Fit vs. Fitted - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Fit (adjective)

    Suitable, proper.

    "You have nothing to say about it. I'll do exactly as I see fit."

  • Fit (adjective)

    Adapted to a purpose or environment.

    "survival of the fittest"

  • Fit (adjective)

    In good shape; physically well.

    "You don't have to be a good climber for Kilimanjaro, but you do have to be fit."

  • Fit (adjective)

    Good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful.

    "I think the girl working in the office is fit."

  • Fit (adjective)

    Prepared; ready.

  • Fit (verb)

    To be suitable for.

    "It fits the purpose."

  • Fit (verb)

    To conform to in size and shape.

    "The small shirt doesn't fit me, so I'll buy the medium size."

    "If I lose a few kilos, the gorgeous wedding dress might fit me."

  • Fit (verb)

    To be of the right size and shape

    "I wanted to borrow my little sister's jeans, but they didn't fit."

    "That plug fit into the other socket, but it won't go in this one."

  • Fit (verb)

    To make conform in size and shape.

    "I want to fit the drapes to the windows."

  • Fit (verb)

    To be in agreement with.

    "These definitions fit most of the usage."

  • Fit (verb)

    To adjust.

    "The regression program fit a line to the data."

  • Fit (verb)

    To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.

  • Fit (verb)

    To equip or supply.

    "The chandler will fit us with provisions for a month."

  • Fit (verb)

    To make ready.

    "I'm fitting the ship for a summer sail home."

  • Fit (verb)

    To be seemly.

  • Fit (verb)

    To be proper or becoming.

  • Fit (verb)

    To be in harmony.

    "The paint, the fabrics, the rugs all fit."

  • Fit (verb)

    To suffer a fit.

  • Fit (noun)

    The degree to which something fits.

    "This shirt is a bad fit."

    "Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit."

  • Fit (noun)

    Conformity of elements one to another.

    "It's hard to get a good fit using second-hand parts."

  • Fit (noun)

    The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.

  • Fit (noun)

    How well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.

    "The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings."

  • Fit (noun)

    Goodness of fit.

  • Fit (noun)

    The quality of a partnership's combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.

    "During the auction, it is often a partnership's goal to find an eight-card major suit fit."

  • Fit (noun)

    A section of a poem or ballad.

  • Fit (noun)

    A seizure or convulsion.

    "My grandfather died after having a fit."

  • Fit (noun)

    A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.

  • Fit (noun)

    A sudden outburst of emotion.

    "He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes."

    "She had a fit and threw all of his clothes out through the window."

    "He threw a fit when his car broke down."

  • Fit (noun)

    A sudden burst (of an activity).

  • Fitted (verb)

    ("to tailor, to change size")

  • Fitted (verb)

    (other senses)

  • Fitted (verb)

    inflection of fit||past|part|gloss=to tailor, change size

  • Fitted (verb)

    (other senses)

  • Fitted (adjective)

    Incorporating all of the fittings into connected units.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Fit (adjective)

    of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose

    "the house was not fit for human habitation"

    "is the water clean and fit to drink?"

  • Fit (adjective)

    having the requisite qualities or skills to undertake something competently

    "the party was fit to govern"

  • Fit (adjective)

    suitable and correct according to accepted social standards

    "a fit subject on which to correspond"

  • Fit (adjective)

    having reached such an extreme condition as to be on the point of doing the thing specified

    "he baited even his close companions until they were fit to kill him"

  • Fit (adjective)

    ready

    "well, are you fit?"

  • Fit (adjective)

    in good health, especially because of regular physical exercise

    "the measures would ensure a leaner, fitter company"

    "my family keep fit by walking and cycling"

  • Fit (adjective)

    sexually attractive; good-looking

    "who's this fit babe?"

  • Fit (verb)

    be of the right shape and size for

    "those jeans still fit me"

    "the shoes fitted better after being stretched"

  • Fit (verb)

    try clothing on (someone) in order to make or alter it to the correct size

    "she was about to be fitted for her costume"

  • Fit (verb)

    be of the right size, shape, or number to occupy a particular place

    "Fiona says we can all fit in her car"

  • Fit (verb)

    install or fix (something) into place

    "they fitted smoke alarms to their home"

  • Fit (verb)

    provide (something) with a particular component or article

    "most tools can be fitted with a new handle"

  • Fit (verb)

    join or cause to join together to form a whole

    "their bodies fitted together perfectly"

    "many physicists tried to fit together the various pieces of the puzzle"

  • Fit (verb)

    be compatible or in agreement with; match

    "the landlord had not seen anyone fitting that description"

  • Fit (verb)

    be suitable or appropriate for

    "the punishment should fit the crime"

  • Fit (verb)

    (of an attribute, qualification, or skill) make (someone) suitable to fulfil a particular role or undertake a particular task

    "an MSc fits the student for a professional career"

  • Fit (verb)

    have an epileptic fit

    "he started fitting uncontrollably"

  • Fit (noun)

    the particular way in which something, especially a garment or component, fits

    "the dress was a perfect fit"

  • Fit (noun)

    the particular way in which things match

    "a close fit between teachers' qualifications and their teaching responsibilities"

  • Fit (noun)

    the correspondence between observed data and the values expected by theory.

  • Fit (noun)

    a sudden attack of convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, typical of epilepsy and some other medical conditions

    "the child had frequent fits"

  • Fit (noun)

    a sudden short period of uncontrollable coughing, laughter, etc.

  • Fit (noun)

    a sudden burst of intense emotion

    "he had killed her in a fit of jealous rage"

  • Fit (noun)

    a section of a poem.

  • Fitted (adjective)

    made or shaped to fill a space or to cover something closely or exactly

    "navy-blue fitted sheets"

    "the blouse has a fitted bodice"

  • Fitted (adjective)

    (of a carpet) cut and laid to cover a floor completely.

  • Fitted (adjective)

    (of furniture) built to be fixed into a particular space

    "a fitted wardrobe"

  • Fitted (adjective)

    (of a room) equipped with matching units of fitted furniture

    "a fitted kitchen"

  • Fitted (adjective)

    attached to or provided with a particular component or article

    "a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle"

  • Fitted (adjective)

    having the appropriate qualities or skills to do something

    "I don't think he was fitted for the job"

Webster Dictionary

  • Fit

    imp. & p. p. of Fight.

  • Fit

    To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.

  • Fit

    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.

  • Fit

    To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.

  • Fit

    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.

  • Fit (noun)

    In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.

  • Fit (noun)

    The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.

  • Fit (noun)

    The coincidence of parts that come in contact.

  • Fit (noun)

    A stroke or blow.

  • Fit (noun)

    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.

  • Fit (noun)

    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.

  • Fit (noun)

    A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action.

  • Fit (noun)

    A darting point; a sudden emission.

  • Fit (adjective)

    Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.

  • Fit (adjective)

    Prepared; ready.

  • Fit (adjective)

    Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.

  • Fit (verb)

    To be proper or becoming.

  • Fit (verb)

    To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Fit (noun)

    a display of bad temper;

    "he had a fit"

    "she threw a tantrum"

    "he made a scene"

  • Fit (noun)

    a sudden uncontrollable attack;

    "a paroxysm of giggling"

    "a fit of coughing"

    "convulsions of laughter"

  • Fit (noun)

    the manner in which something fits;

    "I admired the fit of her coat"

  • Fit (noun)

    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);

    "a burst of applause"

    "a fit of housecleaning"

  • Fit (verb)

    be agreeable or acceptable to;

    "This suits my needs"

  • Fit (verb)

    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired;

    "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

  • Fit (verb)

    satisfy a condition or restriction;

    "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

  • Fit (verb)

    make fit;

    "fit a dress"

    "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"

  • Fit (verb)

    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"

  • Fit (verb)

    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"

  • Fit (verb)

    conform to some shape or size;

    "How does this shirt fit?"

  • Fit (verb)

    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;

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

  • Fit (verb)

    make correspond or harmonize;

    "Match my sweater"

  • Fit (adjective)

    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"

  • Fit (adjective)

    (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"

  • Fit (adjective)

    physically and mentally sound or healthy;

    "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"

    "keeps fit with diet and exercise"

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