fit

"Don't have a fit about it!" someone might snap at you. Chances are you're making a fuss and acting out, characteristics that precisely fit or match what having a fit involves. Chill out.

When something fits like a glove, it fits just right. When you put a glove on, you fit each finger into its place. The word fit can mean "matching the shape of something" or "being a good match," like two people who meet online and turn out to be a good fit for one another. But its definitions are not always so rosy. If you're really angry and find yourself throwing a tantrum, you're having a fit.

Definitions of fit
  1. 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”
    Synonyms:
    appropriate
    suitable for a particular person, place, condition, etc.
    acceptable
    adequate for the purpose
    suitable, suited
    meant or adapted for an occasion or use
    worthy
    having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
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    unfit
    below the required standards for a purpose
    subhuman
    unfit for human beings
    unsuitable
    not meant or adapted for a particular purpose
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  2. 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”
    synonyms: primed, set
    ready
    completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
  3. verb
    be agreeable or acceptable to
    synonyms: accommodate, suit
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    conform to, meet
    satisfy a condition or restriction
  4. verb
    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    synonyms: agree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    check, check out
    be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
    accord, agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    be harmonious or consistent with
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    disaccord, disagree, discord
    be different from one another
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    consist
    be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
    look
    accord in appearance with
    answer
    match or correspond
    coincide
    be the same
    align
    be or come into adjustment with
    correlate
    bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
    parallel
    be parallel to
    duplicate, parallel, twin
    duplicate or match
    square
    be compatible with
    bear out, corroborate, support, underpin
    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    resemble
    appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    conform to, meet
    satisfy a condition or restriction
    homologize
    be homologous
    befit, beseem, suit
    accord or comport with
    accord, agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    be harmonious or consistent with
    pattern
    form a pattern
    adhere, hew
    be compatible or in accordance with
    rhyme, rime
    be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
    coordinate
    be co-ordinated
    look like
    bear a physical resemblance to
    come to life
    be lifelike, as of a painting
    take after
    be similar to a relative
    approximate, come close
    be close or similar
    fill the bill, fit the bill
    be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
    behoove, behove
    be appropriate or necessary
    fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
    meet the requirements or expectations of
    imitate
    appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    echo, recall
    call to mind
    blend, blend in, go
    blend or harmonize
    accommodate, suit
    be agreeable or acceptable to
    assonate
    correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance
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    be, equal
    be identical or equivalent to
  5. verb
    satisfy a condition or restriction
    synonyms: conform to, meet
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    coordinate
    be co-ordinated
    fill the bill, fit the bill
    be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
    behoove, behove
    be appropriate or necessary
    fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
    meet the requirements or expectations of
    accommodate, suit
    be agreeable or acceptable to
    answer, do, serve, suffice
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    cover
    provide for
    type of:
    agree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  6. verb
    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    “This piece won't fit into the puzzle”
    synonyms: go
    blend, blend in, go
    blend or harmonize
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    tessellate
    fit together exactly, of identical shapes
    joint
    fit as if by joints
  7. verb
    conform to some shape or size
    “How does this shirt fit?”
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    go
    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    tessellate
    fit together exactly, of identical shapes
    joint
    fit as if by joints
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  8. verb
    make fit
    fit a dress”
    “He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out”
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    dovetail
    fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
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    form, shape
    give shape or form to
  9. 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”
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    accommodate, adapt
    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  10. verb
    make correspond or harmonize
    synonyms: match
    match
    be equal or harmonize
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    balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize
    bring into balance or equilibrium
    complement
    make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
    compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up
    adjust for
    cancel, offset, set off
    make up for
    countervail, offset
    compensate for or counterbalance
    trim
    balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
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    adjust, correct, set
    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  11. verb
    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    synonyms: equip, fit out, outfit
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    rig, set, set up
    equip with sails or masts
    mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize
    equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
    fuse
    equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
    collar
    furnish with a collar
    spur
    equip with spurs
    fin
    equip (a car) with fins
    motorize
    equip with a motor
    motorize
    equip with a motor vehicle
    stock
    equip with a stock
    horseshoe
    equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
    turn out
    outfit or equip, as with accessories
    instrument
    equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
    muzzle
    fit with a muzzle
    kit, kit out, kit up
    supply with a set of articles or tools
    appoint
    furnish
    re-equip, rejig
    re-equip a factory or plant
    refit
    fit out again
    armor, armour
    equip with armor
    accouter, accoutre
    provide with military equipment
    wire
    provide with electrical circuits
    shaft
    equip with a shaft
    spar
    furnish with spars
    stave
    furnish with staves
    adorn, clothe, invest
    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    commission
    put into commission; equip for service; of ships
    rewire
    provide with new wiring
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    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
  12. noun
    the manner in which something fits
    “I admired the fit of her coat”
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    hang
    the way a garment hangs
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    fashion, manner, modality, mode, style, way
    how something is done or how it happens
  13. noun
    a sudden uncontrollable attack
    “a fit of coughing”
    synonyms: convulsion, paroxysm
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    attack
    a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
  14. noun
    a display of bad temper
    “he had a fit
    synonyms: conniption, scene, tantrum
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    bad temper, ill temper
    a persisting angry mood
  15. noun
    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    “a fit of housecleaning”
    synonyms: burst
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    fits and starts
    repeated bursts of activity
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    activity
    any specific behavior
  16. adjective
    physically and mentally sound or healthy
    “felt relaxed and fit after their holiday”
    “keeps fit with diet and exercise”
    Synonyms:
    able, able-bodied
    having a strong healthy body
    conditioned, in condition
    physically fit
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    sound
    financially secure and safe
    well
    in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
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    unfit
    not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition
    afflicted, impaired
    mentally or physically unfit
    apractic, apraxic
    having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder
    bandy, bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowlegged
    have legs that curve outward at the knees
    broken-backed
    (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth
    crippled, game, gimpy, halt, halting, lame
    disabled in the feet or legs
    crookback, crookbacked, gibbous, humpbacked, humped, hunchbacked, kyphotic
    characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    disabled, handicapped
    incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness
    gammy
    (British informal) sore or lame
    knock-kneed
    having the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart
    flabby, flaccid, soft
    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    spavined
    (of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint
    dipped, lordotic, swayback, swaybacked
    having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    maimed, mutilated
    having a part of the body crippled or disabled
    unhealthy
    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
    unsound
    not sound financially
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
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