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

In fact, Game Bar isn’t really a fitting name anymore. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Microsoft powers up Windows 10's Game Bar with truly useful tools for PC enthusiasts," 4 Apr. 2019 The Queen reportedly went at a stately pace (only fitting of course), while Prince Edward was galloping around the grounds, according to the Daily Mail. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth Went for a Mother-Son Ride Around Windsor This Weekend," 19 Nov. 2018 Perhaps most famous for his unruly, ill-fitting rat's nest of a toupee, the flamboyant Ohio Democrat was kicked out of Congress in 2002 after being convicted on bribery and... What the U.S. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018 The couple had been Instagramming dreamy dispatches from their beach vacation and the proposal is certainly a fitting end to their romantic getaway. Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Are Engaged," 10 Mar. 2019 Power armor, meet power error Bethesda soon followed this with a seemingly more fitting offer: an actual canvas bag, just like the publisher had originally promised. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 The cheap, warped plastic display looks more fitting for a toy than the remote for a $1,700-plus piece of rideable technology. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Evolve Bamboo GTX electric skateboard review: too fast, too furious," 31 Oct. 2018 Banogu has been named the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, in polling by conference media, a fitting label for a guy coming off a season with 8.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "The Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year plays for TCU. Here’s who it is," 11 July 2018 Which happens to be fitting (pardon the pun): In 2016, Moses released her debut title, The Art of Dressing Curves. Lauren Chan, Glamour, "8 Tips This Stylist Learned From 20 Years of Dressing Curves," 24 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The whole process took about two months—from the initial meetings, to the fittings at Mango's headquarters in Barcelona, to the big day. Glamour, "Mango Made a Gown for the Met Gala 2019—and You'll Be Able to Shop It," 6 May 2019 Legend has it that Givenchy — told only that Mademoiselle Hepburn would be coming in for a fitting — was expecting the grand Katherine Hepburn. Sylvie Corbet, chicagotribune.com, "Givenchy, French fashion icon, 'little black dress' designer, dies at 91," 12 Mar. 2018 The team also traveled to Milan, and Radziwill often sat in on fittings with the designer. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Lee Radziwill Become the Ultimate Fashion Muse," 19 Feb. 2019 Best to bring your own fabric; allow for two or three fittings. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 DeWine's office has said fittings for the expired vests already were underway when the grievance was filed, but DeWine, a candidate for governor, has faced intense pushback over the situation in his race against Democrat Richard Cordray. Julie Carr Smyth, Fox News, "Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'," 21 Aug. 2018 Meghan Markle had eight fittings for her magnificent wedding dress, designer Clare Waight Keller has revealed. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Had 8 Wedding Dress Fittings, Designer Reveals in New Interview," 28 May 2018 Or maybe the gasket or O-ring fitting clamped by that bolt will leak. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How to Use a Torque Wrench to Keep Your Car from Flying Apart," 26 Feb. 2019 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

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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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