from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of fit
  • n. a person who fits or assembles something
  • n. an epileptic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To injure by frequent treading.
  • To kick as cross children do; make a noise with the feet.
  • To be in a passion.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In mech., one who puts the parts of a machine together, as distinguished from a pattern-maker, founder, turner, finisher, etc.
  • n. One who supplies and fixes fittings or fixtures of any kind; one who “fits up” things: as, a gas-fitter.
  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A passion; a quarrel.
  • n. A fragment; a flinder: a rag; a flitter.

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

  • n. someone who fits a garment to a particular person
  • adj. improved in health or physical condition


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  • For use as a verb see fittering.

    December 10, 2008