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 fitting (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 Should the deal between RedBall and the Fenway Sports Group go through, Beane might be working with owner John Henry, which is sort of fitting. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s Plus: A possible goodbye to Billy Beane and a good job of keeping the staff intact," 21 Oct. 2020 This holiday season is going to be a veritable apocalypse of deals, which is oddly fitting. Wired Staff, Wired, "15 Great Weekend Deals on TVs, Gaming Gear, and Headphones," 3 Oct. 2020 The fact that the documentary is being released under slightly different circumstances than the norm is somewhat fitting, the filmmakers say. Radhika Marya, Fortune, "‘House of Cardin’ aims to be more than a fashion documentary," 27 Aug. 2020 That things build to a semi-ridiculous heist is fitting; the whole movie feels stolen. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences," 15 Jan. 2021 The heartless, slash-and-burn approach is more fitting of a WikiOrc or a WikiTroll, two villains of the site’s taxonomy. Stephen Harrison, Wired, "Wikipedia Is Basically a Massive RPG," 15 Jan. 2021 This matchup would not have been a tremendous surprise last summer — the teams were ranked No. 2 and 3 at the start of the season — but the Buckeyes’ presence in the playoff is particularly fitting. New York Times, "Alabama and Ohio State Reach the National Title Game With Runaway Wins," 1 Jan. 2021 The attention is fitting, considering how the original owners loved and worked to develop the grounds. Amanda Milkovits, BostonGlobe.com, "Blithewold Mansion brings holiday magic outdoors," 31 Dec. 2020 Which is fitting, because 2020 was one long, howling, Category 5 crapstorm. Dave Barry, Washington Post, "Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Finds included gold coins inscribed with the initials of Henry VIII’s first three wives, rare Saxon pennies and a copper Roman furniture fitting. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Viking Jewelry," 23 Feb. 2021 The tailor took it in a little more after the final fitting. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, "‘Ready to get to work’: Dallas Police Chief Eddie García on the job even before Day 1," 2 Feb. 2021 Made from two-layer polyester, these premium masks, normally $17 and now $12.75 with the code, are more form-fitting across the nose, while the regular masks, from $7.13 with the code, have a looser fit. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "14 best-selling face masks to buy on sale right now," 15 Jan. 2021 Made from two-layer polyester, these premium masks, normally $17 and now $12.75 with the code, are more form-fitting across the nose, while the regular masks, from $7.13 with the code, have a looser fit. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "14 best-selling face masks to buy on sale right now," 15 Jan. 2021 Finds included gold coins inscribed with the initials of Henry VIII’s first three wives, rare Saxon pennies and a copper Roman furniture fitting. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Medieval Chinese Coin Found in England Suggests a Vast Medieval Trade Route," 4 Jan. 2021 This also would enable Muti to record the Beethoven symphonies cycle that had been planned before the pandemic struck, a fitting – and monumental – statement from conductor and orchestra. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: 6 wishes for Chicago’s jazz and classical music in the New Year," 28 Dec. 2020 The fabric is stretchy, comfort fitting, quick-drying and breathable. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "12 bestselling face masks we covered in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Jenkins attended every costume fitting and was involved in the character’s look during each iteration of her transformation. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, "How ‘Wonder Woman 1984' tailored Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah role just for her," 23 Dec. 2020

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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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15 Feb 2021

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“Fitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitting. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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
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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