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fitting

adjective fit·ting \ ˈfi-tiŋ \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of fitting

:of a kind appropriate to the situation :suitable

fittingly

play \ˈfi-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

fittingness

noun

Examples of fitting in a Sentence

  1. It was a fitting end to their rivalry.

  2. it is only fitting that you should be the one to take her back to the airport since she flew out to see you

Recent Examples of fitting from the Web

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First Known Use of fitting

15th century

Synonym Discussion of fitting

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

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fitting

noun

Definition of fitting

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

Examples of fitting in a Sentence

  1. I have a fitting for my wedding dress this afternoon.

Recent Examples of fitting from the Web

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First Known Use of fitting

1607



FITTING Defined for English Language Learners

fitting

adjective

Definition of fitting for English Language Learners

  • : of a kind that is appropriate for the situation or purpose


fitting

noun

Definition of fitting for English Language Learners

  • : the act of putting on clothes to see if they fit properly

  • : a small part

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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fitting

adjective fit·ting \ ˈfi-tiŋ \

Definition of fitting for Students

:1appropriate, suitable
  • a fitting memorial

fittingly

adverb

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fitting

noun

Definition of fitting for Students

:a small part that goes with something larger
  • a pipe fitting


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