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 fitting (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 Eden Gross’s hopeful lyrics were written before the pandemic but were especially fitting when the song was released this spring. Washington Post, "10-year-old Florida girl writes a song to let kids know that fears are normal," 25 Apr. 2021 After all, what could be a more fitting gift for the person who’s been cultivating your growth since day one? Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "6 Cute Gardening Gifts, Because Mom Doesn’t Need Any More Candles," 20 Apr. 2021 The draft night party served as a more fitting conclusion to her time with the Razorbacks than their last game, in which Arkansas became the seventh No. 4 seed ever to be upset by a No. 13 seed in the first round of the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament. New York Times, "Chelsea Dungee Was Ready for Her W.N.B.A. (and Yacht?) Moment," 16 Apr. 2021 Trying to find a gift that is fitting of the woman who gave you life — NBD, right? Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "15 Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts Hiding In Plain Sight On Amazon," 14 Apr. 2021 The man was always a complicated character — an angry drunk who suffered more than his fair share of loss — and his sendoff was appropriately fitting. Rachel Simon, Vulture, "Every Major Grey’s Anatomy Character Return, Ranked," 2 Apr. 2021 Always make sure the fabric is tight fitting and not too loose or bulky to ensure optimal performance when typing. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Touchscreen gloves to use your phone outdoors year-round," 12 Mar. 2021 But after preaching to his players to respect every opponent, Henson didn’t want a more casual outfit to elicit a team effort more fitting of a practice or scrimmage. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, "As coaches embrace casual dress code, UTSA's Steve Henson still suits up," 4 Mar. 2021 After all, your bedroom is for relaxing and romance, so what could be more fitting than a bathtub (aside from a bed, of course)? Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Bedroom Tub: It's Controversial, But That's Why I Love It," 1 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During Nicky’s bridesmaid-dress fitting, Althea receives a call from a mysterious person. Max Gao, Vulture, "Kung Fu Recap: The Quiet Within," 15 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, Ashley Graham took a break from what appeared to be a fitting to snap a few mirror selfies and show off her look. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Ashley Graham’s Outfit Makes A Case For Wearing Bike Shorts With Heels," 9 Apr. 2021 Pencil skirts are more form-fitting and fall below the knee. Ana Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, "The best plus-size skirt," 4 Apr. 2021 For a moment, the phone line fizzles, and Roach offers apologies—Zendaya is calling, en route to their next fitting. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, "Law Roach Isn’t Playing by Hollywood’s Rules," 2 Apr. 2021 Both Moralıoğlu and Waldman were in every fitting and meeting, ensuring the clothes met both of their expectations. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Erdem and Universal Standard Join Forces for a Game-changing Denim Collaboration," 31 Mar. 2021 But don’t break up just because one or both of you don’t see each other fitting into the nuclear family mold. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "My girlfriend’s been great through this hunker down, but my friends say I should end things because she’s not ‘the one’," 28 Mar. 2021 Posting a mirror shot from what looks like a fitting with her stylist, Kylie stood, basically nude, in a sheer catsuit. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Just Wore the Most Naked Bodysuit I’ve Ever Seen," 25 Mar. 2021 Finds included gold coins inscribed with the initials of Henry VIII’s first three wives, rare Saxon pennies and a copper Roman furniture fitting. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Viking Jewelry," 23 Feb. 2021

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Fitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitting. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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