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English adjective: fit

1. fit meeting adequate standards for a purpose


SamplesA 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.


Similaracceptable, suitable, suited, worthy


See alsoappropriate


Antonymsunfit

2. fit (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed


SamplesIn 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.


Synonymsprimed, set


Similarready


Antonymsunready

3. fit physically and mentally sound or healthy


SamplesFelt relaxed and fit after their holiday.
Keeps fit with diet and exercise.


Similarable, able-bodied, conditioned, in condition


See alsohealthy, sound, well


Antonymsunfit


English noun: fit

1. fit (state) a display of bad temper


SamplesHe had a fit.
She threw a tantrum.
He made a scene.


Synonymsconniption, scene, tantrum


Broader (hypernym)bad temper, ill temper

2. fit (state) a sudden uncontrollable attack


SamplesA paroxysm of giggling.
A fit of coughing.
Convulsions of laughter.


Synonymsconvulsion, paroxysm


Broader (hypernym)attack

3. fit (attribute) the manner in which something fits


SamplesI admired the fit of her coat.


Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way


Narrower (hyponym)hang

4. fit (act) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)


SamplesA burst of applause.
A fit of housecleaning.


Synonymsburst


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)fits and starts


English verb: fit

1. fit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable to


SamplesThis suits my needs.


Synonymsaccommodate, suit


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet

2. fit (stative) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired


SamplesThis piece won't fit into the puzzle.


ExamplesThese cars won't fit


Synonymsgo


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fit


Narrower (hyponym)joint, tessellate


Verb groupblend, blend in, go

3. fit (stative) satisfy a condition or restriction


SamplesDoes this paper meet the requirements for the degree?.


Synonymsconform to, meet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, behoove, behove, coordinate, fill the bill, fit, fit the bill, fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy, suit

4. fit (change) make fit


SamplesFit a dress.
He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out.


ExamplesThey fit the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)dovetail


Causefit, go

5. fit (change) insert or adjust several objects or people


SamplesCan you fit the toy into the box?.
This man can't fit himself into our work environment.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt

6. fit (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsagree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal


Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin


Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

7. fit (stative) conform to some shape or size


SamplesHow does this shirt fit?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)fit, go

8. fit (possession) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose


SamplesThe expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities.


Synonymsequip, fit out, outfit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)accouter, accoutre, adorn, appoint, armor, armour, clothe, collar, commission, fin, fuse, horseshoe, instrument, invest, kit, kit out, kit up, mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize, motorize, motorize, muzzle, re-equip, refit, rejig, rig, set, set up, shaft, spar, spur, stave, stock, turn out, wire

9. fit (change) make correspond or harmonize


SamplesMatch my sweater.


ExamplesThey fit the cape


Synonymsmatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Narrower (hyponym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Verb groupmatch









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