AskDefine | Define fitness

Dictionary Definition



1 the condition of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position" [syn: fittingness] [ant: unfitness]
2 good physical condition; being in shape or in condition [syn: physical fitness, good shape, good condition] [ant: unfitness]
3 fitness to traverse the seas [syn: seaworthiness]
4 the quality of being qualified

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. the cultivation of an attractive and healthy physique
  2. the ability to perform a function




cultivation of an attractive and healthy physique
ablity to perform

Extensive Definition

Fitness may mean: The state of being physically active on a regular basis to maintain good physical condition.
fitness in Italian: Fitness

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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