from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fragment; a flinder: a rag; a flitter.
  • To injure by frequent treading.
  • To kick as cross children do; make a noise with the feet.
  • To be in a passion.
  • noun A passion; a quarrel.
  • noun One who fits, in any sense of that word; one who or that which adapts one thing to another, or makes it suitable for the purpose intended.
  • noun In mech., one who puts the parts of a machine together, as distinguished from a pattern-maker, founder, turner, finisher, etc.
  • noun One who supplies and fixes fittings or fixtures of any kind; one who “fits up” things: as, a gas-fitter.
  • noun One who supplies whatever is fit or necessary for the proper accomplishment of any object or undertaking; one who equips with whatever is necessary: as, a fitter-out.
  • noun In some parts of Great Britain, one who vends and loads coal, fitting ships with cargoes: particularly, a coal-broker who sells the coal produced by a particular mine or by particular mines. Imp. Dict. Also called coal-fitter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A little piece; a flitter; a flinder.
  • noun One who fits or makes to fit
  • noun One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress.
  • noun One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.
  • noun engraving A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of fit
  • noun a person who fits or assembles something
  • noun informal an epileptic

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

  • noun someone who fits a garment to a particular person
  • adjective improved in health or physical condition


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  • For use as a verb see fittering.

    December 10, 2008