: acceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) : proper
a movie fit for the whole family
: adapted to an end or design : suitable by nature or by art
found him to be a fit officer and gentleman — Time
: adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving
: sound physically and mentally : healthy
keeps fit by playing tennis and handball
: put into a suitable state : made ready
get the house fit for company getting the ship fit for sea
: being in such a state as to be or seem ready to do or suffer something
fair fit to cry I was— Bryan MacMahon laughing fit to burst
fit to be tied
fit to kill
: extremely angry or irritated
Dad was fit to be tied when my sister came home late last night.
: in a striking manner
dressed fit to kill
fitted or fit; fitting; fits
: to conform correctly to the shape or size of
These jeans don't fit me anymore.
: to insert or adjust until correctly in place
Fit the dough into the pan. He had some trouble fitting all of the pieces back into place.
: to make or adjust to the right shape and size
Theresa uploaded a snapshot on Twitter showing some of the mannequins she uses to fit the costumes.— Gemma Strong
: to measure for determining the specifications of something to be worn by
The tailor fitted him for a new suit.
: to make a place or room for : accommodate
She fit all of the books into a single box.
: to be suitable for or to : harmonize with
"My first impression of Joy was that her name fit her perfectly. She radiated joy and calmness …"— Beth Coger
: to be seemly or proper for
It fits us, then, to be as provident / As fear may teach us …— William Shakespeare
: to be in agreement or accord with
The theory fits all the facts.
: to put into a condition of readiness
His temperament fitted him to understand an age of courageous exploits …— Van Wyck Brooks
: to cause to conform to or suit something
You must fit the words to the music.
: supply, equip
fitted the ship with new engines
—often used with out The guest rooms … have been fitted out with antique and reproduction furnishings …— Mimi Elder
: to adjust (a smooth curve of a specified type) to a given set of points
: to conform to a particular shape or size
The dress fits perfectly.
: to be accommodated
Will we all fit into the car?
: to be in harmony or accord : belong
—often used with in "He wanted the house to look natural, to fit in with the island landscape. …"— Olivia HarrisonI arrived in the United States at age three and grew up wanting both to live up to the … expectations of my parents and to fit in with the customs of my new homeland.— Nely Galán
: to experience or be affected with a seizure and especially an epileptic seizure
The 48-year-old was shopping in Stourbridge's Ryemarket when she collapsed and began fitting. — Birmingham (U.K.) Evening Mail
: to be seemly, proper, or suitable
Why dost thou laugh? It fits not with this hour.— William Shakespeare
: the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: such as
: the way clothing fits the wearer
: the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts
: an emotional reaction (as in anger or frustration)
has a fit when I show up late
: a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)
cleaned the whole house in a fit of efficiency
: a sudden violent attack of a disease (such as epilepsy) especially when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness : paroxysm
: a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance
or by fits and starts
or in fits and starts
: in an impulsive and irregular manner
construction proceeded by fits and starts
: a division of a poem or song
dialectal past tense and past participle of