fitting

adjective
fit·​ting | \ˈfi-tiŋ \

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 \ 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

In the end, the only person Camille can save is herself, which is fitting after all the self-harm she’s inflicted. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Sharp Objects Finale Delivers a Shocking Twist Ending," 27 Aug. 2018 Perhaps most fitting was their decision for Ronaldo's final goal in the montage, which was released on social media, opting to include his famous overhead kick in last season's Champions League against Juventus. SI.com, "VIDEO: Real Madrid Release Special Montage After Cristiano Ronaldo Completes Move to Juventus," 11 July 2018 That’s why the cloud cover at practice was so fitting. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "As Tom Brady returns to practice, Patriots QB falls short of Bill Belichick's standards," 5 June 2018 For some of the Sixers, the books seems to be particularly fitting — specifically T.J. McConnell and Markelle Fultz. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "Markelle Fultz's offseason progress will greatly impact T.J. McConnell's future with Sixers," 10 May 2018 The birthday girl wore Pampers under her birthday dress, which is fitting, since the diaper company made a donation to Luna's favorite llama charity as a birthday gift. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Shared Adorable Pictures from Luna's Second Birthday Party," 15 Apr. 2018 That landscape on the brink of transformation turned out to be a fitting backdrop for a meeting that would change the course of our careers. Kimberly Cartier, Scientific American, "Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian’s Star?," 1 May 2017 Containers also must be made of metal, rubber or plastic that does not become brittle in extreme cold, have suitable handles and a tight-fitting cover and be rodent-proof. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Trash containers in Havre de Grace can accommodate up to 50 pounds," 19 Apr. 2018 There’s a strong transformation underway along the Butchertown and NuLu border, and in a way, that’s a fitting backdrop for a new barbershop. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "NuLu's new barbershop is keeping patrons as fresh as the neighborhood," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And startups like ThirdLove and True & Co offer easy online fitting quizzes that shoppers can take online rather than dealing with an awkward fitting from a store associate. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "The stubborn irrelevance of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show," 8 Nov. 2018 This book works for adoption, as well as for the general concept of fitting in. Lindsey M. Roberts, Houston Chronicle, "Experts recommend picture books to help kids with all the tough topics," 22 Apr. 2018 Which was fitting, because Wednesday’s reception was an incredibly unique scene and opportunity. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: The Bond Of Dee And Ginny Rowe Was The Bond For Countless Communities, A UConn Family," 12 July 2018 Watching the pair at a recent fitting in Paris for Rihanna’s Met appearance, the creative chemistry was palpable. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "The Making of a Met Gala Icon: Stylist Mel Ottenberg Breaks Down Rihanna’s Best Looks," 9 May 2018 His jeans are loose-fitting, and his hair is an awkward length that requires almost constant attention to keep out of his eyes. Matt Hart, The Atlantic, "The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong," 19 Apr. 2018 But British designer Henry Holland has his own idea of who will be designing for Markle, who is reportedly in the midst of fittings for her dream dress. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Now Burberry is Rumored to Be Designing Meghan Markle's Wedding Gown...," 12 Apr. 2018 Kids like Simon, in 2018, already have a good shot of fitting in. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Love, Simon Is a Groundbreaking Gay Movie. But Do Today's Teens Actually Need It?," 8 Mar. 2018 While Traveling It's fitting, then, that the bravest scene in Black Panther is a radical act of compassion. Zito Madu, GQ, "Black Panther and the Search for Home," 20 Feb. 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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More Definitions for fitting

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

: 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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