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Definition of "fit" [fit]

  • To be the proper size and shape for: These shoes fit me. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be the proper size and shape: The tailor fitted the trousers by shortening them. (verb-transitive)
  • To measure for proper size: She fitted me for a new jacket. (verb-transitive)
  • To be appropriate to; suit: music that fits your mood. (verb-transitive)
  • To be in conformity or agreement with: observations that fit the theory nicely. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fit" in a sentence
  • "Likewise has been accepted its law of development: _That_, _in the struggle for existence_, _the strong and fit and the progeny of the strong and fit have a better opportunity for survival than the weak and less fit and the progeny of the weak and less fit_."
  • "Cathari ought not to be put to death after an ecclesiastical trial, lest the Church be compromised: "_Illud ab eo fit, cujus auctoritate fit_," he said, to justify his recommendation. ["
  • "Aditi Kinkhabwala of The Wall Street Journal took a closer look at recent seasons when the Giants were said to have "collapsed" and determined that the label fit only for 2010 and 2006."