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Definition 1: a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a burst of applause
  • a fit of housecleaning

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of fit ) repeated bursts of activity

"they worked in fits and starts"

Definition 2: the manner in which something fits - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I admired the fit of her coat

(fit is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

(... is a kind of fit ) the way a garment hangs

"he adjusted the hang of his coat"

Definition 3: a sudden uncontrollable attack - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a paroxysm of giggling
  • a fit of coughing
  • convulsions of laughter

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

Definition 4: a display of bad temper - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a fit
  • she threw a tantrum
  • he made a scene

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) a persisting angry mood

Definition 5: make correspond or harmonize - [verb of change]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Match my sweater

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of fit ) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(fit has a similar meaning as ...) be equal or harmonize

"The two pieces match"

Definition 6: make fit - [verb of change]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fit a dress
  • He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out

(fit is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of fit ) fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

(fit causes ...) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

"This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

Definition 7: insert or adjust several objects or people - [verb of change]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you fit the toy into the box?
  • This man can't fit himself into our work environment

(fit is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Definition 8: fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
  • This job doesn't match my dreams
  • meet a need

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of fit ) be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of

"This may answer her needs"

(... is a kind of fit ) overcome or allay

"quell my hunger"

(... is a kind of fit ) satisfy in a limited way

"He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"

(... is a kind of fit ) be sustained by

"He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"

(... is a kind of fit ) satisfy (thirst)

"The cold water quenched his thirst"

(... is a kind of fit ) be what is needed or be good enough for what is required

"Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"

(... is a kind of fit ) meet the requirements or expectations of

(... is a kind of fit ) be agreeable or acceptable to

"This suits my needs"

Definition 9: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with sails or masts

"rig a ship"

(... is a kind of fit ) furnish

"a beautifully appointed house"

(... is a kind of fit ) re-equip a factory or plant

(... is a kind of fit ) fit out again

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with armor

(... is a kind of fit ) provide with military equipment

(... is a kind of fit ) provide with electrical circuits

"wire the addition to the house"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with a shaft

(... is a kind of fit ) furnish with spars

(... is a kind of fit ) furnish with staves

"stave a ladder"

(... is a kind of fit ) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

(... is a kind of fit ) supply with a set of articles or tools

(... is a kind of fit ) fit with a muzzle

"muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with armed and armored motor vehicles

"mechanize armies"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse

(... is a kind of fit ) furnish with a collar

"collar the dog"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with spurs

"spur horses"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip (a car) with fins

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with a motor

"motorized scooters are now the rage"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with a motor vehicle

"The police around here are not motorized and patrol the streets on horseback"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip with a stock

"stock a rifle"

(... is a kind of fit ) equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes

(... is a kind of fit ) outfit or equip, as with accessories

"The actors were turned out lavishly"

(... is a kind of fit ) put into commission; equip for service; of ships

Definition 10: be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired - [verb of stative]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This piece won't fit into the puzzle

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) conform to some shape or size

"How does this shirt fit?"

(... is a kind of fit ) fit together exactly, of identical shapes

"triangles tessellate"

(... is a kind of fit ) fit as if by joints

"The boards fit neatly"

(fit has a similar meaning as ...) blend or harmonize

"This flavor will blend with those in your dish" "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

Definition 11: conform to some shape or size - [verb of stative]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How does this shirt fit?

(fit is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of fit ) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

"This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

Definition 12: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics - [verb of stative]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

(... is a kind of fit ) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

"Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

(... is a kind of fit ) be compatible or in accordance with

"You must adhere to the rules"

(... is a kind of fit ) form a pattern

"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

(fit has a similar meaning as ...) go together

"The colors don't harmonize" "Their ideas concorded"

(... is a kind of fit ) accord or comport with

"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

(... is a kind of fit ) be homologous

"A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"

(... is a kind of fit ) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

(... is a kind of fit ) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

"The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

(... is a kind of fit ) be compatible with

"one idea squares with another"

(... is a kind of fit ) duplicate or match

"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

(... is a kind of fit ) accord in appearance with

"You don't look your age!"

(... is a kind of fit ) match or correspond

"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

(... is a kind of fit ) be the same

"our views on this matter coincided"

(... is a kind of fit ) be or come into adjustment with

(... is a kind of fit ) to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation

"Do these facts correlate?"

(... is a kind of fit ) be parallel to

"Their roles are paralleled by ours"

(... is a kind of fit ) be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

"hat and cat rhyme"

(fit has a similar meaning as ...) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

"These stories don't check!"

Definition 13: be agreeable or acceptable to - [verb of stative]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This suits my needs

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is a kind of ...) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "This job doesn't match my dreams" "meet a need"

Definition 14: physically and mentally sound or healthy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • felt relaxed and fit after their holiday
  • keeps fit with diet and exercise

(fit is similar to ...) having a strong healthy body

"an able seaman" "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

(fit is similar to ...) physically fit

"exercised daily to keep herself in condition"

(means also ...) having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

"a rosy healthy baby" "staying fit and healthy"

(means also ...) financially secure and safe

"sound investments" "a sound economy"

(means also ...) in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury

"appears to be entirely well" "the wound is nearly well" "a well man" "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"

Definition 15: meeting adequate standards for a purpose - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(fit is similar to ...) adequate for the purpose

"the water was acceptable for drinking"

(fit is similar to ...) meant or adapted for an occasion or use

"a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty" "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"

(fit is similar to ...) having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

"behavior worthy of reprobation" "a fact worthy of attention"

(means also ...) suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

"a book not appropriate for children" "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity" "it seems that an apology is appropriate"

Definition 16: (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for fit in the sense of this definition

(fit is similar to ...) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

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