fit out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fit out provide with clothes or put clothes on "Parents must feed and dress their child"
    • v fit out provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fit out to furnish, supply with stores, as a ship
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  • Heraclitus
    “Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.”
  • Charles M. Schwab
    “The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
First recorded about 1440; app. cog. with Fit, n.


In literature:

Mr Charlton had been appointed as first lieutenant of the Ajax, a thirty-six gun frigate, fitting-out for the Pacific station.
"Ben Hadden" by W.H.G. Kingston
To effect this object he fitted out a fleet of small craft of every description on which he could lay his hands on Lake Champlain.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was that the ship was to sail immediately for Portsmouth, where she had been fitted out, to be paid off.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
I should advise all midshipmen not to miss an opportunity of seeing a ship fitted out, if they possibly can.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
I have a vessel now fitting out, and intended to offer the command of it to Mr Elrington.
"The Privateersman" by Frederick Marryat
We cannot get you the helmet they are fitted out with.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Cuddle Bunch had a fit, and fell out of the window, killing herself instantly.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5" by Louisa M. Alcott
Several cruisers were fitted out to rid the seas of these pests, but we hear little of their success.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The priest went there, and thence to Manila, where a fresh expedition was fitted out.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
But when de time come dat long neck gander out fit de whole 'Federate army.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
At last a fleet was fitted out in England, and despatched to the West Indies, under the command of Admiral Vernon, in 1739.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
A squadron lay in the Medway, fitting out as quickly as stores could be brought on board them and the men could be collected.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just let us get our little schooner fitted out and we'll visit every one of them, and twice as many if necessary.
"Washed Ashore" by W.H.G. Kingston
He himself was empowered to procure and fit out a third vessel.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Portsmouth and Plymouth fitted out small fleets of privateers, which sailed up the Seine, and made many prizes.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The captain had come on board early, and was down in the cabin that had been fitted out for him.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
The upper sides of the logs were then hollowed out, so that the next tier of logs fitted into them.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now lay out the tenons on the rails in the same manner and cut them to fit the mortises in the posts.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
I will fit you out completely, and shall be glad to have you looking like a decent man.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
They are not fitted out with any patriotic motives, but merely for gain.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat

In poetry:

Whoever aims his Saviour to possess,
And comfort seeks from him in his distress,
For Christ's reception must fit out a home
In his own soul — ere he will deign to come.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
The varied colours are a fitful heap:
They pass in constant service though they sleep;
The self gone out of them, therewith the pain:
Read that, who still to spell our earth remain.
"The Year's Shreddings" by George Meredith
I shook out a loop when we got to a flat,
I threw a riata and it fit like my hat.
He sure gave up quick when I jerked out the slack,
Then I noticed some old saddle marks on his back.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
She, with silent, woeful gaze,
Seeks the cruel boy to move;
But, alas! in vain she prays—
To the string he fits the groove.
When from out the clefts, behold!
Steps the Mountain Genius old.
"The Alpine Hunter" by Friedrich von Schiller
and from—God save the bloody mark—above
were loosed upon his skull & soles. O love,
what was you loafing of
that fifty put you off, out & away,
leaving the pounding, horrid sleep by day,
nights naught but fits. I pray
"Dream Song 104: Welcome, grinned Henry, welcome, fifty-one!" by John Berryman
To sum it up in few short words, the place is only fit
For those who were sent out here, for from this they cannot flit.
But any other men who come a living here to try
Will vegetate a little while, and then lie down and die.
"Immigration" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

General Motors is fitting out select styles of their low-end Spark and Sonic models with Siri.
Cleaning out the things that don't fit the kids that grew like weeds over the summer.
How do you stand out and fit in at the same time.
Try these out-of-the-box fitness classes.
I hear these excuses all the time from people who are out of shape and just can't get motivated to start a fitness program.
Fitness, it turns out, is only part of what a trainer provides.
Congregants from local church and synagogue to visit Israel together In a set-up straight out of the corniest joke books, a pastor, a rabbi, and a fitfully observant Jewish journalist walk into an interview.
On this Fit at Five we check out a new piece of equipment that has recently made it's debut in Maine.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SPARK: Pictured is Vital Spark Fitness & Wellness Studio owner Cassandra Carlson, along with staff members, friends, family and community members who turned out to donate items for a family in need this holiday season.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, celebrates with a burn out after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 4, 2012 in Avondale.
It is fairly obvious that law enforcement officers need to be physically fit in order to carry out their duties to the best of their ability.
Fitting In, Yet Standing Out.
When I tried to throw our dictionary out my oldest threw a fit.
Slip on one of these devices and find out how fit you really are.
The movie star decided to check out the city's bazaar during a day off and he picked up an antique rug from a persuasive salesman - but when he got it home, the only place the elaborate item would fit was his restroom.

In science:

For example, pulses of the 1st and 4th channels here are out of FADC range, and pulse shape fitting is impossible (see rows 1 and 4 in Table 1).
The prototype string for the km3-scale Baikal neutrino telescope
Fitting with the commonly used quadratic error function, clearly puts heavy weight on outlying measurements which in some situations can lead to streak artifacts in the images.
Convex optimization problem prototyping for image reconstruction in computed tomography with the Chambolle-Pock algorithm
Fits in which chemical freeze-out occurs at the same temperature as kinetic freeze-out are favored, with T ≈ 165 MeV and µ ≈ 14 MeV .
Theory at Quark Matter '02
It may be fitting here to quote the words by Keener and Sneyd (p. 121) on the Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz contribution: "In biology, where quantitatively predicitve theories are rare, this works stands out as one of the most successful combinations of experiment and theory".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Steenbrugge, X-Ray/Ultraviolet Observing Campaign of the Markarian 279 Active Galactic Nucleus Outflow: A Global-Fitting Analysis of the Ultraviolet Absorption.
The Ultraviolet-X-ray connection in AGN outflows
Fits using the Bechtold (1994) data give similar results although a single power law fit is not ruled out as strongly.
Quasar Absorption Lines and the Intergalactic Medium
In all cases (i.e., including option 8), the description of the data was good; the reduced χ2 values (χ2/NDF, NDF being the number of degrees of freedom in the fit) came out reasonably close to 1.
Collimator effects in proton planning
To fit the energy distribution of the OTs, we used the empirical formula f (ω ) ∼ √ω exp(−η ω ) , the constant of where the parameter η turns out to be around 2 to 2.5; proportionality is obtained from the normalisation of the probability distribution.
Collimator effects in proton planning