Fit

Definition of Fit

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Fight.
n.1.In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
To play some pleasant fit.
- Spenser.
a.1.Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
Fit audience find, though few.
- Milton.
2.Prepared; ready.
3.Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked?
- Job xxxiv. 18.
v. t.1.To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
[imp. & p. p. Fitted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fitting .]
2.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.
The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes.
- Is. xliv. 13.
3.To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
4.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.
To fit out
to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.
To fit up
to furnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest.
v. i.1.To be proper or becoming.
2.To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
n.1.The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
2.(Mach.) The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
Fit rod
(Shipbuilding) a gauge rod used to try the depth of a bolt hole in order to determine the length of the bolt required.
- Knight.
1.A stroke or blow.
2.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.
3.A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit of melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.
4.A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action.
The fits of the season.
- Shak.
5.A darting point; a sudden emission.
A tongue of light, a fit of flame.
- Coleridge.
By fits
by intervals of action and repose; impulsively and irregularly; intermittently.

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