fittest : Common Errors in English

About fittest

In evolutionary terms, “the survival of the fittest” refers not to physical fitness in the sense of vigor and strength, but to the ability to reproduce successfully. Rabbits and ants are fitter to survive than lions: that’s why there are so many more of them. If you use the phrase “survival of the fittest” as if it referred to a contest of brute strength, you will annoy biologists and some editors, who will judge your usage as unfit to survive.

fittest Meaning(s)

  • (n) a display of bad temper
  • (n) a sudden uncontrollable attack
  • (n) the manner in which something fits
  • (n) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
  • (v) be agreeable or acceptable to
  • (v) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
  • (v) satisfy a condition or restriction
  • (v) make fit
  • (v) insert or adjust several objects or people
  • (v) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • (v) conform to some shape or size
  • (v) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  • (v) make correspond or harmonize
  • (a) meeting adequate standards for a purpose
  • (s) (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed
  • (a) physically and mentally sound or healthy

fittest in News

  1. Austin athletes compete for fittest title

    They're strong, fast and ready to show Austin what they've got. Hundreds of athletes competed in Austin Fit Magazine's AFM Fittest competition this morning. At stake are bragging rights, as well as hundreds of dollars in prizes and awards.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: YNN Austin

  2. Del Norte High selects CrossFit champs

    After a grueling competition and 150 participants, four Del Norte High School students were named the fittest students in the school Friday, June 7.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Pomerado Newspaper Group

  3. Building a Total Footballer from the Parts of Manchester United's Squad Players

    Some footballers strive for physical perfection. To be the fittest, the fastest and the strongest on the field. Hours are spent in the gym every day trying to reach this peak. Cristiano Ronaldo was known for this borderline-narcissistic trait during his time at Manchester United . At Old Trafford, there are the fit, the fast and the strong, and a number of highly intelligent players too. This ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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