fitting

adjective
fit·​ting | \ ˈfi-tiŋ How to pronounce fitting (audio) \

Definition of fitting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a kind appropriate to the situation : suitable

fitting

noun

Definition of fitting (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from fitting

Adjective

fittingly \ ˈfi-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce fittingly (audio) \ adverb
fittingness noun

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Adjective

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

Examples of fitting in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Noun

I have a fitting for my wedding dress this afternoon.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Ideally, this means users can make tight-fitting machine parts without worrying about size variation. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years," 11 Dec. 2018 This tendency seems fitting for a twosome whose bond was built on an unexpected connection, and for whom embracing the new and never-seen-before is second nature. Shoko Wanger, House Beautiful, "This Woman-Run Studio Designs Gorgeous Restaurants You’ll Want to Call Home," 13 Feb. 2019 The key is a sleek with a form-fitting dress and layerable elements, which ensure that the visual impact is uninterrupted. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "5 Chic Outfits that Take the Stress Out of Valentine's Day Dressing," 30 Jan. 2019 On Friday, December 28, the new mom shared a photo of herself sitting in what looks like a loose-fitting black sleeveless dress and chunky sneakers. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Gabrielle Union Just Clapped Back at a Troll Telling Her to 'Dress Her Age'," 29 Dec. 2018 Yes, let’s talk about that showdown at the fitting room. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The 9 Biggest Moments From 'Sharp Objects' Episode 5," 6 Aug. 2018 In the Prada SoHo epicenter, OMA inserted plasma screens seamlessly into fitting-room mirrors so that customers trying on clothes were recorded from all angles for a visual playback. Courtney Coffman, The Atlantic, "Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore," 19 June 2018 Whirlaway, 1941 Fun fact: Known for his thick, long tail, Whirlaway’s fans subsequently gave him a fitting nickname: Mr. Longtail. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Triple Crown winners through the years, from American Pharoah to Sir Barton," 9 June 2018 Cooling and smashing each piece of fruit opens up more surface area for Kirnon to turn the sugars liberated by ripening into a form-fitting coat of heady plantain caramel with the final fry. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The science behind the skillets at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland," 16 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Or maybe the gasket or O-ring fitting clamped by that bolt will leak. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How to Use a Torque Wrench to Keep Your Car from Flying Apart," 26 Feb. 2019 Yet finding jeans that complement my curves and meet most of my requirements—good length, well-fitting, and comfortable—can definitely be a challenge. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best High-Waisted Jeans for Curvy Girls," 30 Jan. 2019 In this exclusive diary, Ducruet takes Vogue along for every moment of her Parisian adventure, from fittings at Dior to chilling on the Champs-Élysées. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Is How a Monégasque Royal Takes Paris Fashion Week," 4 Oct. 2018 When dressing for class, opt for something comfortable and form-fitting. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "New to Yoga? 12 Things to Know Before Taking Your First Class," 4 Jan. 2019 With a global tour starting in the New Year as well, a crucial precursor entails fitting in some beauty rest—not to mention giving one's skin the requisite pop supernova glow. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ariana Grande Drops Her New “Imagine” Single While Gift Wrapping—And Face Masking—On Instagram," 14 Dec. 2018 The bachelorette's fittings can take up to two days. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "13 Things You Never Knew About Getting Dressed on "The Bachelor"," 16 Jan. 2019 In the kitchen, white cabinetry and window casings were rebuilt and hand-painted in black gloss, with fittings in highly polished brass. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 The pint-size fashion plate invited us along to her Dior fitting as she was set to attend the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala presented by the iconic French brand. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selah Marley Plays Dress Up with Dior," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of fitting

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fitting was in the 15th century

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fitting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fitting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

fitting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fitting (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of putting on clothes to see if they fit properly
: a small part
British : 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

fitting

adjective
fit·​ting | \ ˈfi-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of fitting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: appropriate entry 1, suitable a fitting memorial

Other Words from fitting

fittingly adverb

fitting

noun

Kids Definition of fitting (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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