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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 ?
Esther had given her a rosary of black beads with a silver cross, but Amy hung it up and did not use it, feeling doubtful as to its fitness for Protestant prayers.
The Colonel, with little sense of humor and of the fitness of things, related a somber episode of those dark and bitter days, in which he had acted a conspicuous part and always formed a central figure.
In the hasty furnishing of this Aladdin's palace, the slaves of the ring had evidently seized upon anything that would add to its glory, without reference always to fitness.
He was, indeed, the Custom-House in himself; or, at all events, the mainspring that kept its variously revolving wheels in motion; for, in an institution like this, where its officers are appointed to subserve their own profit and convenience, and seldom with a leading reference to their fitness for the duty to be performed, they must perforce seek elsewhere the dexterity which is not in them.
Actors and actresses were sought with a desperate disregard of all considerations of personal fitness.
There was no reason, then, why the rector's dancing should not be received as part of the fitness of things quite as much as the Squire's, or why, on the other hand, Mr.
That was all I knew of Nicolete's parents, and all I needed to know; with the exception of one good action,--at her urgent entreaty they had left Nicolete behind them, with no other safeguard than a charming young lady companion, whose fitness for her sacred duties consisted in a temperament hardly less romantic and whimsical than Nicolete's own.
Like one of the railings of Belgrave Square, cursed with consciousness of itself, fears of the judgment of the other railings, and doubts of their fitness to stand in the same row with it.
But he, like Bell, came to his task with a most surprising fitness.
But that practice, in contradiction to this principle, proceeds upon the presumption, that the responsibility of those who appoint, for the fitness and competency of the persons on whom they bestow their choice, and the interest they will have in the respectable and prosperous administration of affairs, will inspire a sufficient disposition to dismiss from a share in it all such who, by their conduct, shall have proved themselves unworthy of the confidence reposed in them.
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
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.