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fit

1
Pathol a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure

fit

2
Archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song

Fit

 

in machine building, the character of the junction between machine parts. The fit determines the parts’ greater or lesser freedom of relative movement and their resistance to being displaced by each other.

fit

[fit]
(design engineering)
The dimensional relationship between mating parts, such as press, shrink, or sliding fit.

fit

i. The total avionics package in an aircraft.
ii. The desired clearance, if any, between mating surfaces (e.g., push fit, force fit).
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Her name was Aldonza Lorenzo, and upon her he thought fit to confer the title of Lady of his Thoughts; and after some search for a name which should not be out of harmony with her own, and should suggest and indicate that of a princess and great lady, he decided upon calling her Dulcinea del Toboso -she being of El Toboso- a name, to his mind, musical, uncommon, and significant, like all those he had already bestowed upon himself and the things belonging to him.
It was thought fit that the Lady Arbella should tarry in Salem for a time; she was probably received as a guest into the family of John Endicott.
This I feared was but too probably the case; since how could it be otherwise accounted for that I should have escaped the same indisposition, but by supposing that the bodily Exertions I had undergone in my repeated fits of frenzy had so effectually circulated and warmed my Blood as to make me proof against the chilling Damps of Night, whereas, Sophia lying totally inactive on the ground must have been exposed to all their severity.
He has fits of some sort, and has just arrived from Switzerland, straight from the station, dressed like a German and without a farthing in his pocket.
Then, as Little John gathered his breath for a new verse, "How, now," roared forth the fat Brother, his voice coming from him like loud thunder from a little cloud, "thou naughty fellow, is this a fit place for one in thy garb to tipple and sing profane songs?
Get to work, my dear Nick, and fit the Pumpkinhead's leg to the Saw-Horse.
I really shall take a fit if you go on in such a way.
The maitre d'hotel apologised to the little groups of people for the commotion-they were perhaps to blame for having employed a young man so delicate-he was scarcely fit for service.
The only place that is fit to live in--for this excellent reason, that the French are the only people who know how to make the most of life.
he went on, helping Genevieve into an overcoat which fell to her heels and which fitted her as a tailor-made over-coat should fit the man for whom it is made.
A POLICEMAN, finding a man that had fallen in a fit, said, "This man is drunk," and began beating him on the head with his club.
This tree seemed to bear all the year around, for there were lunch-box blossoms on some of the branches, and on others tiny little lunch-boxes that were as yet quite green, and evidently not fit to eat until they had grown bigger.