What is the meaning of fit?


  • A display of bad temper.
    • usage: "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
  • A sudden uncontrollable attack.
    • usage: "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
  • The manner in which something fits.
    • usage: "I admired the fit of her coat"
  • A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason. )
    • usage: "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"


  • Be agreeable or acceptable to.
    • usage: "This suits my needs"
  • Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.
    • usage: "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
    • synonyms: go
  • Satisfy a condition or restriction.
    • usage: "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree"
  • Make fit.
    • usage: "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
  • Insert or adjust several objects or people.
    • usage: "Can you fit the toy into the box"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
  • Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
    • usage: "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
  • Conform to some shape or size.
    • usage: "How does this shirt fit"
  • Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose.
    • usage: "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
  • Make correspond or harmonize.
    • usage: "Match my sweater"


  • Meeting adequate standards for a purpose.
    • usage: "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"
  • Usually followed by `to' or `for'. ( on the point of or strongly disposed)
    • usage: "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"
  • Physically and mentally sound or healthy.
    • usage: "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
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APAWordNet. (2010). fit. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/fit/definitions/1174169
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