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Definition of 'fit'


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


  1. be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
       Synonyms: suit accommodate
  2. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
       Synonyms: go
  3. satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
       Synonyms: meet conform to
  4. make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
  5. insert or adjust several objects or people; "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
  6. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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"
       Synonyms: match correspond check jibe gibe tally agree
       Antonyms: disagree disaccord discord
  7. conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
  8. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
       Synonyms: equip fit out outfit
  9. make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
       Synonyms: match


  1. meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "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"
       Antonyms: unfit
  2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "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"
       Synonyms: primed set
  3. physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
       Synonyms: healthy
       Antonyms: unfit

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