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

Despite the inclement weather, the choice of location was fitting, with the World War II memorial at one end and the Lincoln Memorial at the other, flanked by memorials for veterans of Vietnam and Korea. Madeleine Joung, Time, "Trump's 'Salute to America' Highlighted a Contradiction in His Presidency," 5 July 2019 How fitting that their engagement was born of a selfie. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Meet The Two World Cup Soccer Stars Getting Married in December," 3 July 2019 That it is set to face one of the tournament’s giants is fitting, since perhaps no country in this year’s World Cup has awakened more dramatically to women’s soccer than Spain. New York Times, "For Spain, Investment Pays Off at the World Cup," 23 June 2019 And yet this sweetness of mood seemed so fitting, and so right. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "Once More to Ground Zero," 17 June 2019 During her fitting, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon—Access's guest last year and Marie superfan—stopped by to give her some tips on working the red carpet. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Marie Kondo's Going to The Oscars, So Naturally, She Needs An Outfit That Sparks Joy," 22 Feb. 2019 It’s hard to imagine a notice more fitting than that. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al.com, "Bama Dems are victims of their own dirty tricks," 16 July 2019 Evan Prater, Wyoming, quarterback A Mr. Football Award would be fitting for the dual-threat Prater, who recently committed to join older brother, Garyn, at the University of Cincinnati. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati's Mr. Football curse: Will 2019 be the year it comes to an end?," 8 July 2019 Most Americans, however, say Trump has not acted in a way that is fitting and proper for a president. Allan Smith, NBC News, "Trump reaches highest approval rating of presidency in latest poll," 7 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And that’s fitting as the first step for Tubosun, once in the role, was to attempt to determine what a standard version of Nigerian English, or even a Nigerian accent, sounds like. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "How Google created a Nigerian voice and accent for Maps," 31 July 2019 Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens, no holes and remain closed. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "A Maricopa County resident has died from West Nile virus. It's the first death of 2019," 11 July 2019 The Mandalay was tricked out with only the best — mahogany, brass, ivory fittings, a teak deck. Bonnie Gross, sun-sentinel.com, "Boat tours explore underwater Biscayne National Park," 20 June 2019 The fittings of a hotel were torn out or just torn to shreds, leaving the structure littered with debris in an image reminiscent of wartime or the aftermath of a natural disaster. NBC News, "Venezuela's dead are not spared as theft increases in cemeteries," 18 June 2019 The 8-year-old Syrian girl, quietly crying in an Istanbul clinic, was overwhelmed by the new set of prosthetic legs she had just received and taken aback by the cameras pointed at her by journalists attending the fitting. Zeynep Bilginsoy And Mehmet Guzel, Fox News, "Syrian girl born without legs gets new prosthetics in Turkey," 8 July 2018 Modification experts – Using the Impact 100 Workshop, May We Help volunteers will provide on-site fittings and modifications. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "Nonprofit hosts second adaptive equipment swap, prepares for gala," 10 July 2019 In contrast, in piping associated with the gas meters, ATF investigators found a disconnected threaded fitting that appeared undamaged. Steve Thompson, Washington Post, "How federal investigators pieced together the deadly Flower Branch explosion," 28 June 2019 Fixtures, fittings and furnishings at the Victorian-era structure were paid for by the royal couple. NBC News, "Prince Harry, Meghan's home renovations cost British taxpayers $3 million," 25 June 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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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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