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 For instance, bids for plumbing and pipe-fitting projects that could have gone to companies with union employees were instead given to nonunion workers, prosecutors said. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Politically Connected N.Y. Union Boss Is Accused of ‘Shocking’ Corruption," 1 Oct. 2020 The change should drive people to adopt concrete solutions to slowing airborne transmission, Jimenez said, such as wearing more tightly fitting masks, improving ventilation and keeping as much distance as possible from others when indoors. Tim Elfrink, Anchorage Daily News, "CDC belatedly agrees that coronavirus is airborne and spread by aerosols," 21 Sep. 2020 Still, the defense was ill-fitting, overwhelmed and undisciplined. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Two weeks in, Detroit Lions' season essentially over after flop in Green Bay," 20 Sep. 2020 Make sure your window screens are snug-fitting and intact. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Mosquitoes are out in force in Greater Cincinnati. Here's what you can do about them.," 17 Sep. 2020 Never leave kids and pets in the car, the experts warn, also advising people wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes and stay indoors. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Woman, 41, Dies While Hiking in Santa Monica Mountains During California Heat Wave," 7 Sep. 2020 An ill-fitting pack can put unnecessary strain on your body that results in bruising, chafing, or general discomfort. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Hit the Trail as a Family With These Great Baby Carriers for Hiking," 26 Aug. 2020 What could be more fitting in 2020 for die-hard Miami Hurricanes fans than the first game finally arriving and not being able to watch it? David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Hurricanes' opener vs. UAB to air on ACC Network, leaving many in South Florida unable to watch," 10 Sep. 2020 His presence there is perhaps the most fitting, if not for passion, but for timing. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "“This very possibly is going to be my last year”: Jack Beckman is savoring every moment of history," 6 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For potential shoppers, Cuup offers free 20-minute virtual fitting with a bra expert. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "5 Glamour Editors Put Cuup’s Barely There Bras to the Test," 7 Oct. 2020 Is every line attached to the right fitting at both ends? Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Find a Vacuum Leak," 2 Oct. 2020 Made from two-layer polyester, the premium masks ($12.75 with the code, normally $17) are more form-fitting across the nose, while the regular masks ($9 with the code, normally $12) have a looser fit. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "12 super popular face masks you can buy on sale right now," 9 Sep. 2020 For example, for a one-year supply of Focus daily disposable lenses (plus exam and fitting), prices ranged from $591 to $1,127. Consumers’ Checkbook, SFChronicle.com, "Tips for buying eyeglasses and contacts," 4 Sep. 2020 And the fitting is as much about getting the right wig as helping the patient heal. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wigs give hope to cancer patients at Tri-City," 3 Sep. 2020 The shopping platform will then present each shopper with a curated assortment of clothing choices that have a 90% or better likelihood of fitting, said Haniff Brown, founder and chief executive officer of FIT:MATCH. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Contactless ‘fitting room’ comes to Oakbrook Center," 26 Aug. 2020 Defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich requested a low bond amount and quick fitting for a GPS ankle monitor so Squillace could be released from jail as soon as possible for health reasons. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Teenager charged 9 months after deadly 91 mph collision," 25 Aug. 2020 Studies suggest that 60% of users fail the fitting of surgical masks on first attempt. USA Today, "Cotton mask or neck fleece? Check out how effective different kinds of masks are," 16 Aug. 2020

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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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Last Updated

24 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitting. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for fitting

fitting

adjective
How to pronounce fitting (audio)

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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