apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination.
happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate.
a happy choice of words
felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful.
a felicitous phrase
Examples of fit in a Sentence
Patients are encouraged to get fit.
Are you fit enough to walk there? Verb
The suit fits him perfectly.
I hope this key fits the lock.
The two pieces fit each other perfectly.
This calculator will fit nicely in your shirt pocket.
The two pieces fit together perfectly.
How many people can fit in a phone booth?
The box was too large to fit through the door.
I can't fit all these groceries into the trunk of my car.
We weren't able to fit the box through the door. fitting the jacket to the customerSee More
Recent Examples on the Web
But despite the ‘fit being one of his most instantly memorable, Chalamet’s hair stole the show.—Marci Robin, Allure, 29 Nov. 2023 Ski boot fit is personal and performance-based, but generally the fit needs to feel secure without being constricting.—Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 Hannity gave assurances the governor would have time to answer questions and that the exchange would not be edited except to fit broadcast time constraints.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 Unroll the crust, fit into a pie plate, fold the edges under, and crimp.—Amanda Stanfield, Southern Living, 27 Nov. 2023 The captive hostages and their worried families are separated by the kind of mileage a fit person could run in an afternoon.—Matthew Hennessey, WSJ, 26 Nov. 2023 The house was funded by the philanthropist Amelia Peabody and with the help of the prominent architect Eleanor Raymond, Mária designed a house fit for a Sun Queen.—Johanna Mayer, Scientific American, 16 Nov. 2023 What to Consider These run large — be sure to size down for a boyfriend fit that won’t slide off.—Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 And ahead of the holidays, these types of wellness-centric products make for the perfect gift for the fit people in your life.—Anna Tingley, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023
Their resulting prototype, that fits in the palm of a hand, has detected TBI issues within postmortem animal samples.—Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 30 Nov. 2023 To fit the timeslot, credit windows will only air once a night, and recaps will only appear at the top of the night’s first episode after week one.—Michael Schneider, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Swift arrived on the carpet in a floor-length silver gown, fitting the premiere’s chrome theme.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Moreover, the work of transition can be neither top-down (i.e., mold the leader to fit the organization) nor bottom-up (i.e., mold the organization to fit the leader).—Sam Rockwell, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Now that the world has opened up again, many aren’t willing to relinquish all that comfort and go back to stiff and starchy fits.—Michael Loré, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 More than just cleaning up refrigerators’ acts, the alternatives could create cooling devices in miniature, small enough to fit in a pocket.—IEEE Spectrum, 29 Nov. 2023 The price-fixing case fit neatly into the overarching strategy, but the March 2022 retrial resulted in another hung jury.—H. Claire Brown, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 There’s also an option to buy a set of hangers on a custom rod that can be resized to fit a variety of spaces.—WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023
The notch collar, contrast piping trim and drapey fit add a touch of chic.—Noma Nazish, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 And then there’s fits that are made for resting easy.—Michael Loré, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 The simple indie sounds of the Folklore album comforted us during the unknowns of the pandemic, so a cozy cottagecore aesthetic is a perfect fit for the cold weather when many of us are stuck inside.—Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2023 Lipa let her outerwear do most of the talking with this fit, wearing her red hair down and keeping the makeup and jewelry to a minimum.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 29 Nov. 2023 The mesh material provides a sock-like fit that is lightweight and breathable, not to mention stylish.—Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 The position was a natural fit for the supermodel, who has worked with several international charities dedicated to improving lives and creating opportunities for young people, particularly in Africa.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 While the model's massive crewneck is definitely made of a much softer knit than Rory's famous fisherman sweater from the Y2K series' pilot episode, the color and oversized fit were spot on.—Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 18 Nov. 2023 Why was Fortnite the right fit for something like this?—Katcy Stephan, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English; akin to Middle English fitten
Verb and Noun (1)
Middle English fitten to marshal troops, from or akin to Middle Dutch vitten to be suitable
Middle English, from Old English fitt strife
Middle English, from Old English fitt; akin to Old Saxon fittea division of a poem, Old High German fizza skein