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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fit:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fit:


Fit is sometimes a misspelling of fight.

The word fit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fit

What does fit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fits

  1. a display of bad temper
  2. a sudden uncontrollable attack
    • example: a fit of coughing
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of fit: convulsion / paroxysm
    • more generic word: attack = a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
  3. the manner in which something fits
    • example: I admired the fit of her coat
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: fashion / manner / mode / style / way = how something is done or how it happens
    • more specific word: hang = the way a garment hangs
  4. a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    • example: a fit of housecleaning
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of fit: burst
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
    • more specific term: fits and starts = repeated bursts of activity

Alternative definition of the noun fit


  1. The degree to which something fits something else.
  2. [context: advertising] how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
  3. [archaic] A section of a poem or ballad, from the sense of fitted to length.
  4. [medicine] A seizure or convulsion.
  5. [medicine] A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.
  6. A sudden outburst of emotion.
  7. A sudden burst (of an activity).

Definition of the adjective fit

What does fit mean as an attribute of a noun?

Fit is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: fitter | fittest

  1. meeting adequate standards for a purpose
  2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
    • examples: in no fit state to continue | fit to drop | laughing fit to burst | she was fit to scream
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of fit: primed / set
    • similar: ready
  3. physically and mentally sound or healthy

Alternative definition of the adjective fit


  1. in good shape; physically well
  2. See suitable.
  3. [British, slang] good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful

Specialised definition of the adjective fit

Glossary of sports

strong and physically healthy (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb fit

What does fit mean as a doing word?

Fit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
tailor, change sizefittedfittedfittingfits
tailor, change sizefitfitfittingfits
be right sizefitfitfittingfits
be right size; primarily used in British Englishfittedfittedfittingfits

  1. be agreeable or acceptable to
  2. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    • examples: This piece won't fit into the puzzle | These cars won't fit
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Value] in [Location]We sleep five people in each roomMeasure Verbs: carry, contain, feed, hibernate, hold, house, seat, serve, sleep, store, take, use
      [Location] [Verb] [Value]Each room sleeps five people
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce thereVerbs of Putting: channel, rake, scrape, shovel, spoon, squash, squish, tuck, wipe, wring
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] between / in between [Destination, plural]He wedged the diamond between shifting dunes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] into / onto [Destination]I funneled the mixture into the bottle
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of fit: go
    • more specific words:
      • tessellate = fit together exactly, of identical shapes
      • joint = fit as if by joints
  3. make fit
    • examples: fit a dress | They fit the cape
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: form / shape = give shape or form to
    • more specific word: dovetail = fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
    • cause: go
  4. insert or adjust several objects or people
    • examples: Can you fit the toy into the box? | This man can't fit himself into our work environment
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: accommodate / adapt = make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  5. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  6. conform to some shape or size
    • example: How does this shirt fit?
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific word: go = be the right size or shape
  7. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  8. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
  9. make correspond or harmonize
    • example: They fit the cape
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of fit: match
    • more generic words: adjust / correct / set = alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    • more specific words: equilibrate / equilibrise / equilibrize / balance = bring into balance or equilibrium

Alternative definition of the verb fit


  1. [intransitive] Of an object, to be of the right size and shape so as to match another object.
  2. [ambitransitive] Of clothing, to be of the right size and cut.
  3. [transitive] To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
  4. [intransitive] To be fitting; to suit.
  5. [intransitive] [medicine] To suffer a fit.


FIT a.k.a. The Florida Institute of Technology, is a private doctoral/research university in Melbourne, Florida. Florida Tech has five academic divisions with emphases on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The university's 130-acre primary, residential campus is located near the Melbourne International Airport and the Florida Tech Research Park; it is about 50 miles from Kennedy Space Center and 75 miles from Orlando.


Who is Fit?

Fit a.k.a. Fitri is a drummer and singer.


Fit is a musical group.

  • albums: "Uz rijeku ... Daj mi ruku", "2011"


  1. "Fit" a.k.a. "Fit?" is a musical album of Old Blind Dogs.
  2. "Fit" is a musical single of Windmill.
  3. "Fit" is a musical album of Dharma Sons.


  1. "Fit": A last chance, dance class becomes a therapeutic encounter between adolescents struggling with their ideas about sexuality and adulthood from festival favourite Rikki Beadle-Blair.
  2. "Fit": Before leaving for work, Sagawa stares at himself in a suit in the mirror and talks to himself ebulliently, just like a teacher cheering on a pupil. His obsession to do something for others leads him to create a hero, but others see him as a suspicious individual and he is backed into a corner. Around the same time, a clumsy bunch of people, Kawakami, Sagawa's colleague, Ohki, a new recruit, Nitta, his client and obsessive complainer, Tahara, who was dating Sagawa's friend, and Masaru, his brother, begin to rely on other 'humans' to escape their own loneliness and suffering. Knowing it is not just happiness and joy that lie ahead, the way they still rely on human nature, that people cannot live alone, is comical but consummately beautiful.


  1. Fit a.k.a. Meänkieli is a group of distinct Finnish dialects spoken in the northernmost part of Sweden along the valley of the Torne River.
    • also known as Meankieli; Torne Valley Finnish; Tornedalen; North Finnish; Tornedalsfinska; Finnish, Tornedalen; Finnish, Tornedalen Language; Meänkieli dialects
  2. Fit: In precision mechanics, fit refers to the degree of 'looseness' with which an shaft is inserted into an orifice.
  3. Fit a.k.a. infC is a gene.
  4. FIT a.k.a. Fecal occcult blood test is a diagnostic test.
  5. Fit is a 2008 play by Rikki Beadle-Blair which was commissioned by the Gay Rights Charity Stonewall. The play was performed at The Drill Hall in London, The Birmingham Rep, The Contact Theatre in Manchester, the Unity Theatre in Liverpool, and the CCA in Glasgow. The show was also performed in Schools in London, Greater Manchester, Bournemouth, Brighton, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. At one point there was minor controversy in the Media - with articles in the Daily Mail and Guardian Online. The cast of was Lydia Toumaszou, Sasha Frost, Ludvig Bonin, Duncan Macinnes, Stephen Hoo, Jay Brown and Rikki Beadle-Blair. Fit was then made into a movie version with a new script and more characters surrounding the central characters played by the original London cast. The film has won many awards and the leading actors fly to Los Angeles for OutFest Film Festival for the World Premiere of Fit at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Blvd.
  6. Fit is a file format.

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Google previewThe First and Second Parts of King Edward IV. (1842)

Histories : Reprinted Form the Unique Black Letter First Edition of 1600, Collated with One Other in Black Letter, and with Those of 1619 and 1626 by Thomas Heywood

The word fit refers to the portions or pauses in a ballad or romance. ' Page 7, line 26. Falconbridge.] “ The person here meant was Thomas Nevil, bastard son to Lord Falconbridge; 'a man (says Hall) of no less courage then audacity, that a ...

Google previewLessons You Can Learn From Fitness Classes (2017)

by Ouvrage Collectif

Also, being fit means you have a better resistance against sickness so it means that you are totally healthy. Well, a plus point of why fitness is essential to achieve optimal health is appearing presentable. Yes, a good body shape can also ...

Google previewPublications (1853)

The word fit refers to the portions or pauses in a ballad or romance. Page 7. line 26. Falconbridge.] " The person here meant was Thomas Nevil, bastard son to Lord Falconbridge ; ' a man (says Hall) of no less courage then audacity, that a ...

Google previewGet Fit, Stay Fit (2015)

by William E Prentice

Summary □ Being fit means that the various systems of your body are healthy and function ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

fit, an int. expressive of sudden disappearance, or of pain: mid. L. ta, a pang]: popular name for convulsions (q.v. ); any an den attack of disease in which the body is often convulsed or deprived of sense; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (2017)

by Matthew Molineux

fit. How the individual's abilities, capacities, body structures, and functions enable them to interact effectively with the environment. It is necessary therefore to consider key features of the environment to examine the match or mismatch between ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Fit A sudden and temporary disorder, s. Fit Qualified; convenient ; proper ; right, a. To fit To suit; to adopt ; to equip, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1977)

Volume 7 - Curve Fitting to Early Development of Programming Languages by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

The solid line is a linear least squares fit to all four points wilh unit weight factors. The dashed line is a fit to only three points. This is equivalent to reducing the weight of point x to zero. estimate of the process in question. Prediction is possible ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Fit. and. Comfort. A. Luximon. and. M. Zhang. 1 INTRODUCTION Footwear has become increasingly specialized for a variety of tasks and functions. Currently, there are shoes for almost all sports and occasions. Footwear has become an ...

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Invitation to Join the Fit Muslimah Revolution in Sign Language

Quotes about Fit


Her breast is fit for pearls,
But I was not a "Diver"—
Her brow is fit for thrones
But I have not a crest.
Her heart is fit for home—
I—a Sparrow—build there
Sweet of twigs and twine
My perennial nest. (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of F4I1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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