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 Sullivan told the Washington Examiner, adding that a manslaughter charge would be more fitting. Russ Read, Washington Examiner, "Death in Mali: Navy SEAL Tony DeDolph pleads not guilty in Green Beret murder case," 13 Jan. 2020 Should win: If drama is the category, is there a more fitting subject than divorce? Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "2020 Golden Globe winner predictions: EW picks who should and who will win," 2 Jan. 2020 Mike Pence came to town Vice President Mike Pence couldn’t have chosen a place more fitting than Rocket City U.S.A to announce that American astronauts will return to the moon in the next five years. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "11 of the Huntsville metro’s biggest stories of 2019," 25 Dec. 2019 Gomes has become a more regular part of the first team squad this season and was awarded a more fitting shirt number ahead of the campaign, trading his old 47 jersey for 28. SI.com, "Man Utd 'Close' to Securing New Contract for Talented Youngster Angel Gomes," 21 Oct. 2019 Given some of the unnecessarily cruel tactics the character employs, a more fitting stance would be godlike detachment while making sport of the mortal follies that the play doles out in generous measure. Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure,’ set in the #MeToo era," 11 Oct. 2019 There's nothing more fitting on a spooky holiday than to dress up as these two heroes who fight alongside their children to defeat and save the town from the Mind Flayer and Demogorgons. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 2019 Halloween Costume Trends You're Going to See Everywhere," 30 Aug. 2019 Both take Ophelia from a side character to the central heroine of her own story, a narrative that seems more fitting in a time of female empowerment and #MeToo. Emily Rome, latimes.com, "Shakespeare’s Ophelia gets bold new makeovers in a film and a video game," 6 July 2019 Guided by Wonder’s music, the academy aims to deliver a fitting tribute to King. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "The Black Academy of Arts and Letters concert to highlight music of Stevie Wonder," 17 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Times adds that Razek allegedly touched another model’s crotch through her underwear during that same fitting. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Former Victoria's Secret Executive Ed Razek Allegedly Made Inappropriate Comments About Bella Hadid's Body During a Fitting," 2 Feb. 2020 Special fittings were designed to pop open slightly, revealing a red line if the internal pressure indicated a leak. William Harwood, CBS News, "Spacewalkers fix unexpected leak during final work to repair $2 billion cosmic ray detector," 25 Jan. 2020 As fictional Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman, Stan exhibits biting cynicism and malaise fitting of a bureaucrat that’s boiled down to blandness in this overwrought movie. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Melodramatic Vietnam War drama 'The Last Full Measure' doesn't live up to its hero," 23 Jan. 2020 Wacoal makes a $2 donation to Komen’s National Treatment Assistance Program for each free bra fitting with a Wacoal expert during its Fit for the Cure events. courant.com, "Breast cancer awareness: A calendar of upcoming events," 29 Sep. 2019 Seems fitting that a goalkeeper should pinch the MOTM award after week five's only goalless draw was played out at Villa Park on Monday night. SI.com, "Fantasy Premier League: The 10 Players Who Scooped Man of the Match in Gameweek 5," 18 Sep. 2019 In March 2018 came the proposal, one fitting—and only possible—for the likes of a Getty. James Reginato, Town & Country, "Outrageous Fortune: Nats, August, and Gigi Gorgeous Getty Are Not Your Typical Old-Money Scions," 14 Jan. 2020 Lorenzen received a farewell fitting for someone of his status, as adoring fans recalled their favorite Lorenzen moments. Rana L. Cash, The Courier-Journal, "12 unforgettable sports stories from 2019 that kept us talking all year long," 30 Dec. 2019 Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers rank 25th in road attendance (16,552), but that’s probably just an example of far-flung Alberta fitting into a predominant American league. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Chambers: Why the Avalanche leads the NHL in road attendance," 14 Dec. 2019

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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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5 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitting. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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fitting

adjective
How to pronounce fitting (audio)

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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