(Fit"ting) n. Anything used in fitting up; especially necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings
of a church or study; gas fittings.
(Fit"ting), a. Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper. Fit"ting*ly, adv. Fit"ting*ness, n. Jer. Taylor.
(Fit"weed`) n. (Bot.) A plant (Eryngium ftidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.
(Fitz) n. [OF. fils, filz, fiz, son, F. fils, L. filius. See Filial.] A son; used in compound names,
to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son
of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
Five nations (Ethnol.), a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks,
Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new
(Five) a. [OE. fif, five, AS. fif, fife; akin to D. vijf, OS. fif, OHG. finf, funf, G. fünf, Icel. fimm,
Sw. & Sw. Dan. fem, Goth. fimf, Lith. penki, W. pump, OIr. cóic, L. quinque, Gr. Æol. Skr. pacan.
&radic303. Cf. Fifth, Cinque, Pentagon, Punch the drink, Quinary.] Four and one added; one more
1. The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.
Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.Matt. xxv. 2.
2. A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
1. (Bot.) See Cinquefoil.
2. (Zoöl.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.
(Five"fold`) a. & adv. In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.
(Five"-leaf`) n. Cinquefoil; five-finger.
(Five"-leafed` Five"-leaved`) , a. (Bot.) Having five leaflets, as the Virginia creeper.
(Five"ling) n. (Min.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of five individuals.
Fives court, a place for playing fives.
(Fives) n. pl. A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; so named because
three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. Smart.
(Fives), n. [See Vives.] A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives. Shak.
(Five`-twen"ties) n. pl. Five- twenty bonds of the United States issued in 1862, '64, and
'65, redeemable after five and payable in twenty years.
(Fix) a. [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.] Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Fix), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed (fikst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.] [Cf. F. fixer.]