metre, the heroic measure has proved its fitness by the test of experience.
He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events- sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them- assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
The Senator was by no means to undertake my instruction himself; his nephew, who had just begun to read law, was to be my fellow-student, and we were to keep each other up to the work, and to recite to each other, until we thought we had enough law to go before a board of attorneys and test our fitness for admission to the bar.
And how perfect a proof of the natural fitness and, I may almost say, the divine origin of the aristocratic constitution of the States in Flatland
But if her conduct and appearance had already somewhat jarred upon their limited and precise sense of the fitness of things, what were they to think of the next little act in this tableau vivant?