Definition for FIT

FIT, v.t.

  1. To adapt; to suit; to make suitable. The carpenter – marketh it out with a line, he fitteth it with planes. Is. xliv.
  2. To accommodate a person with any thing; as, the tailor fits his customer with a coat. The original phrase is, he fits a coat to his customer. But the phrase implies also furnishing, providing a thing suitable for another.
  3. To prepare; to put in order for; to furnish with things proper or necessary; as, to fit a ship for a long voyage. Fit yourself for action or defense.
  4. To qualify; to prepare; as, to fit a student for college. To fit out, to furnish; to equip; to supply with necessaries or means; as, to fit out a privateer. To fit up, to prepare; to furnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; as, to fit up a house for a guest.

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