fitting

adjective
fit·​ting | \ ˈfi-tiŋ \

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 \ 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

Their wedding date was rather fitting considering the pair also got engaged on Trainor's 24th birthday one year ago. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Meghan Trainor Is Married," 23 Dec. 2018 All decked out for the holidays, the Virginia Hotel is especially fitting for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Winter In Cape May, New Jersey," 10 Dec. 2018 What other house than this would be more fitting to feature on All Hallow’s Eve?! Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Live In A Replica Of The Salem Witch House," 31 Oct. 2018 The décor was perfectly fitting for the fall wedding. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's First Kiss as Newlyweds Compared to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's," 12 Oct. 2018 City officials have been wringing their hands in recent months about how to replace a controversial gun show at the auditorium with something more fitting for the building’s park setting. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers consider ice rink at War Memorial in Fort Lauderdale," 26 June 2018 And the work’s Finale movement was far too brief and inconsequential to have provided a fitting climax; this section needs to be either expanded or dropped. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Jazz Philharmonic delivers urgent message with 'Chicago Immigrant Stories'," 15 June 2018 Herb Adderley’s 60 yard return with an interception was a fitting climax to the Packers’ second half showing. Bud Lea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jan. 14, 1968: Packers rout Raiders to repeat as Super Bowl champions," 18 Jan. 2018 Today, the Persephone planter is their best-selling blob — fitting, given millennials’ habit of accumulating and Instagramming houseplants. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Some people feel a tenderness toward bulbous candles and planters. Why?," 21 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When a ship was scuttled, her crew usually removed most items of value, from cannon and small arms to personal possessions and even some of the ship’s fittings. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour found off the coast of Rhode Island," 24 Sep. 2018 Wong still worries about seeing a lab coat on the rack during a fitting for a new show. Karen Ho, GQ, "BD Wong Doesn't Want Fame—He Wants Success," 27 June 2018 Most consist of two to four corner braces, a turnbuckle, cable, and fittings. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "Do Repair Kits for Wood Gates Actually Work?," 22 Apr. 2017 The powder room’s washstand and fittings are by RH, Restoration Hardware, the mirror is from Design Within Reach, and the sconces are by Jonathan Adler. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 The owner claimed a disgruntled former tenant sabotaged the infrastructure, but a building inspector blamed the problem on improper fittings and lack of support for the waste lines. Michael Hill, The Seattle Times, "Limo driver’s family believes he was given an unsafe vehicle," 10 Oct. 2018 But in 2005, the museum decided to sell the gown — and claim that the princess had worn it during fittings. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Duplicate Royal Wedding Dresses," 20 Sep. 2018 Step 3: Soldering Basics Soldering copper tubing and fittings is really one of the easiest building skills to acquire. Steve Willson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Install An Electric Water Heater," 24 Aug. 2018 Tierney said two staff members who scheduled DeWine's fitting are no longer with the office and couldn't be asked how the appointment came about. Julie Carr Smyth, Fox News, "Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'," 21 Aug. 2018

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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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More Definitions for fitting

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

: 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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