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

This spring, that journey came to a fitting conclusion. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Hensh takes own path to Howard County girls lacrosse Player of Year honors," 10 June 2019 While police said the forced entry was justified to tend to a child with a possible dangerous illness, critics say the door-breaking was more fitting for drug dealers, not parents who made a medical decision for their child. Jacques Billeaud, The Seattle Times, "Police in Arizona kick in door to bring sick boy to hospital," 29 Mar. 2019 In dire need of a more fitting name for a project that could deliver technology worthy of the Avengers, this project that is paving the way for real life laser-blasting drones, it is currently called … the Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD). Allison Barrie, Fox News, "New laser-equipped drones will take out missile threats against the US," 7 Sep. 2018 Best Way to End an Era Arsène Wenger's last chapter as the manager of Arsenal at home came to a fitting conclusion on Sunday, with the Gunners running out deserved 5-0 winners over Burnley. SI.com, "6 of the Best Moments From the Premier League As Champions Man City Finally Get Their Trophy," 7 May 2018 As a vocal advocate for LGBTQ causes and the longtime face of everything Burberry, Delevingne provided a fitting conclusion to a landmark show. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Returns to the Runway for Burberry’s Tribute to LGBTQ Youth," 17 Feb. 2018 That experience was a fitting closure to my memory of D-Day. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Roads named for the fallen at Omaha and Utah beaches," 7 June 2019 This is perhaps a fitting political epitaph for Theresa May, who steps down as leader of the party on June 7th after three years characterised by a toxic combination of hubris, dithering and poor judgment. The Economist, "Labour holds Peterborough, slowing the Brexit Party’s momentum," 7 June 2019 Police said a man entered the business and was seeing taking photos or videos of an underage person who was changing clothes in a fitting room. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Bluff police: Officers investigate report of man recording underage person in fitting room," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The actress and model also shared a photo from her Versace fitting, which gives a much closer look at her iconic gold accessories: Ratajkowski was joined on the runway by Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Ponytail Just Created Some Serious Drama for Versace at Milan Fashion Week," 13 Jan. 2019 The cast just wrapped up filming and its only fitting that the original four came together one last time before officially saying goodbye to the film series. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" and Their Characters," 20 Aug. 2018 The actress says the fitting was...different, to say the least. Glamour, "Nina Dobrev's Met Gala 2019 Look Was 3D-Printed to Her Exact Measurements," 7 May 2019 Kendall Jenner is likely spending a good chunk of this weekend getting ready for Monday's Met Gala, finalizing her fittings, mapping out her makeup look — and perhaps getting a major haircut? Marci Robin, Allure, "Kendall Jenner Is Thinking of Chopping Off Her Hair," 4 May 2019 The first fitting is in muslin, which is part of the ritual. Danielle Steel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Danielle Steele: A Fashion Love Story," 2 May 2019 The fittings on the sliding doors that cover the elevator are shiny silver, but definitely industrial in style. Jesse Kornbluth, ELLE Decor, "Darren Star’s New York Loft is Not What You Would Expect from the Sex and the City Creator," 16 Apr. 2019 Next, the fittings are rugged, pre-finished to resist corrosion, and swing hardware is bolted to prevent any dangerous pull-outs. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Wooden Swing Set," 30 Jan. 2019 The first fitting, which takes us two days, is literally 18 or 19 racks of clothes. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "13 Things You Never Knew About Getting Dressed on "The Bachelor"," 16 Jan. 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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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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