made so as to follow closely the contours of a form or shape: fitted clothes; fitted sheets.

1730–40; fit1 + -ed2

fittedness, noun
unfitted, adjective
well-fitted, adjective

fit, fitted (see usage note at fit).
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fitted (ˈfɪtɪd)
1.  designed for excellent fit: a fitted suit
2.  (of a carpet) cut, sewn, or otherwise adapted to cover a floor completely
3.  a.  (of furniture) built to fit a particular space: a fitted cupboard
 b.  (of a room) equipped with fitted furniture: a fitted kitchen
4.  (of sheets) having ends that are elasticated and shaped to fit tightly over a mattress
5.  having accessory parts

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Word Origin & History

1823, "the fitting of one thing to another," later (1831) "the way something fits." Originally "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), obscure, possibly from O.E. fitt "a conflict, a struggle" (see fit (n.2)). The verb meaning "be suitable" is probably from early 15c. and
likely from the adjective. Related: Fitted; fitting.

"paroxysm, sudden attack" (as of anger), 1540s, probably via M.E. sense of "painful, exciting experience," from O.E. fitt "conflict, struggle," of uncertain origin, with no clear cognates outside English. Phrase by fits and starts first attested 1610s.

"suited to the circumstances, proper," mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps from M.E. noun fit "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), which is perhaps connected to fit (n.1). The verb meaning "to be the right shape" is first attested 1580s. Survival of the fittest (1867) coined by H. Spencer.
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fit 1 (fĭt)
v. fit·ted or fit, fit·ted, fit·ting, fits
To be the proper size and shape. adj. fit·ter, fit·test
Physically sound; healthy. n.
The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine, device, or collection of parts.

fit 2 (fĭt)

  1. A seizure or a convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.

  2. The sudden appearance of a symptom such as coughing or sneezing.

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