Meaning of FIT in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: fit · ted or fit ; fit · ting

Etymology: Middle English fitten to marshal troops, from or akin to Middle Dutch vitten to be suitable

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 a : to be suitable for or to : harmonize with b archaic : to be seemly or proper for <it fit s us then to be as provident as fear may teach us ― Shakespeare>

2 a : to conform correctly to the shape or size of <it doesn't fit me anymore> b (1) : to insert or adjust until correctly in place < fit the mechanism into the box> (2) : to make or adjust to the right shape and size < fitting the jacket to the customer> (3) : to measure for determining the specifications of something to be worn by < fitted him for a new suit> c : to make a place or room for : ACCOMMODATE

3 : to be in agreement or accord with <the theory fit s all the facts>

4 a : to put into a condition of readiness b : to cause to conform to or suit something

5 : SUPPLY , EQUIP < fitted the ship with new engines> ― often used with out

6 : to adjust (a smooth curve of a specified type) to a given set of points

intransitive verb

1 archaic : to be seemly, proper, or suitable

2 : to conform to a particular shape or size also : to be accommodated <will we all fit into the car?>

3 : to be in harmony or accord : BELONG ― often used with in

– fit · ter noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.