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fit 1

v. fit·ted or fit, fit·ted, fit·ting, fits
a. To be the proper size and shape for: These shoes fit me.
b. To cause to be the proper size and shape: The tailor fitted the trousers by shortening them.
c. To measure for proper size: She fitted me for a new jacket.
2. To be appropriate to; suit: music that fits your mood.
3. To be in conformity or agreement with: observations that fit the theory nicely.
4. To make suitable; adapt: fitted the shelves for large books. See Synonyms at adapt.
5. To make ready; prepare: Specialized training fitted her for the job.
6. To equip; outfit: fit out a ship.
7. To provide a place or time for: You can't fit any more toys in the box. The doctor can fit you in today.
8. To insert or adjust so as to be properly in place: fit a handle on a door.
1. To be the proper size and shape.
2. To be suited; belong: doesn't fit in with these people.
3. To be in harmony; agree: His good mood fit in with the joyful occasion.
adj. fit·ter, fit·test
1. Suited, adapted, or acceptable for a given circumstance or purpose: not a fit time for flippancy.
2. Appropriate; proper: Do as you see fit.
3. Physically sound; healthy: keeps fit with diet and exercise.
4. Biology Able to survive and produce viable offspring in a particular environment
1. The state, quality, or way of being fitted: the proper fit of means to ends.
2. The manner in which clothing fits: a jacket with a tight fit.
3. The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine or collection of parts.
fit to be tied
Roused to great anger or indignation; outraged.
fit to kill Slang
To an extreme or elaborate degree: dressed up fit to kill.

[Middle English fitten, to be suitable, marshal troops.]

fit′ly adv.
fit′ter n.

fit 2

1. Medicine
a. A seizure or convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.
b. A sudden physical outburst: a fit of coughing; a fit of laughter.
c. A sudden, involuntary physical reaction: a fit of shivering; a fit of cramps.
d. A sudden, involuntary mental experience: a fit of amnesia; a fit of déjà vu.
2. A sudden outburst of emotion: a fit of jealousy.
3. A sudden period of vigorous activity.
by (or in) fits and starts
With irregular intervals of action and inaction; intermittently.

[Middle English, hardship, probably from Old English fitt, struggle.]

fit 3

n. Archaic
A section of a poem or ballad.

[Middle English, from Old English.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a person who fits a garment, esp when it is made for a particular person
2. (Building) a person who is skilled in the assembly and adjustment of machinery, esp of a specified sort: an electrical fitter.
3. (Commerce) a person who supplies something for an expedition, activity, etc
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fitter - someone who fits a garment to a particular person
sartor, seamster, tailor - a person whose occupation is making and altering garments
Adj.1.fitter - improved in health or physical condition
better - (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better"
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[ˈfɪtəʳ] N
1. (in garage) → mecánico/a m/f
see also electrical, gas
2. [of garment] → probador(a) m/f
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[ˈfɪtər] n
[machinery, equipment] → monteur/euse m/f
(DRESSMAKING)essayeur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(for clothes) → Schneider(in) m(f)
(Tech, of engines) → Monteur(in) m(f); (for machines) → (Maschinen)schlosser(in) m(f); (not specially qualified) → Montagearbeiter(in) m(f); (of pipes etc)Installateur(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈfɪtəʳ] n (Tech) → installatore/trice; (of garment) → sarto/a
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(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.
the right size or shape for a particular person, purpose etc. Your dress is a very good fit.
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.
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).
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References in classic literature ?
But this last were fitter for a satire than for a serious observation.
All stood together on the deck, For a charnel-dungeon fitter: All fixed on me their stony eyes, That in the Moon did glitter.
I have related it in the past tense, but the present would be the fitter form, for again and again the somber tragedy reenacts itself in my consciousness--over and over I lay the plan, I suffer the confirmation, I redress the wrong.
I was afraid to agitate her by saying more; I left all other questions to be asked at a fitter and a quieter time.
But while speaking these few words, Martha grew so pale that she looked fitter to be laid in her coffin than to stand in the presence of Father Ephraim and the elders; she shuddered, also, as if there were something awful or horrible in her situation and destiny.
My dear Franklin, you, in your way, must imitate my patience, and wait, as I do, for a fitter time.
It was his custom, too, as it has been that of many other pious Puritans, to fast -- not however, like them, in order to purify the body, and render it the fitter medium of celestial illumination -- but rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.
Thou art proud, Rowena, and thou art the fitter to be my wife.
Let the three-headed guardian of the gate, And all the monstrous progeny of hell, The doleful concert join: a lover dead Methinks can have no fitter obsequies.
We lived together, we loved, we hated together; we shed, we mingled our blood together, and too probably, I may still add, that there may be yet a bond between us closer even than that of friendship; perhaps there may be the bond of crime; for we four, we once did condemn, judge and slay a human being whom we had not any right to cut off from this world, although apparently fitter for hell than for this life.
And they have a swarm of rusty, dusty, battered apostles standing around the filagree work, some on one leg and some with one eye out but a gamey look in the other, and some with two or three fingers gone, and some with not enough nose left to blow--all of them crippled and discouraged, and fitter subjects for the hospital than the cathedral.
Pulling at the handle, the footman set in motion, to judge by the sound produced, a bell of prodigious size, fitter for a church than a house.