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

Given that Cora Crawley's story is not so different from that of Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American heiress who married the Duke of Malborough in order to help save the family estate of Blenheim Palace, the setting is particularly fitting. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Downton Abbey Exhibition Is Heading to the Biltmore," 26 June 2019 An anonymous donor who gave $15 million and a cadre of New York’s graphic-design champions helped materialize the dream of erecting a fitting shrine to important posters from the 18th century to the present. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "A new museum dedicated to the enduring power of posters opens in New York City," 20 June 2019 So perhaps what happens next will be fitting enough. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs’ Big Three reunited in retirement as Tony Parker hangs it up," 10 June 2019 But that’s only fitting: When looking for ghosts, things rarely are. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "Why Fermilab is Making A Neutrino Detector 800 Miles Long," 12 Mar. 2019 And so to have the start of this World Cup in Reims is very fitting. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "History of revolutionary women makes Reims fitting host for USWNT opening match," 2 Aug. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Some smashed fittings and sprayed anti-government and pro-democracy graffiti on the walls while others read out their demands, which included universal suffrage for Hong Kong. The Economist, "Hong Kong protesters storm the legislative council," 30 June 2019 Many social media users found the name of the brand ill-fitting. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Kim Kardashian accused of cultural appropriation — again — over name of shapewear line," 26 June 2019 And like many an early online community fitting that description (Ars included), EQ has become proof of another real-world effect: couples that geek together often stay together. Andy Patrizio, Ars Technica, "EverQuest’s long, strange 20-year trip still has no end in sight," 6 June 2019 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

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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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