fit-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: an emotional outburst

Commentary: FIT[+event][+emotional][+outburst]

Sally threw a fit when she heard Mary had been promoted above her.
The child sat down on the floor in the restaurant and had a crying fit.
He burned his old love letters in a fit of anger.
The comedian's routine brought fits of laughter from the audience.

PropBank: fit.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a physical convulsion, sudden attack

Commentary: FIT[+event][+physiological][+attack][+violent]

John complained to the doctor about his coughing fits.
The patient tried to swallow his tongue during an epileptic fit.
With no warning the man fell to the ground, gasping in a fit.

PropBank: fit.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the way something conforms to a shape

Commentary: FIT[+form][+conforming][+to_shape]

These shoes are not a good fit, I'll try the smaller size.
Mary liked the fit of the evening gown.
The shelf was a perfect fit in the back of the closet.
It'll be a close fit to get all the leftover stew into this container.

PropBank: fit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: how things match or correlate, especially data

Commentary: FIT[+state][+correlation][+between_things]

This job is an excellent fit for Sally's skills and work experience.
These data don't fit the climate computer model very well.
The close fit of John's experimental results to an exponential curve is interesting.

PropBank: fit.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 5: a flurry or burst of activity

Commentary: FIT[+event][+flurry][+of_activity]

We readied the house for sale in a fit of cleaning and repairs.
The project is moving along in fits and starts. (lots of work sometimes)
There was a fit of activity in the bride's dressing room before the wedding.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4