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1fitting

adjective

: of a kind that is appropriate for the situation or purpose

Full Definition of FITTING

:  of a kind appropriate to the situation :  suitable
fit·ting·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
fit·ting·ness noun
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Examples of FITTING

  1. It was a fitting end to their rivalry.
  2. <it is only fitting that you should be the one to take her back to the airport since she flew out to see you>

First Known Use of FITTING

15th century

Synonym Discussion of FITTING

fit, suitable, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance. fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action <fit for battle>. suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands <clothes suitable for camping>. meet suggests a just proportioning <meet payment>. proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom <proper acknowledgement>. appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness <an appropriate gift>. fitting implies harmony of mood or tone <a fitting end>. apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination <apt quotations>. happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate <a happy choice of words>. felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful <a felicitous phrase>.

Rhymes with FITTING

2fitting

noun

: the act of putting on clothes to see if they fit properly

: a small part

: something (such as a refrigerator or a bookcase) that is in a house or building but can be removed if the house or building is sold

Full Definition of FITTING

1
:  an action or act of one that fits; specifically :  a trying on of clothes which are in the process of being made or altered
2
:  something used in fitting up :  accessory
3
:  a small often standardized part <an electrical fitting>

Examples of FITTING

  1. I have a fitting for my wedding dress this afternoon.

First Known Use of FITTING

1607
FITTINGNESS Defined for Kids

1fitting

adjective fit·ting \ˈfi-tiŋ\

Definition of FITTING for Kids

:  1appropriate, suitable <a fitting memorial>
fit·ting·ly adverb

2fitting

noun

Definition of FITTING for Kids

:  a small part that goes with something larger <a pipe fitting>

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