(noun, adjective, verb)


1. meeting adequate standards for a purpose

- a fit subject for discussion

- it is fit and proper that you be there

- water fit to drink

Similar word(s): appropriate, acceptable, suitable, suited, worthy

2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') ready for use or action.

- in no fit state to continue

- fit to drop

- laughing fit to burst

Similar word(s): ready, primed, set

3. physically and mentally sound or healthy

- felt relaxed and fit after their holiday

- keeps fit with diet and exercise

Similar word(s): able, conditioned, healthy, sound, well

Sentences with fit as an adjective:

- You have nothing to say about it. I'll do exactly as I see fit.

- survival of the fittest

- You don't have to be a good climber for Kilimanjaro, but you do have to be fit.

- I think the girl working in the office is fit.


1. a display of bad temper

- he had a fit

Similar word(s): conniption, scene, tantrum

Definition categories: state

2. a sudden uncontrollable attack

- a fit of coughing

Similar word(s): convulsion, paroxysm

Definition categories: state, attack

3. the manner in which something fits

- I admired the fit of her coat

Definition categories: attribute, fashion, manner, mode, style, way

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

- a fit of housecleaning

Similar word(s): burst

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with fit as a noun:

- This shirt is a bad fit.

- Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.

- It's hard to get a good fit using second-hand parts.

- The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings.

- My grandfather died after having a fit.

- He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes.

- She had a fit and had thrown all of his clothes out of the window.

- He threw a fit when his car broke down.


1. be agreeable or acceptable to

Similar word(s): accommodate, suit

Definition categories: stative, fill, fit, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy

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

- This piece won't fit into the puzzle

Similar word(s): go

Definition categories: stative, fit

3. make fit

- fit a dress

- He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out

Definition categories: change, form, shape

4. insert or adjust several objects or people

- Can you fit the toy into the box?

- This man can't fit himself into our work environment

Definition categories: change, accommodate, adapt

5. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Similar word(s): agree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally

Definition categories: stative, be, equal

6. conform to some shape or size

- How does this shirt fit?

Definition categories: stative, be

7. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Similar word(s): equip, outfit

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

8. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

Similar word(s): fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

9. make correspond or harmonize

Similar word(s): match

Definition categories: change, adjust, correct, set

Sentences with fit as a verb:

- It fits the purpose.

- The small shirt doesn't fit me, so I'll buy the medium size.

- If I lose a few kilos, the gorgeous wedding dress might fit me.

- I wanted to borrow my little sister's jeans, but they didn't fit.

- I want to fit the drapes to the windows.

- I had a suit fitted by the tailor.

- These definitions fit most of the usage.

- The regression program fit a line to the data.

- The chandler will fit us with provisions for a month.

- I'm fitting the ship for a summer sail home.

- The paint, the fabrics, the rugs all fit.