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English

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Etymology 1

From the noun fit

Verb

Infinitive
to fit

Third person singular
fits

Simple past
fitted or fit

Past participle
fitted or fit

Present participle
fitting

to fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past fitted or fit, past participle fitted or fit)
  1. (intransitive) Of an object, to be of the right size and shape so as to match another object.
    I want to fit the drapes to the design of the room
  2. (intransitive) 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.
    • 1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ. George Wahr, pg. 81:
      The speaker should be certain that his subject fits the occasion.
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Etymology 2

From the noun fit

Adjective

fit (comparative fitt, superlative er)

Positive
fit

Comparative
fitt

Superlative
er

  1. in good shape
  2. suitable
    • 2005, Lesley Brown, Sophist, original by Plato,  
      The rest we'll leave to be examined later, if we think fit;
  3. (British slang) good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful
    I think the girl working in the office is fit.
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Etymology 3

Old English fitt

Noun

Singular
fit

Plural
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fit ({{{1}}})
  1. The degree to which something fits something else.
    This shirt is a bad fit.
    Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.
  2. (Advertising) how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
    The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings.
Usage notes

Usually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.

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References

for 2nd definition: The Advertising Research Handbook Charles E. Young, Ideas in Flight, Seattle, WA, April 2005

Noun

Singular
fit

Plural
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fit ({{{1}}})
  1. (medicine) A seizure or convulsion.
  2. (medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time; as, a coughing fit
  3. A sudden outburst of emotion.
    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.
  4. (archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.
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Verb

Infinitive
to fit

Third person singular
fit

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to fit (third-person singular simple present fit, present participle t, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) (medicine) To suffer a fit.

Catalan

Adjective

fit m. (feminine fita, masculine plural fits, feminine plural fites)

Singular
fit
fita f.

Plural
fits m.
fites f.

  1. fixed (of eyes, regard, etc.)

Noun

fit m. (plural fits)

Singular
fit m.

Plural
fits m.

  1. target

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

fit (fitte, comparative: fitter, superlative: fitst)

  1. fit (in good shape)

French

Verb

fit

  1. third-person singular indicative past historic of faire

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