equip vs fit what difference

what is difference between equip and fit

English

Etymology

From French équiper (to supply, fit out), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper (to embark); of Germanic origin, most probably from Proto-Germanic *skipōną (to ship, sail, embark); akin to Gothic ???????????????? (skip, ship). Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip (ship), Old Norse skipja (to fit out a ship). See ship.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp
  • Hyphenation: equip

Verb

equip (third-person singular simple present equips, present participle equipping, simple past equipped, past participle equipped or (archaic) equipt)

  1. (transitive) To supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task; to provide with (e.g. weapons, provisions, munitions, rigging)
    • 1921, Rafael Sabatini, In Destiny’s Clutch
      it is no more than proper that you should equip us with a vessel in which to pursue the journey which you interrupted
    • 1916, “Indicator Tells Pursuing Police Speed of Automobile” in Popular Science Monthly/Volume 88
      A semicircular plate, with the numbers in multiples of five up to thirty miles an hour, is equipped with a pointer, which indicates accurately the speed of the car.
    • 1698-1699, Edmund Ludlow, Memoirs
      Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet.
  2. (transitive) To dress up; to array; to clothe.
    • The country are led astray in following the town, and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode.
  3. (transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill.
  4. (transitive, gaming) To equip oneself with (an item); to bring (equipment) into active use.
    • 2002, Prima Temp Authors, PlayStation 2: Hot Strategies for Cool Games (page 69)
      Take it down from a distance with a magic spell, or equip your sword and attack it at close range.

Synonyms

  • (to supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task): apparel, dight, fit out, kit out
  • (to dress up): don, dress, put on; see also Thesaurus:clothe

Derived terms

  • re-equip, reequip

Related terms

  • equipment
  • equipage

Translations

References

equip in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • pequi, pique, piqué

Catalan

Etymology

From French équipe.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əˈkip/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /eˈkip/

Noun

equip m (plural equips)

  1. team

Related terms

  • equipar

Further reading

  • “equip” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “equip” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “equip” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “equip” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

Possibly from Middle English fit (an adversary of equal power).

Adjective

fit (comparative fitter, superlative fittest)

  1. Suitable, proper.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      He had drunk more than was fit for him, and he was singing some light song, when he saw approaching, as he said, the pale horse mentioned in the Revelation, with Death seated as the rider.
  2. Adapted to a purpose or environment.
  3. In good shape; physically well.
  4. (Britain, informal, chiefly slang) Sexually attractive; good-looking; fanciable.
  5. Prepared; ready.
    • So fit to shoot, she singled forth among her foes who first her quarry’s strength should feel.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fitted or fit)

  1. (transitive) To be suitable for.
    • 1918, Richard Dennis Teall Hollister, Speech-making, publ. George Wahr, pg. 81:
      The speaker should be certain that his subject fits the occasion.
  2. (transitive) To conform to in size and shape.
  3. (intransitive) To be of the right size and shape
    • 2016 February 2, Kate Winslet & al., Jimmy Kimmel Live!
      Even though in a way you let him freeze to death in the water, because the way I see it…
      I agree. Y’know, I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door.
      There was plenty of room on the raft.
      I know. I know, I know.
  4. (transitive, with to) To make conform in size and shape.
    1. (transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
  5. (transitive) To be in agreement with.
  6. (transitive) To adjust.
  7. (transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.
  8. (transitive) To equip or supply.
  9. (transitive) To make ready.
  10. (intransitive, archaic) To be seemly.
  11. To be proper or becoming.
  12. (intransitive) To be in harmony.
Usage notes
  • In senses 1 to 6, this is generally a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See Category:English stative verbs
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

fit (plural fits)

  1. The degree to which something fits.
  2. Conformity of elements one to another.
  3. The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
  4. (advertising) Measure of how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
  5. (statistics) Goodness of fit.
  6. (bridge) The quality of a partnership’s combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.
Usage notes

Usually used in the singular preceded by an indefinite article and an adjective.

Translations

References

  • (advertising): The Advertising Research Handbook Charles E. Young, Ideas in Flight, Seattle, Washington, April 2005

Etymology 2

Unknown, possibly from Old English fitt (song), or from the sense of fitted to length.

Noun

fit (plural fits)

  1. (archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.
    • 1771, Samuel Johnson, “Letter to Bennet Langton, Esq. (March 20),” in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol 2:
      Dr. Percy has written a long ballad in many fits.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary: fit, fyte n. 1

Etymology 3

Unknown, possibly from Old English fitt (conflict).
Probably cognate with Italian fitta (pain, especially sudden and stabbing pain).
See more at Latin fīgere.

Noun

fit (plural fits)

  1. A seizure or convulsion.
  2. (medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.
  3. A sudden outburst of emotion.
    Synonyms: blowout, hissy, tantrum, spell, moment
  4. A sudden burst (of an activity).
    Synonyms: flurry, frenzy, paroxysm
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

fit (third-person singular simple present fits, present participle fitting, simple past and past participle fitted)

  1. (intransitive, medicine) To suffer a fit.
    • 2016, 18 May, Three dogs die and seven more ill after drinking from the same Kent lake amid contamination fears (in The Telegraph)
      A spokesman said: “It is believed they (the dogs) got into the lake and drank from it. They came out and started fitting. Shortly after that three of them died and vets are attempting to resuscitate the other one.”

Etymology 4

Verb

fit

  1. (African-American Vernacular, dated) Fought.
    • c. 19th century, unknown author, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
      Joshua fit the battle of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down

Anagrams

  • ITF, TIF, if’t

Azerbaijani

Etymology

Of onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fit]

Noun

fit (definite accusative fiti, plural fitlər)

  1. whistle
  2. siren (a device that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device)

Declension

Derived terms

  • fit çalmaq (to whistle)

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Adjective

fit (feminine fita, masculine plural fits, feminine plural fites)

  1. fixed (of eyes, regard, etc.)

Noun

fit m (plural fits)

  1. target

Chinese

Etymology

Borrowed from English fit.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fit

  1. (Cantonese) fit (physically well; in good shape)

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɪt]

Adjective

fit

  1. fit, healthy

Usage notes

  • This adjective is indeclinable.

Further reading

  • fit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • fit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Adjective

fit (comparative fitter, superlative fitst)

  1. fit (in good shape)

Inflection


French

Pronunciation

Verb

fit

  1. third-person singular past historic of faire

German

Etymology

From English fit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Adjective

fit (comparative fitter, superlative am fittesten)

  1. fit (in good physical shape)

Declension

Derived terms

  • Fitmacher
  • Fitness (rarely Fitheit)

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪːt

Noun

fit f (genitive singular fitjar, nominative plural fitjar)

  1. (zoology) web, interdigital webbing, a membrane that connects the digits of an animal
  2. (knitting) a casting on, casting on

Declension

Related terms

  • breiðafit
  • fitja
  • fuglafit
  • fuglsfit
  • gullfit
  • hundafit
  • lykkjufit
  • Halldórufit
  • silfurfit
  • skollafit
  • sundfit

Further reading

  • A deliberation on the word “fit” on the Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum (“Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies”)



Latin

Verb

fit

  1. third-person singular present passive indicative of faciō
  2. third-person singular present active indicative of fīō

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From English fit, probably through German fit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Adjective

fit (masculine fitten, neuter fit, comparative méi fit, superlative am fitsten)

  1. fit (in good shape)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse fit.

Noun

fit f (definite singular fita or fiti, indefinite plural fitjar or fiter, definite plural fitjane or fitene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by fet

Old Norse

Noun

fit f (genitive fitjar, plural fitjar)

  1. (zoology, anatomy) webbed foot (of swimming birds)
  2. (zoology, anatomy) flippers (of a seal)
  3. (landform) meadowland on the banks of a lake or river

Declension

References

  • fit in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scots

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

fit (plural fits)

  1. foot
  2. lower end (of a street, river, field etc)
Derived terms
  • fitbaw

Verb

fit (third-person singular present fits, present participle fitin, past fitt, past participle fitt)

  1. to foot

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronoun

fit

  1. Doric form of what

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fit]

Noun

fit (nominative plural fits)

  1. (male or female) fish (cold-blooded vertebrate)

Declension

Derived terms

See also


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