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. [root]77.] 1. Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy. [1913 Webster]

That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Fit audience find, though few. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Prepared; ready. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry's strength should feel. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

3. Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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