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Meter vs. Fit

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Meternoun

(always meter) A device that measures things.

Fitadjective

Suitable, proper.

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

Meternoun

(always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.

‘gas meter’;

Fitadjective

Adapted to a purpose or environment.

‘survival of the fittest’;

Meternoun

(always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.

‘a labouring coal-meter’;

Fitadjective

In good shape; physically well.

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

Meternoun

The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.

Fitadjective

Good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful.

‘I think the girl working in the office is fit.’;

Meternoun

(music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.

Fitadjective

Prepared; ready.

Meternoun

The rhythm pattern in a poem.

Fitverb

(transitive) To be suitable for.

‘It fits the purpose.’;

Meternoun

A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

Fitverb

(transitive) 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.’;

Meternoun

(obsolete) A poem.

Fitverb

(intransitive) 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.’;

Meterverb

to measure with a metering device.

Fitverb

To make conform in size and shape.

‘I want to fit the drapes to the windows.’;

Meterverb

to imprint a postage mark with a postage meter

Fitverb

(transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.

‘I had a suit fitted by the tailor.’;

Meterverb

to regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath)

Fitverb

(transitive) To be in agreement with.

‘These definitions fit most of the usage.’;

Meternoun

One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter.

Fitverb

(transitive) To adjust.

‘The regression program fit a line to the data.’;

Meternoun

An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.

Fitverb

(transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.

Meternoun

A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

Fitverb

(transitive) To equip or supply.

‘The chandler will fit us with provisions for a month.’;

Meternoun

Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm; measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter.

‘The only strict antithesis to prose is meter.’;

Fitverb

(transitive) To make ready.

‘I'm fitting the ship for a summer sail home.’;

Meternoun

A poem.

Fitverb

To be seemly.

Meternoun

A measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the standard of linear measure in the metric system of weights and measures. It was intended to be, and is very nearly, the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of a meridian. See Metric system, under Metric.

Fitverb

To be proper or becoming.

Meternoun

the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

Fitverb

(intransitive) To be in harmony.

‘The paint, the fabrics, the rugs all fit.’;

Meternoun

any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

Fitverb

To suffer a fit.

Meternoun

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Fitnoun

The degree to which something fits.

‘This shirt is a bad fit.’; ‘Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.’;

Meternoun

rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

Fitnoun

Conformity of elements one to another.

‘It's hard to get a good fit using second-hand parts.’;

Meterverb

measure with a meter;

‘meter the flow of water’;

Fitnoun

The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.

Meterverb

stamp with a meter indicating the postage;

‘meter the mail’;

Fitnoun

(advertising) 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.’;

Fitnoun

(statistics) Goodness of fit.

Fitnoun

(bridge) 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.’;

Fitnoun

(archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.

Fitnoun

A seizure or convulsion.

‘My grandfather died after having a fit.’;

Fitnoun

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

Fitnoun

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.’;

Fitnoun

A sudden burst (of an activity).

Fit

imp. & p. p. of Fight.

Fitnoun

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

‘To play some pleasant fit.’;

Fitnoun

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

Fitnoun

The coincidence of parts that come in contact.

Fitnoun

A stroke or blow.

‘Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin,That keeps thy body from the bitter fit.’;

Fitnoun

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.

‘And when the fit was on him, I did markHow he did shake.’;

Fitnoun

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.

‘All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain.’; ‘The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously.’;

Fitnoun

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

‘The fits of the season.’;

Fitnoun

A darting point; a sudden emission.

‘A tongue of light, a fit of flame.’;

Fitadjective

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

‘That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in.’; ‘Fit audience find, though few.’;

Fitadjective

Prepared; ready.

‘So fit to shoot, she singled forth amongher foes who first her quarry's strength should feel.’;

Fitadjective

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

‘Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked?’;

Fitverb

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

‘The time is fitted for the duty.’; ‘The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature.’;

Fitverb

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.

‘The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes.’;

Fitverb

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

‘No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.’;

Fitverb

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.

‘That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions.’; ‘That time best fits the work.’;

Fitverb

To be proper or becoming.

‘Nor fits it to prolong the feast.’;

Fitverb

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

Fitnoun

a display of bad temper;

‘he had a fit’; ‘she threw a tantrum’; ‘he made a scene’;

Fitnoun

a sudden uncontrollable attack;

‘a paroxysm of giggling’; ‘a fit of coughing’; ‘convulsions of laughter’;

Fitnoun

the manner in which something fits;

‘I admired the fit of her coat’;

Fitnoun

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

‘a burst of applause’; ‘a fit of housecleaning’;

Fitverb

be agreeable or acceptable to;

‘This suits my needs’;

Fitverb

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

‘This piece won't fit into the puzzle’;

Fitverb

satisfy a condition or restriction;

‘Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?’;

Fitverb

make fit;

‘fit a dress’; ‘He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out’;

Fitverb

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’;

Fitverb

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’;

Fitverb

conform to some shape or size;

‘How does this shirt fit?’;

Fitverb

provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;

‘The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities’;

Fitverb

make correspond or harmonize;

‘Match my sweater’;

Fitadjective

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’;

Fitadjective

(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’;

Fitadjective

physically and mentally sound or healthy;

‘felt relaxed and fit after their holiday’; ‘keeps fit with diet and exercise’;

Fitadjective

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?’;

Fitadjective

having the requisite qualities or skills to undertake something competently

‘the party was fit to govern’;

Fitadjective

suitable and correct according to accepted social standards

‘a fit subject on which to correspond’;

Fitadjective

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’;

Fitadjective

ready

‘well, are you fit?’;

Fitadjective

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’;

Fitadjective

sexually attractive; good-looking

‘who's this fit babe?’;

Fitverb

be of the right shape and size for

‘those jeans still fit me’; ‘the shoes fitted better after being stretched’;

Fitverb

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

‘she was about to be fitted for her costume’;

Fitverb

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

‘Fiona says we can all fit in her car’;

Fitverb

install or fix (something) into place

‘they fitted smoke alarms to their home’;

Fitverb

provide (something) with a particular component or article

‘most tools can be fitted with a new handle’;

Fitverb

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’;

Fitverb

be compatible or in agreement with; match

‘the landlord had not seen anyone fitting that description’;

Fitverb

be suitable or appropriate for

‘the punishment should fit the crime’;

Fitverb

(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’;

Fitverb

have an epileptic fit

‘he started fitting uncontrollably’;

Fitnoun

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

‘the dress was a perfect fit’;

Fitnoun

the particular way in which things match

‘a close fit between teachers' qualifications and their teaching responsibilities’;

Fitnoun

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

Fitnoun

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

‘the child had frequent fits’;

Fitnoun

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

Fitnoun

a sudden burst of intense emotion

‘he had killed her in a fit of jealous rage’;

Fitnoun

a section of a poem.

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