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Definition of FIT

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Fit \Fit\, v. i.
     1. To be proper or becoming.
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              Nor fits it to prolong the feast.     --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well. [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\, n.
     1. The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mach.)
        (a) The coincidence of parts that come in contact. (b) The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly. [1913 Webster]

     {Fit rod} (Shipbuilding), a gauge rod used to try the depth of a bolt hole in order to determine the length of the bolt required. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\ (f[i^]t),
     imp. & p. p. of {Fight}. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fitting}.]
     1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation. [1913 Webster]

              The time is fitted for the duty.      --Burke. [1913 Webster]

              The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature.                     --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc. [1913 Webster]

              The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes.               --Is. xliv.
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     3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required. [1913 Webster]

              No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on. [1913 Webster]

              That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              That time best fits the work.         --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To fit out}, to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.

     {To fit up}, to furnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest. [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\, n. [AS. fitt a song.]
     In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus. [Written also {fitte}, {fytte}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

           To play some pleasant fit.               --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\, a. [Compar. {Fitter} (f[i^]t"t[~e]r); superl. {Fittest} (f[i^]t"t[e^]st).] [OE. fit, fyt; cf. E. feat neat, elegant, well made, or icel. fitja to web, knit, OD. vitten to suit, square, Goth. f[=e]tjan to adorn. [root]77.]
     1. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualities, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy. [1913 Webster]

              That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in.                                   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Fit audience find, though few.        --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Prepared; ready. [Obs.]
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              So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel.                                 --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

     3. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper. [1913 Webster]

              Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked? --Job xxxiv. 18.

     Syn: Suitable; proper; appropriate; meet; becoming; expedient; congruous; correspondent; apposite; apt; adapted; prepared; qualified; competent; adequate. [1913 Webster]

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Fit \Fit\, n. [AS. fit strife, fight; of uncertain origin. [root] 77.]
     1. A stroke or blow. [Obs. or R.]
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              Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin, That keeps thy body from the bitter fit. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness. [1913 Webster]

              And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake.                     --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit of melancholy, of passion, or of laughter. [1913 Webster]

              All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain.                              --Swift. [1913 Webster]

              The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously.                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     4. A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action. [1913 Webster]

              The fits of the season.               --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. A darting point; a sudden emission. [R.]
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              A tongue of light, a fit of flame.    --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

     {By fits}, {By fits and starts}, by intervals of action and repose; impulsively and irregularly; intermittently. [1913 Webster]

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FIT
         Fraunhofer institut fuer angewandte InformationsTechnik (org.)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

FIT
         Failures In Time


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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