To fit out
Fit Fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fitting}.] 1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation. [1913 Webster]

The time is fitted for the duty. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes. --Is. xliv. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required. [1913 Webster]

No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That time best fits the work. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. i. 1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. [1913 Webster] Ere the weary sun set in the west. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the next… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make out — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go out — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look out — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dress out — Dress Dress (dr[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dressed} (dr[e^]st) or {Drest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dressing}.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit out — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fit up — Fit Fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fitting}.] 1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation. [1913 Webster] The time is fitted for the duty.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fit out — v. (d; tr.) to fit out as (the ship was fitted out as a tender) * * * [ fɪt aʊt] (d;tr.) to fit out as (the ship was fit outted out as a tender) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fit out — verb To provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out. On hearing of this determination, Mr. Astor immediately proceeded to fit out a ship called the Enterprise, to sail in company with the Adams, freighted with… …   Wiktionary

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