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Definition of Fit

  • imp. & p. p. of Fight.
  • In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
  • Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
  • Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
  • To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
  • 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.
  • To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
  • 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.
  • To be proper or becoming.
  • To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
  • The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
  • The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
  • The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
  • A stroke or blow.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action.
  • A darting point; a sudden emission.
  • a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
  • the manner in which something fits
  • a sudden uncontrollable attack
  • a display of bad temper
  • insert or adjust several objects or people
  • make fit
  • make correspond or harmonize
  • fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
  • provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  • be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
  • be agreeable or acceptable to
  • conform to some shape or size
  • physically and mentally sound or healthy
  • meeting adequate standards for a purpose

How to use fit in a sentence. Fit pronunciation.

Can Persons who have good Dispositions to Religion, who go but once or twice in a Year to the _Play-House_, say, upon their Experience, that they think the seeing of Plays is proper to encrease the Love of God in Men, to fit them for holy Exercises, and to promote their spiritual Welfare?
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Will not those _Lewd Scenes_ of Love, wherewith almost every Play is fraught, inflame the Fancy, heighten the Imagination, and render a Person thus prepar'd, a fit Subject for ill designing People to work on?
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If they look into the 11th Volume of his 'Sermons', they will find that in his Discourse against the _Evil of Corrupt Communication_, he tells them, _That Plays, as the Stage now is, are intolerable, and not fit to be permitted in a Civiliz'd, much less in a Christian Nation, They do most notoriously minister_, says he, _both to Infidelity and Vice.
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The Bawd, (since she saw nothing more was to be got by him) advises him to wait the Goldsmiths coming home, and then take a fit opportunity to go to her alone, and to pretend he was just come to Town; and to desire another Assignation from her, which being made, and you having once more Enjoy'd her, stay till her Husband comes, and do as you were first directed.
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Then tell him that you have appointed him to come that Evening, of which you thought fit to acquaint him, that he might give him that Correction which he saw necessary, to cool his too hot Blood: This will so much confirm your Husband in his opinion of your inviolable Chastity, that all your Treacherous Gallant shall offer to the contrary will be look'd upon as the Effect of Malice and Revenge.
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I say it, tolerably handsome then) was very civil to me, and treated me with much respect, giving me a good Dish of Fish for Supper, which with good Store of Wine, serv'd as a fit Provocative for that which follow'd after.
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No, I'll assure you, _says the more serious of the two_, We are in Earnest; and we'll pay you down half your Money, fifteen Pounds now, to put your self in a good Garb, fit for a Gentleman's Mistress.
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Nor, to be plain with you, Madam, said he, am I one of those Fellowes that usually Dine at any Greasie Ordinaries; and therefore I am for something fit for a Gentleman, and will pay accordingly.
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The lean, wiry, and very active man did not usually fall into these fits of total enervation excepting in the daytime, for after sundown a wonderful change would come over the gray-headed veteran, who nevertheless still displayed much youthful energy in the exercise of his official duties.
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Free to behave as he thought fit, Mumford beckoned Cobb to follow him into the front garden, where they conversed with masculine calm.
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Naturally there is no Russian fit to be the mate of this incarnation of Will.
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Dostoevski makes the convulsion come unexpectedly; Mr. De Morgan uses the fit as a kind of moral punctuation point.
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There isn't one of these people who is fit to pick up the handkerchief you let fall, so why then do you humiliate yourself and place yourself below everybody!
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Then the idiotic and epileptic Smerdakov-for Dostoevski must have his idiot and his fits, and they make an effective combination-is an absolutely original character out of whose mouth come from time to time the words of truth and soberness.
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He therefore begins by feigning madness, and acting so well that his madness comes upon him only at long intervals; at a dinner-party he has a violent fit; but he waits a whole month before having another attack.
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One day my sister said a man was at the door, who wanted to fit a set of springs to my bed.
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I found out why he took Mary instead of me; old as I was, I wasn't half so fit to go, and he was so full of mercy he let me stay long enough to see it!
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They proved a perfect fit; and that very night the overjoyed woman hurried to the prayer-meeting to announce that in answer to prayer the Lord had sent her the shoes.
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After a fit of unusual severity, she fell into a deep sleep, from which she awoke in her right mind; more than that, she learned to believe in the _Lord Jesus_, and rejoiced in His love.
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The little girl's fits were severe and distressing, and there were but short intervals between, just time to come out of one and with a gasp, pass into another still more terrible.
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Examples of Fit

Example #1
Can it be denied, but that the going of a few sober Persons, tho' but once a Year, to see a Play, that they think less offensive and dangerous, does encourage many others to go frequently to Plays, and to those that are more abominably loose and prophane; who might never go at all to them, if none frequented them but such as were entirely abandoned to Shame as well as Vice? VII.
Example #2
Can Persons who are sensible of, and do heartily lament their want of the Love and Fear of God, their too great a Love of the World, the frequent Distractions of their Mind in Prayer, and the Unruliness of their Lusts and Passions, delight to frequent a Place where they are surrounded with Temptations to the Love of the World; where what can excite to unlawful Desires and Actions is promoted; and the Arts of an easie Defilement are studied?
Example #3
Younger sort_; give their Minds quite a wrong Biass, and disarm them of that _Severity_ which is their greatest Guard, and which, when once lost, leaves 'em an easie Prey to every Temptation?
Example #4
Will the Strictnesses of Virtue and Religion be ever relished by a Mind tinctur'd with such Licentious Representations?
Example #5
By the Prophaneness of them they are apt to instil bad Principles into the Minds of Men, and to lessen that Awe, and Reverence which all Men ought to have for God and Religion: and by their Lewdness they teach Vice, and art apt to infect the Minds of Men, and dispose them to Lewd and Dissolute Practices.
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But I desire such would be perswaded to hear what the late A. B. Tillotson thought of these matters, (and I hope some Deference is due to his Judgment).