Notebook, 1993-



To measure or determine the specifications of something . . . . Meet . . . . Apt . . . . To make a place for: Accommodate . . . . Adapted, Suitable, Acceptable, Proper, Ready, Sound, Healthy . . . . Meet, Apt, Happy, Felicitious . . . . Belong . . . . Harmonioius, Seemly, Agreeable, In Accord . . . . To condition, conform, insert, adjust until correct in place, shape, or size . . . . Division of a poem . . . .

Fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action . . . . Because every kind of relationship determines those things entirely good which do and do not fit, it is necessary to learn how to deal with various changes in relationship.

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Right size or shape for >>

Appropriate manner, process

Some condition, purpose, object, occasion, etc.

To place with care and precision; adjust

To adjust or make conform to something

To provide, furnish, equip

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1 fit n [ME, fr. OE fitt; akin to OS fittea division of a poem, OHG fizza skein] [bef. 12c] archaic: a division of a poem or song

2 fit adj [ME: akin to ME fitten] [14c] 1a [1]: adapted to an end or design: suitable by nature or by art [2]: adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving b: acceptable from a particular viewpoint [as of competence or morality]: Proper [a movie __ for the whole family] 2a: put into a suitable state: made ready [get the house __ for company] b: being in such a state as to be or seem ready to do or suffer something [fair __ to cry I was -Bryan MacMahon] [laughing __ to burst] 3: sound physically and mentally: Healthy -fit to be tied: extremely angry or irritated -fit to kill: in a striking manner [dressed fit to kill] -syn. Fit, Suitable, Meet, Proper, Appropriate, Fitting, Apt, Happy, Felicitious mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or cirumstance. Fit stresses adaptablility and sometimes special readiness for use or action [fit for battle]. Suitable imples an answering to requirements or demands [clothes suitable for camping]. Meet suggests a just proportioning [meet payment]. Proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom [proper acknowledgement]. Appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness [an appropriate gift]. Fitting implies harmony of mood or tone [a fitting end]. Apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination [apt quotations]. Happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate [a happy choice of words]. Felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful [a felicitious phrase].

4 fit vb [ME fitten to marshal troops, fr. or akin to MD vitten to be suitable; akin to OHG fizza skein] vt [15c] 1a: to be suitable for or to: harmonize with b archaic: to be seemly or proper for [it __s us then to be as provident as fear may teach us -Shak.] 2a: to conform correctly to the shape or size of [it doesnÍt __ me anymore] b [1]: to insert or adjust until correctly in place [__ shape and size [fitting the jacket to the customer] [3]: to measure for determining the specifications of something to be worn by [fitted him for a new suit] c: to make a place or room for: Accommodate 3: to be in agreement or accord with [the theory __s all the facts] 4a: to put into a condition of readiness b: to cause to conform to or often used with out 6: to adjust [a smooth curve of a specified type] to a given set of points -vi 1 archaic: to be seemly, proper, or suitable 2: to conform to a paritcular shape or size; also: to be accommodated [will we all __ into the car?] 3: to be in harmony or accord: Belong -often used with in

5 fit n [1823]: the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: as a: the way clothing fits the wearer b: the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts c: Goodness of fit

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]

Fit [ME; akin to MD vitten to befit]1. adapted or suited... 2. proper or becoming... 3. qualified or competent, as for an office or function... 4. worthy or deserving. 5. prepared or ready... 6. in good physical condition or health. -v.t. 7. to be adapted to or suitable for (a purpose, object, occasion, etc.). 8. to be of the right size or shape for..... 9. to adjust or make conform to something. 10. to make qualified or competent. 11. to prepare; make ready. 12. to place with care and precision; adjust..... 13. to provide; furnish; equip. v.i. 14. to be suitable or proper. 15. to be of the right size or shape.... 16. fit our or up, to furnish with clothing, furniture, or other requisites; supply equip. -n. 17. the manner in which a thing fits..... 18. something that fits.... 19. the process or a process of fitting. -Syn. 1. suitable, appropriate, apt, applicable, apropos. 2. fitting, befitting.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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