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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. i.) To be proper or becoming.

(2): ( v. i.) To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.

(3): ( v. t.) To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.

(4): ( v. t.) To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; - said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.

(5): imp. & p. p. of Fight.

(6): ( n.) The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.

(7): ( n.) A stroke or blow.

(8): ( n.) A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness.

(9): ( n.) A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.

(10): ( n.) A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action.

(11): ( n.) A darting point; a sudden emission.

(12): ( n.) In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.

(13): ( superl.) Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.

(14): ( superl.) Prepared; ready.

(15): ( n.) The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.

(16): ( superl.) Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.

(17): ( n.) The coincidence of parts that come in contact.

(18): ( v. t.) To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.

(19): ( v. t.) To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.

King James Dictionary [2]

Fit, n. L. peto, impeto, to assult, or to Eng. pet, and primarily to denote a rushing on or attach, or a start. See fit, suitable.

1. The invasion, exacerbation or paroxysm of a disease. We apply the word to the return of an ague, after intermission, as a cold fit. We apply it to the first attack, or to the return of other diseases, as a fit of the gout or stone and in general, to a disease however continued, as a fit of sickness. 2. A sudden and violent attack of disorder, in which the body is often convulsed, and sometimes senseless as a fit of apoplexy or epilepsy hysteric fits. 3. Any short return after intermission a turn a period or interval. He moves by fits and starts.

By fits my swelling grief appears.

4. A temporary affection or attack as a fit of melancholy, or of grief a fit of pleasure. 5. Disorder distemperature. 6. Anciently, a song, or part of a song a strain a canto.

Fit, a. This is from the root of Eng. pass pat. In L. competo, whence compatible, signifies properly to meet or to fall on, hence to suit or be fit, from peto. This is probably the same word. The primary sense is to come to, to fall on, hence to meet, to extend to, to be close, to suit. To come or fall, is the primary sense of time or season.

1. Suitable convenient meet becoming.

Is it fit to say to a king, thou art wicked?  Job 34 .

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.  Colossians 3 .

2. Qualified as men of valor fit for war.

No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.  Luke 9 .


1. To adapt to suit to make suitable.

The carpenter - marketh it out like a line, he fitteth it with planes.  Isaiah 44 .

2. To accommodate a person with any thing as, the tailor fits his customer with a coat. The original phrase is, he fits a coat to his customer. But the phrase implies also furnishing, providing a thing suitable for another. 3. To prepare to put in order for to furnish with things proper or necessary as, to fit a ship for a long voyage. Fit yourself for action or defense. 4. To qualify to prepare as, to fit a student for college.

To fit out, to furnish to equip to supply with necessaries or means as, to fit out a privateer.

To fit up, to prepare to furnish with things suitable to make proper for the reception or use of any person as, to fit up a house for a guest.


1. To be proper or becoming.

Nor fits it to prolong the feast.

2. To suit or be suitable to be adapted. His coat fits very well. But this is an elliptical phrase.