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

Their interest in food is fitting, because food helped pave the team's way to Taiwan. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "The Seawolves had to make a lot of pot pies to pay their way to a basketball tournament in Taiwan," 28 June 2018 Their droopy sense of conflicted excitement is really fitting for that moment in life. Maggie Lange, The Cut, "Some Thoughts on the Tassel Earring," 28 June 2018 The all-white ensemble was especially fitting considering Tuesday is the one-month anniversary of her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Wears White Dress (from Her Bridal Designer!) on Her 1-Month Anniversary," 19 June 2018 Yet, perhaps that was fitting for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, New York City’s hottest social event of the summer. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Sienna Miller and Penélope Cruz Don Their Summer Best at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic," 4 June 2018 The performance is fitting, given that Elton has been close with the royal family for years--particularly with Princess Diana. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Elton John to Perform at the Royal Wedding: Report," 16 May 2018 Durant has paid fitting tribute to the man and the moniker ever since then. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 2018 Related stories from Sacramento Bee Some quirky new characters could be coming to K Street in Sacramento A fitting tribute for Tower Records’ Russ Solomon? Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Her mural of Prince earned worldwide attention in April. Now, her remix is almost done," 4 June 2018 In some ways, Frogmore can be seen as both a fitting and awkward choice for the wedding reception. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Reception Venue Is Also a Graveyard," 18 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Julie Centofanti, bridal manager at Allegria Bridal in Belmont, said most women require two to three fittings leading up to the big day. Alison Goldman, BostonGlobe.com, "I’m about to fly 1,000 miles with my wedding dress," 10 July 2018 The kitchen’s custom island is in stainless steel, the sinks and fittings are by Marcel Wanders for Boffi, and the wall cabinets, counters, and backsplash are in Carrara marble. Zander Abranowicz, ELLE Decor, "A Modern Take on Greek Island Living in Serifos," 2 July 2018 Buzz60 German authorities launched a probe into a string of deaths at a metal fittings company after an employee was caught trying to poison a co-worker's lunch. Darko Janjevic, USA TODAY, "German man suspected of killing 21 co-workers by poisoning their food," 29 June 2018 Coming to Busted, originally as a customer, Hackett realized just how much there was to learn about bras and fitting. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Busted Bra Shop founder helps women find right fit in Detroit, Chicago," 26 June 2018 For example, to traditionally make a plastic pipe fitting, a manufacturer would have to make multiple molds, pour the material into the mold and then assemble it. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Tempe company explores 3D printing for NASA spacecraft," 25 June 2018 The 4,600-square-foot indoor facility offers professional instruction, club fitting, and practice opportunities. Julia Preszler, BostonGlobe.com, "Top bank, a reusable shopping bag, and a scholarship in memory of a Salem State student," 8 June 2018 Orient the plastic adapter so that the fitting is as close to vertical as possible and stick it to the film. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield," 9 Jan. 2018 The 7,500-square-foot store is stocked nearly from floor to ceiling with tools and nails, screws and bolts, paint and pipe, rope and radiator fittings, garden hoses and grass seed. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Nailing a sale? Owner of historic hardware store seeks buyer who will keep business running," 11 June 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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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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