See also: FiT, FIT, fît, and -fit

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Middle English fit (an adversary of equal power).

AdjectiveEdit

fit (comparative fitter, superlative fittest)

  1. Suitable, proper.
    You have nothing to say about it. I'll do exactly as I see fit.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Job 34:18:
      Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked?
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      He had drunk more than was fit for him, and he was singing some light song, when he saw approaching, as he said, the pale horse mentioned in the Revelation, with Death seated as the rider.
    • 2005, Lesley Brown, Sophist, translation of original by Plato, 243d:
      The rest we'll leave to be examined later, if we think fit;
  2. Adapted to a purpose or environment.
    survival of the fittest
  3. In good shape; physically well.
    You don't have to be a good climber for Kilimanjaro, but you do have to be fit.
  4. (Britain, informal, chiefly slang) Sexually attractive; good-looking; fanciable.
    I think the girl working in the office is fit.
    • 2004, Mike Skinner (lyrics and music), “Fit but You Know It”, in A Grand Don't Come for Free, performed by The Streets:
      I think you are really fit / You're fit but my gosh don't you know it.
    • 2007, Kate Nash, Paul Eppworth (lyrics), “Foundations”, in Made of Bricks, performed by Kate Nash:
      I said I'd rather be with your friends, mate, cos they are much fitter.
  5. Prepared; ready.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fitted or fit)

  1. (transitive) To be suitable for.
    It fits the purpose.
    • 1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ. George Wahr, pg. 81:
      The speaker should be certain that his subject fits the occasion.
  2. (transitive) To conform to in size and shape.
    The small shirt doesn't fit me, so I'll buy the medium size.
    If I lose a few kilos, the gorgeous wedding dress might fit me.
  3. (intransitive) To be of the right size and shape
    • 2016 February 2, Kate Winslet & al., Jimmy Kimmel Live!
      Even though in a way you let him freeze to death in the water, because the way I see it...
      I agree. Y'know, I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door.
      There was plenty of room on the raft.
      I know. I know, I know.
    I wanted to borrow my little sister's jeans, but they didn't fit.
    That plug fit into the other socket, but it won't go in this one.
  4. (transitive, with to) To make conform in size and shape.
    I want to fit the drapes to the windows.
    1. (transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
      I had a suit fitted by the tailor.
  5. (transitive) To be in agreement with.
    These definitions fit most of the usage.
    • 2004 October 14, Don Ringe, “Old English maþelian, mæþlan, mǣlan”, in J. H. W. Penney, editor, Indo-European Perspectives: Studies in Honour of Anna Morpurgo Davies[1], Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 427:
      Type D half-lines ending in words of this type are analysed by Hutcheson as ending in two completely unstressed syllables. That analysis must be descriptively correct for, say, the 10th cent.; whether it would have fitted the facts in the 8th cent. is much less clear.
  6. (transitive) To adjust.
    The regression program fit a line to the data.
  7. (transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.
    • 2012 May 13, Andrew Benson, “Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      Williams had a problem fitting his left rear tyre and that left Alonso only 3.1secs adrift when he rejoined from his final stop three laps later.
  8. (transitive) To equip or supply.
    The chandler will fit us with provisions for a month.
  9. (transitive) To make ready.
    I'm fitting the ship for a summer sail home.
    • 1871, Florence Nightingale, Una and the Lion, page 12:
      Thirty years ago, if a girl wished for training, there was none to be had. I can truly say there was no training to be had to fit a woman thoroughly for any life whatever.
  10. (intransitive, archaic) To be seemly.
  11. To be proper or becoming.
  12. (intransitive) To be in harmony.
    The paint, the fabrics, the rugs all fit.
Usage notesEdit
Derived termsEdit
Terms derived from fit (verb)
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

fit (plural fits)

  1. The degree to which something fits.
    This shirt is a bad fit.
    Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.
  2. Conformity of elements one to another.
    It's hard to get a good fit using second-hand parts.
  3. The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
  4. (advertising) Measure of how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
    The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings.
  5. (statistics) Goodness of fit.
  6. (bridge) The quality of a partnership's combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.
    During the auction, it is often a partnership's goal to find an eight-card major suit fit.
Usage notesEdit

Usually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (advertising): The Advertising Research Handbook Charles E. Young, Ideas in Flight, Seattle, Washington, April 2005

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown, possibly from Old English fitt (song), or from the sense of fitted to length. Compare Old Saxon *fittea (attested in the borrowed Latin vittea).

NounEdit

fit (plural fits)

  1. (archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary: fit, fyte n. 1

Etymology 3Edit

Unknown, possibly from Old English fitt (conflict). Compare Cornish fit (game match, bout); or else, probably cognate with Italian fitta (pain, especially sudden and stabbing pain). See more at Latin fīgere.

NounEdit

fit (plural fits)

  1. A seizure or convulsion.
    My grandfather died after having a fit.
  2. (medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.
  3. A sudden outburst of emotion.
    Synonyms: blowout, hissy, tantrum, spell, moment
    He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes.
    She had a fit and threw all of his clothes out through the window.
    He threw a fit when his car broke down.
  4. A sudden burst (of an activity).
    Synonyms: flurry, frenzy, paroxysm
    • 2007 July 9, Ryan J. Foley, “Wisconsin city^s largest employer threatens to leave over ethanol”, in Associated Press:
      A fit of spring-cleaning led Eric Brooks to a box of old newspaper clips from 1997.
Derived termsEdit
Terms derived from fit (noun)
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fitted)

  1. (intransitive, medicine) To suffer a fit.
    • 2016, 18 May, Three dogs die and seven more ill after drinking from the same Kent lake amid contamination fears (in The Telegraph)
      A spokesman said: "It is believed they (the dogs) got into the lake and drank from it. They came out and started fitting. Shortly after that three of them died and vets are attempting to resuscitate the other one."

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

fit

  1. (African-American Vernacular, dated) Fought.

AnagramsEdit


AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of onomatopoetic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fit (definite accusative fiti, plural fitlər)

  1. whistle
  2. siren (a device that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device)

DeclensionEdit

    Declension of fit
singular plural
nominative fit
fitlər
definite accusative fiti
fitləri
dative fitə
fitlərə
locative fitdə
fitlərdə
ablative fitdən
fitlərdən
definite genitive fitin
fitlərin
    Possessive forms of fit
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) fitim fitlərim
sənin (your) fitin fitlərin
onun (his/her/its) fiti fitləri
bizim (our) fitimiz fitlərimiz
sizin (your) fitiniz fitləriniz
onların (their) fiti or fitləri fitləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) fitimi fitlərimi
sənin (your) fitini fitlərini
onun (his/her/its) fitini fitlərini
bizim (our) fitimizi fitlərimizi
sizin (your) fitinizi fitlərinizi
onların (their) fitini or fitlərini fitlərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) fitimə fitlərimə
sənin (your) fitinə fitlərinə
onun (his/her/its) fitinə fitlərinə
bizim (our) fitimizə fitlərimizə
sizin (your) fitinizə fitlərinizə
onların (their) fitinə or fitlərinə fitlərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) fitimdə fitlərimdə
sənin (your) fitində fitlərində
onun (his/her/its) fitində fitlərində
bizim (our) fitimizdə fitlərimizdə
sizin (your) fitinizdə fitlərinizdə
onların (their) fitində or fitlərində fitlərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) fitimdən fitlərimdən
sənin (your) fitindən fitlərindən
onun (his/her/its) fitindən fitlərindən
bizim (our) fitimizdən fitlərimizdən
sizin (your) fitinizdən fitlərinizdən
onların (their) fitindən or fitlərindən fitlərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) fitimin fitlərimin
sənin (your) fitinin fitlərinin
onun (his/her/its) fitinin fitlərinin
bizim (our) fitimizin fitlərimizin
sizin (your) fitinizin fitlərinizin
onların (their) fitinin or fitlərinin fitlərinin

Derived termsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fictus, archaic past participle of fīgō (I fasten, fix). Doublet of fix and fixed.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit (feminine fita, masculine plural fits, feminine plural fites)

  1. fixed, steady (of eyes, regard, etc.)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

fit m (plural fits)

  1. target
    Synonym: fitó

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ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English fit.

AdjectiveEdit

fit

  1. (Cantonese) fit (physically well; in good shape)

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative form of .

NounEdit

fit

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) Used in 符fit.

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative form of .

NounEdit

fit

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) Used in 揸fit and 花fit.

Etymology 4Edit

Onomatopoeic.

VerbEdit

fit

  1. (Cantonese, onomatopoeia) To whip.

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit

  1. fit, healthy

Usage notesEdit

  • This adjective is indeclinable.

Further readingEdit

  • fit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • fit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit (comparative fitter, superlative fitst)

  1. fit (in good shape)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of fit
uninflected fit
inflected fitte
comparative fitter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial fit fitter het fitst
het fitste
indefinite m./f. sing. fitte fittere fitste
n. sing. fit fitter fitste
plural fitte fittere fitste
definite fitte fittere fitste
partitive fits fitters

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fit

  1. third-person singular past historic of faire

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English fit.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit (strong nominative masculine singular fitter, comparative fitter, superlative am fittesten)

  1. fit (in good physical condition)

DeclensionEdit

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IcelandicEdit

 
An example of interdigital webbing on a frog.
 
A casting on.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fit f (genitive singular fitjar, nominative plural fitjar)

  1. (zoology) web, interdigital webbing, a membrane that connects the digits of an animal
  2. (knitting) a casting on, casting on

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

fit

  1. third-person singular present passive indicative of faciō
  2. third-person singular present active indicative of fīō

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fit, probably through German fit.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit (masculine fitten, neuter fit, comparative méi fit, superlative am fitsten)

  1. fit (in good shape)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fit.

NounEdit

fit f (definite singular fita or fiti, indefinite plural fitjar or fiter, definite plural fitjane or fitene)

  1. (pre-2012) alternative form of fet

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

fit f (genitive fitjar, plural fitjar)

  1. (zoology, anatomy) webbed foot (of swimming birds)
  2. (zoology, anatomy) flippers (of a seal)
  3. (landform) meadowland on the banks of a lake or river

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • fit”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Northern Middle English fut, from Old English fōt, from Proto-West Germanic *fōt, from Proto-Germanic *fōts, from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fit (plural fits)

  1. foot
  2. lower end (of a street, river, field etc)
Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitin, simple past fitt, past participle fitt)

  1. to foot

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronounEdit

fit

  1. Doric form of what

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fit (nominative plural fits)

  1. (male or female) fish (cold-blooded vertebrate)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fit (plural fits) or fit (invariable)

  1. fit (in good shape)