• WordNet 3.6
    • adj fitter improved in health or physical condition
    • n fitter someone who fits a garment to a particular person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fitter A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.
    • n Fitter A little piece; a flitter; a flinder. "Where's the Frenchman? Alas, he's all fitters ."
    • Fitter One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.
    • Fitter One who fits or makes to fit;
    • Fitter One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fitter One who fits, in any sense of that word; one who or that which adapts one thing to another, or makes it suitable for the purpose intended.
    • n fitter In mech., one who puts the parts of a machine together, as distinguished from a pattern-maker, founder, turner, finisher, etc.
    • n fitter One who supplies and fixes fittings or fixtures of any kind; one who “fits up” things: as, a gas-fitter.
    • n fitter One who supplies whatever is fit or necessary for the proper accomplishment of any object or undertaking; one who equips with whatever is necessary: as, a fitter-out.
    • n fitter In some parts of Great Britain, one who vends and loads coal, fitting ships with cargoes: particularly, a coal-broker who sells the coal produced by a particular mine or by particular mines. Imp. Dict. Also called coal-fitter.
    • fitter To injure by frequent treading.
    • fitter To kick as cross children do; make a noise with the feet.
    • fitter To be in a passion.
    • n fitter A passion; a quarrel.
    • n fitter A fragment; a flinder: a rag; a flitter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fitter he who, or that which, makes fit
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  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
    “Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.”


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


In literature:

She told me you panted at the door, and she was a deal fitter to carry the pail than you, that is just off a sick-bed, like.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
We must have you measured to-morrow for some boots fitter for the country than these.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
Fitter it were Turnus had faced death to-day.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
It is only to be hoped that the result of their labours may make it a fitter place for the habitation of more virtuous people.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
We must have you measured to-morrow for some boots fitter for the country than these.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
The day was fitter for mid June rather than late September.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Am I not a fitter leader than your duke?
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
There were measurements and discussions but the fitter was horrified to learn that the young girl had never worn corsets.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He's fitter to die than many a grown man is, poor child, and that's a blessing.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
If Christians, they would be fitter instruments for carrying out the designs of their English conquerors.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
But the educated class soon found fitter work than as laundry-men or car conductors.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
If electricity is used go to an electrical supply house; if gas, go to a gas-fitter.
"Bromide Printing and Enlarging" by John A. Tennant
Who should be fitter in her defense?
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
Never was place fitter for a dark deed!
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Age and loneliness could have found no fitter setting.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The fitter told us secretly that Mrs. Windsor spent everything she made on Adele and Mr.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
I'll keep it for myself; it's fitter for me than for Hen-alie!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
He was fitter for it than some of the other volunteers.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
He was fitter than I to have you, being so gentle, and in all ways ready to possess a wife.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
Louis set the example of enforcing the laws personally, and none was fitter to administer them than he.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various

In poetry:

A fitter time thou canst not choose,
His fostering friendship to repay;
Go then, and try, my rural muse, To steal his widowed hours away.
"Stanzas Written" by James Thomson
Second Courtier.
It comes;
A goodly show! how bright with gold and gems!
Far fitter for a youthful monarch's board
Than the cold shrine of an unheeding God.
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
What is the use of speech? Silence were fitter:
Lest we should still be wishing things unsaid.
Though all the words we ever spake were bitter,
Shall I reproach you dead?
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
"But none can outlast her, and few travel faster,
She strides in her work clean away from The Drag;
You hold her and sit her, she couldn't be fitter,
Whenever you hit her she'll spring like a stag.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
One of the first rescued was a little baby,
Which was conveyed away to the mortuary;
And several were taken to the fitter's shed, and attended to there
By the firemen and several nurses with the greatest care.
"The Albion Battleship Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall
Unnoted as the setting of a star
He passed; and sect and party scarcely knew
When from their midst a sage and seer withdrew
To fitter audience, where the great dead are
In God's republic of the heart and mind,
Leaving no purer, nobler soul behind.
"Mulford" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Get fitter, faster, and stronger with great workouts borrowed from other sports.
The unlicensed pipe fitter known as Joe the Plumber is out with a book this month, just as the last seconds on his 15 minutes are slipping away.
Q&A with Bra Fitter Leslie Roebuck of Suzette's Lingerie in Yonkers.
Fitter faster, more consistent , tougher, more shutouts wanted, roster will change.
The mattress that makes you fitter.
A farmer in Ningxiang, in China, claims teaching his pigs to dive from a 3m platform has made them fitter, happier and tastier.
Fitter faster , more consistent, tougher, more shutouts wanted, roster will change.
Eugene Joseph "Gene" Kinsey of Moncks Corner, a former pipe fitter for Westvaco, died Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012 in a North Charleston hospital.
Overweight police officers in Pakistan have been told to get fitter or get fired.
How many times have we all wished there was a simple pill that made you fitter, faster, smarter or stronger.
Thank you for the wonderful article about Fitter Critters in Lee (Dec.
But thanks to his weekly swim and massage therapy at Fitter Critters, he is still going strong.
Professional bra-fitter Sharon Pavon shows you the proper way to care for bras.
Squad -Fitters, Inc provides police motor officers with safety equipment.
Having a purpose for every run helps you get fitter, faster, and more focused.

In science:

Selection criteria can be derived for the hit PMTs to minimize the problems associated with a c2 fitter. The selection criteria were determined by studying the quantity DEO, which is related to the angular resolution.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
McCullough and Javier Bussonos-Gordo, Tuning the Angle Fitter, Sampling and Curvature Corrections for Milagro.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
Charles et al. (The CKM Fitter Group), CP violation and the CKM matrix: assessing the impact of the asymmetric B factories, Eur.
Separation of unistochastic matrices from the double stochastic ones. Recovery of a 3 x 3 unitary matrix from experimental data
The Marlin Kinematic Fitter (KinFit ) was used in several analyses to provide the most probable kinematic configuration of the event topology under specific, user defined constraints. A wide range of constraints can be selected: total energy, momentum, mass of selected jets and several other parameters.
SiD Letter of Intent
Once a neighbor is found to be fitter then this becomes the current point in the search space and the process is repeated. If there is no fitter neighbor, then the search terminates and a maximum has been found (by definition).
Search-based software test data generation using evolutionary computation
The fitness function measures the suitability of a chromosome to meet a specified objective: for coverage based ATG, a chromosome is fitter if it corresponds to greater coverage.
Search-based software test data generation using evolutionary computation
Riemann 40 discussed improvements in the Z Fitter e+ e− → f ¯f (γ ) code to make it effective in the LEP 200 region.
Summary of RADCOR 98