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  • v. Simple past of fit. (to tailor, change size)
  • v. Past participle of fit (to tailor, change size)
  • adj. Incorporating all of the fittings into connected units.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being the right size and shape to fit as desired


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  • She had dropped almost unconsciously into Gaston's mode of address for some time; it was often awkward to give him no name, and she shrank from using his own; and the title fitted him.

    The Sheik

  • The title fitted his career, for he came like Ezra from Babylon to Palestine and like Ezra he restored the Law when it was threatened with destruction.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915

  • My father was one of the last dons in San Marcos County, and the title fitted him because he belonged to the generation of dons.

    The Pride of Palomar

  • Professor, but they did not imagine how perfectly the title fitted him till he drew a long comb from his waistcoat pocket and combed his hair and beard with it above the table.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • She was really Edith; but ever since as children they had acted the BLUEBEARD play, she had been Ann to them — Sister Ann. And the name fitted her like her own skin.

    Sister Ann

  • While it was easy to see how the phrase fitted the conception, the reality was utterly unlikely.

    The Skrayling Tree

  • I am not certain whether it was because his coat was so shaggy or his temper so uncertain that Tallydab's dog was named Ruffles, but the name fitted well both the looks and the disposition of the tiny animal.

    Queen Zixi of Ix

  • Then it was remembered that an old-fashioned entertainment was called a drum, and the tea suggested kettle, and the name fitted the circumstances.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Their name fitted them to perfection; they were "Racers" by title and nature, though Andy was the quicker and more impulsive.

    Frank and Andy Afloat The Cave on the Island

  • Unknown to each other, they decided that the name fitted the man.

    Danger in Deep Space


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