Word of the Day: Fit

fit / fit   adjective  
  1. suitable by nature; adapted
Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as others. English Proverb  
  1. made ready or suitable
Thought makes everything fit for use. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882  
  1. prepared; ready
Harry was watching his aunt, utterly bewildered, his head throbbing fit to burst. from ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ by J. K. Rowling, 1965-  
  1. in good physical condition
Being physically fit doesn’t mean anything if the mind isn’t fit and being fit in the mind is not worth much if the body is suffering. Linda Hamilton, 1956-  
  1. proper
I am very young and perhaps in many, though not in all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have. Queen Victoria, 1819-1901   verb  
  1. to be suited for something
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Thomas Merton, 1915-1968  
  1. to conform to the right shape or size
Borrowed garments never fit well. Traditional Proverb  
  1. to adjust
Also consider the circumstances under which your ring was first fitted. Chelsea Drusch, ?- https://info.jewelersmutual.com/the-jewelry-box/when-and-how-to-make-a-ring-smaller-without-resizing  
  1. to make ready or qualified
You are, therefore, requested to aid, through the usual channels, in bringing to the attention of registrants the facilities available for remedying minor physical defects which, when cured, will remove the registrant from the deferred remediable group and fit him for immediate training as a soldier. E.H. Crowder, 1859-1932, and Hubert Work, 1860-1942  
  1. to furnish or provide
You can fit a standard mortise lock with a sprung latch operated by the door handle and a key-operated locking bolt, or a security lock. https://www.skil.co.uk/step-by-step/how-to-fit-a-door-lock.html  
  1. to place precisely
The best technique for fitting contents into a shadow box depends on what you are putting into it. https://www.usaoncanvas.com/include/guide_framefitting.php  
  1. to be in accord; belong
Why fit in when you’re born to stand out? Common Saying, often attributed to Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991   noun (sense 1)  
  1. the manner in which something (i.e. clothes) hang on the body
The fit of jeans can be worlds apart from brand to brand. If you can find the right fit, skinny jeans can be very flattering. Tim Gunn, 1953-  
  1. something that is the right shape or size
If Cinderella’s glass slipper was a perfect fit, why did it fall off when she ran from the ball?  
  1. something suited to one’s interests or abilities
I never tell students they cannot read a book they pick up, but I do guide them toward books that I think would be a good fit for them. from ‘Reading in the Wild: The book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits’ by Donalyn Miller, ?-     noun (sense 2)  
  1. often plural, a sudden violent attack of a disease, often including convulsions
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. Alexander Pope, 1688-1744  
  1. an emotional outburst
It takes a great deal out of a man to get into a towering rage; it is almost as unhealthy as having a fit[.] Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892  
  1. a sudden flurry or burst of some sort
We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind. John Robert Seeley, 1834-1895