1600, Edward Fairfax (translator), Godfrey of Bulloigne (originally by Torquato Tasso)
So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel.
fit (third-person singular simple presentfits, present participlefitting, simple past and past participlefittedorfit)
(transitive) To be suitable for.
1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ. George Wahr, pg. 81:
The speaker should be certain that his subject fits the occasion.
(transitive) To conform to in size and shape.
(intransitive) To be of the right size and shape
2016 February 2, Kate Winslet & al., Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Even though in a way you let him freeze to death in the water, because the way I see it... I agree. Y'know, I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door. There was plenty of room on the raft. I know. I know, I know.
(transitive, with to) To make conform in size and shape.
(transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
(transitive) To be in agreement with.
(transitive) To adjust.
(transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.
(transitive) To equip or supply.
(transitive) To make ready.
(intransitive, archaic) To be seemly.
To be proper or becoming.
(intransitive) To be in harmony.
In senses 1 to 6, this is generally a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See Category:English stative verbs
The degree to which something fits.
Conformity of elements one to another.
The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
(advertising) How well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
(statistics) Goodness of fit.
(bridge) The quality of a partnership's combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.
Usually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.
(advertising): The Advertising Research Handbook Charles E. Young, Ideas in Flight, Seattle, WA, April 2005
Unknown, possibly from Old Englishfitt(“song”), or from the sense of fitted to length.
(archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.
1771, Samuel Johnson, "Letter to Bennet Langton, Esq. (March 20)," in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol 2:
Dr. Percy has written a long ballad in many fits.
Oxford English Dictionary: fit, fyte n. 1
Unknown, possibly from Old Englishfitt(“conflict”).
Probably cognate with Italianfitta(“pain, especially sudden and stabbing pain”).
See more at Latinfīgere.
A seizure or convulsion.
(medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.
A sudden outburst of emotion.
Synonyms:blowout, hissy, tantrum, spell, moment
A sudden burst (of an activity).
Synonyms:flurry, frenzy, paroxysm
fit (third-person singular simple presentfits, present participlefitting, simple past and past participlefitted)
(intransitive, medicine) To suffer a fit.
2016, 18 May, Three dogs die and seven more ill after drinking from the same Kent lake amid contamination fears (in The Telegraph)
A spokesman said: "It is believed they (the dogs) got into the lake and drank from it. They came out and started fitting. Shortly after that three of them died and vets are attempting to resuscitate the other one."
ITF, TIF, if't
Of onomatopoetic origin.
fit (definite accusativefiti, pluralfitlər)
siren (a device that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device)
fit çalmaq(“to whistle”)
(Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfit/
fit (femininefita, masculine pluralfits, feminine pluralfites)