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

Then with the score tied 33-33 at 14:53, the shot clock had issues, which considering the shooting by both teams was only fitting. John Fineran, The Seattle Times, "Gibbs and Harvey key 69-59 Irish victory over Georgia Tech," 10 Feb. 2019 Walking the red carpet at a glamorous event only to get called her sister's name is something that would exactly happen to Tahani, so that's why this moment with Jameela is so fitting. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "E!'s Jameela Jamil "Insult" at the Golden Globes 2019 Was Actually Genius," 7 Jan. 2019 The matchup between the teams marks a fitting end to what has been the year of the quarterback change at the highest level of the sport. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Clemson, Notre Dame and the Year of the Quarterback Change," 28 Dec. 2018 The spontaneous moment was completely unexpected—name another leading man who could kick off his Gucci and perform a ceremonial dance on the red carpet—and a fitting end to a stylish night out. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Give a Crash Course in BoHo Couple’s Style," 13 Dec. 2018 Being elected to office from the grave is a fitting end to Hof’s bizarre career and larger-than-life persona. Antonia Noori Farzan, The Seattle Times, "Dennis Hof, deceased brothel owner dubbed the ‘Trump of Pahrump,’ wins state assembly seat in Nevada," 7 Nov. 2018 One of the Sparrow’s Meltaway bars, a chewy mélange of butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut, was a fitting end to our baked, stuffed girlfriend’s getaway. BostonGlobe.com, "A pastry pilgrimage to sample sweets from Food Network competitors," 6 July 2018 If this were Koch’s final start, Calhoun’s homer provided a sort of fitting end to his time in the rotation. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Matt Koch roughed up by Angels in possibly final start," 19 June 2018 And the train station is proof of that — a fitting end to the long beginning of Detroit’s comeback. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit train station is city's biggest comeback moment yet," 15 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The bachelorette's fittings can take up to two days. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "13 Things You Never Knew About Getting Dressed on "The Bachelor"," 16 Jan. 2019 In the kitchen, white cabinetry and window casings were rebuilt and hand-painted in black gloss, with fittings in highly polished brass. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 The pint-size fashion plate invited us along to her Dior fitting as she was set to attend the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala presented by the iconic French brand. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selah Marley Plays Dress Up with Dior," 15 Nov. 2018 The model, after all, also went through countless fittings to make sure the bodysuit and star accessory were actually wearable ahead of her big runway moment. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Watch Romee Strijd Try on Her Swarovski Bodysuit Before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 7 Nov. 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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