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Fit \Fit\, v. i.
To be proper or becoming.
Nor fits it to prolong the feast.
To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
Fit \Fit\, imp. & p. p. of Fight. [Obs. or Colloq.]
Fit \Fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fitting.]
To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
The time is fitted for the duty.
The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature.
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.
The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes.
--Is. xliv. 1
3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.
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.
That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions.
That time best fits the work.
To fit out, to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.
To fit up, to furnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest.
To play some pleasant fit.
Fit \Fit\, a. [Compar. Fitter; superl. Fittest.] [OE. fit, fyt; cf. E. feat neat, elegant, well made, or icel. fitja to web, knit, OD. vitten to suit, square, Goth. f?tjan to adorn.
Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in.
Fit audience find, though few.
Prepared; ready. [Obs.]
So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel.
Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked?
--Job xxxiv. 18.
Syn: Suitable; proper; appropriate; meet; becoming; expedient; congruous; correspondent; apposite; apt; adapted; prepared; qualified; competent; adequate.
Fit \Fit\, n.
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.
Fit rod (Shipbuilding), a gauge rod used to try the depth of a bolt hole in order to determine the length of the bolt required.
Fit \Fit\, n. [AS. fit strife, fight; of uncertain origin.
A stroke or blow. [Obs. or R.]
Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin, That keeps thy body from the bitter fit.
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.
And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake.
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.
All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain.
The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously.
A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action.
The fits of the season.
A darting point; a sudden emission. [R.]
A tongue of light, a fit of flame.
By fits, By fits and starts, by intervals of action and repose; impulsively and irregularly; intermittently.
Fit or FIT may refer to:
In precision mechanics, fit refers to the degree of 'looseness' with which an shaft is inserted into an orifice.
This coupling is related to the tolerance or allowance of both parts dimensions. The shaft and the orifice must be of a similar diameter, otherwise there will not be a correct adjustment. With this in mind, measurements have been internationally standarised according to ISO regulation to ensure the interchangeability of items and their mass production.
Tolerance values are designated with a capital letter in the case of orificies and lower case letters in the case of shafts. The lower the value the higher the machining costs, as a greater precision is required. <!-- texto a ocultar
Fit (2010 film)
Fit is a 2010 film written and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, and commissioned by the Gay Rights Charity Stonewall. It is adapted from the 2008 play of the same name about the everyday lives of a group of both gay and straight millennial students taking drama and dance class. The original play had been developed in 2008 to address the growing problem of homophobic bullying in British schools, and was especially created for KS3 students, with a specific focus on learning objectives from the National Curriculum including PHSE and Citizenship. The film itself was opened in the form of an introductory chapter, with six interlinking chapters of fifteen minutes, each focusing on one of the main characters in a first-person perspective of their life, views and problems. The DVD release of Fit also contained five video diaries for each of the characters, giving students and other viewers the opportunity to listen to the characters talking more in-depth about their feelings and the situation they are facing.
The 2008 play performed in theatre venues including -
- The Drill Hall
- The Birmingham Rep
- The Contact Theatre
- The Unity Theatre, Liverpool
- The CCA, Glasgow
The play was also performed in various schools in England and Scotland. At one point there was minor controversy in the media, with articles in the Daily Mail and on The Guardian's website. The 2008 cast had included Duncan MacInnes, Ludvig Bonin, Sasha Frost, Lydia Toumazou, Stephen Hoo, Jay Brown and Rikki Beadle-Blair. In the film adaption in 2010, there was a new script, with the original cast staying as the central characters, and being joined by others. The film has won many awards and the leading actors fly to Los Angeles for Outfest Film Festival for the World Premiere of Fit at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Blvd.
the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: burst]
adj. meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to" [syn: fit to(a), fit for(a)] [ant: unfit]
(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time" [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]
be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: go]
make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
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"
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun" [syn: match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" [syn: match]
suitable, proper. Etymology 2
n. 1 The degree to which something fits. 2 Conformity of elements one to another. 3 The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly. 4 (context advertising English) how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand. 5 (context statistics English) goodness of fit. v
1 (context transitive English) To be suitable for. 2 (context transitive English) To conform to in size and shape. 3 (context intransitive English) To be of the right size and shape, as of clothing. 4 (context transitive with ''to'' English) To make conform in size and shape. 5 # (context transitive English) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size. 6 (context transitive English) To be in agreement with. 7 (context transitive English) To adjust. 8 (context transitive English) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing. Etymology 3
n. (context archaic English) A section of a poem or ballad. Etymology 4
n. 1 (context medicine, dated English) A seizure or convulsion. 2 (context medicine English) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time. 3 A sudden outburst of emotion. 4 A sudden burst (of an activity). vb. (context intransitive medicine English) To suffer a fit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1680s, "process of fitting," from fit (v.). From 1823 as "the fitting of one thing to another;" 1831 as "the way something fits."
c.1400, "to marshal or deploy (troops);" early 15c. as "be fitting or proper, be suitable," from fit (adj.) and perhaps in part from Scandinavian (compare Old Norse fitja "knit"). From 1580s as "be the right shape." Transitive sense of "provide with what is suitable" is from 1590s; that of "make fit or suitable, bring into corresponding form or condition" is from c.1600. Related: Fitted; fitting. Fitted sheets is attested from 1948.
"paroxysm, sudden attack" (as of anger), 1540s, probably via Middle English sense of "painful, exciting experience" (early 14c.), from Old English fitt "conflict, struggle," which is of uncertain origin, with no clear cognates outside English. Perhaps ultimately cognate with fit (adj.) on notion of "to meet." Meaning "sudden impulse toward activity or effort" is from 1580s. Phrase by fits and starts first attested 1610s (by fits is from 1580s).
"suited to the circumstances, proper," mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English noun fit "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), which is perhaps connected to fit (n.1). In athletics, "in condition, properly trained for action," from 1869. Related: Fitter; fittest. Survival of the fittest (1867) coined by H. Spencer.
part of a poem, Old English fitt, of unknown origin; perhaps related to fit (n.2).
Usage examples of "fit".
If he refuses to return and abjure his heresy and give fitting satisfaction, he is delivered to the secular Court to be punished.
In understandably emphasizing the importance and the urgency of eco-holistic fit, the holists have absolutized the Lower-Right quadrant, which, in thus sealing it off from any true integration, condemns it to the fate of all fragments.
But Mary was shy of acceding to such invitations and at last frankly told her friend Patience, that she would not again break bread in Greshamsbury in any house in which she was not thought fit to meet the other guests who habitually resorted there.
I for one think it behooves us to find a more fitting way to salute Rome and Romulus than acrimonious and ill-mannered meetings of the Senate.
But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.
Many were too large to fit comfortably in buildings constructed on a human scale, and others, such as the Afanc and other water-dwellers, were unable to leave their own element, though they could move from Upper to Lower waters, and indeed, to other lakes and waterways in Gendival, via a network of subterranean waterways carved out by the Gaeorn long ago.
He found his suit ready made and fitted afore he thought he was half measured.
Beautiful Agami woodwork, larken-built, like all the best of the Agami: each panel was made of thousands of pieces of wood, some as large as a thumbnail, some as small as a splinter, each one invisibly glued into place, fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle.
Like mine, it was Agami larken woodwork, each side made of hundreds of smaller pieces carefully fit together, but this was not nearly as nice a piece of work as mine.
Making the trip down ten flights would be the ultimate way to flip off her agoraphobia, a fitting cap to her week of desensitization and self-improvement.
Carnia were up in arms, that numerous bands of robbers had descended from the mountains of Ziccola and Agrapha, and had made their appearance on the other side of the gulf, they resolved to proceed by water to Prevesa, and having presented an order which they had received from Ali Pasha, for the use of his galliot, she was immediately fitted out to convey them.
The population was derived almost wholly from the agriculturists of the old order, and since agriculture had been considered a sluggish and base occupation, fit only for sluggish natures, the planet was now peopled with yokels.
Looking at creation, which is filled with objects of the senses, they came up with a special term, Akasha, to fit the soul.
She had the broad features common to the Akka people and the broad shoulders of a woman who has tackled a lot of reindeer, and it was hard to tell whether she contemplated those dogs with such an avid gaze because they looked fit to serve her, or to be eaten for supper.
Dincrist was the picture of a patrician-sportsman, even taller than Alacrity and very fit, white-haired and deeply tanned.