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

Power armor, meet power error Bethesda soon followed this with a seemingly more fitting offer: an actual canvas bag, just like the publisher had originally promised. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 The cheap, warped plastic display looks more fitting for a toy than the remote for a $1,700-plus piece of rideable technology. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Evolve Bamboo GTX electric skateboard review: too fast, too furious," 31 Oct. 2018 Banogu has been named the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, in polling by conference media, a fitting label for a guy coming off a season with 8.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "The Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year plays for TCU. Here’s who it is," 11 July 2018 Which happens to be fitting (pardon the pun): In 2016, Moses released her debut title, The Art of Dressing Curves. Lauren Chan, Glamour, "8 Tips This Stylist Learned From 20 Years of Dressing Curves," 24 Mar. 2019 For the event, Duchess Meghan, who is always impeccably dressed, sported a jewel tone green Erdem coat—a fitting choice, considering the brand's designer, Erdem Moralıoğlu, was born in Canada. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Received The Cutest Gifts For Baby Sussex," 11 Mar. 2019 The past takes up the whole screen, while the present is presented in a square — a fitting choice considering how so much of the information is obscured from both viewers and Heidi herself. Karen Han, Vox, "Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, is simpler than it appears — and a pleasure to watch," 2 Nov. 2018 All of this makes D’Souza a fitting choice for a president who has so far used pardons to grant political favors. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Problem With Trump’s Pardons," 1 June 2018 The 26-year-old Russian center borrowed this goal celebration from the FIFA video game series, a fitting choice given that his dazzling skill set is often better suited for a remote controller. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Confident and at Ease, These Capitals Aren't Worried About Past Playoff Disappointments," 15 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Best to bring your own fabric; allow for two or three fittings. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 DeWine's office has said fittings for the expired vests already were underway when the grievance was filed, but DeWine, a candidate for governor, has faced intense pushback over the situation in his race against Democrat Richard Cordray. Julie Carr Smyth, Fox News, "Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'," 21 Aug. 2018 Meghan Markle had eight fittings for her magnificent wedding dress, designer Clare Waight Keller has revealed. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Had 8 Wedding Dress Fittings, Designer Reveals in New Interview," 28 May 2018 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

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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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