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

Containers also must be made of metal, rubber or plastic that does not become brittle in extreme cold, have suitable handles and a tight-fitting cover and be rodent-proof. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Trash containers in Havre de Grace can accommodate up to 50 pounds," 19 Apr. 2018 There’s a strong transformation underway along the Butchertown and NuLu border, and in a way, that’s a fitting backdrop for a new barbershop. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "NuLu's new barbershop is keeping patrons as fresh as the neighborhood," 10 July 2018 After two years of moving, adjusting and fitting parts together, Tomball will be unveiling its new model railroads at its historic downtown depot on July 20. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball to unveil model railroads that depict its history," 7 July 2018 Arranged over two levels, the museum’s focus is on digital and interactive installations—a fitting choice, considering Bond’s penchant for high-tech gadgets. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Mountaintop Museum Highlights the History of Bond—James Bond," 19 June 2018 Residences in Northwest Portland seemed more fitting to Manhattan than Stumptown. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "On the market: Over-the-top, luxury condos (photos)," 12 May 2018 These December Pittsburgh games always seem more fitting on skates. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, "The best and worst of the 2018 Cincinnati Bengals regular season schedule," 19 Apr. 2018 But fitting newcomers into the group has been relatively easy. Randall G. Mielke, Aurora Beacon-News, "Under the Streetlamp endures through some changes," 14 Mar. 2018 Their interest in food is fitting, because food helped pave the team's way to Taiwan. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "The Seawolves had to make a lot of pot pies to pay their way to a basketball tournament in Taiwan," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Toilet-paper rolls will work, but elbow fittings are best, because they can be rotated in the hole to redirect output. Popular Mechanics, "3 Energy-Saving Ways To Keep Your House Cooler This Summer," 27 June 2018 The company then shipped three semi-trucks worth of uniforms to Atlanta and 15 other cities for employee fittings. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Delta rolls out new Zac Posen-designed employee uniforms," 30 May 2018 Suits will be be up a flight of central stairs, and the building’s top floor has been designed to accommodate a series of suites for made-to-measure fittings, de Jong said. Janelle Nanos, BostonGlobe.com, "Well dressed: Suitsupply to open soon on Newbury Street," 14 May 2018 According to reporter Omid Mio Scobie and Us Weekly, fittings have already been taking place in Markle’s Nottingham Cottage home. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 21 Feb. 2018 In regards to the CX-7, water and salt on the road could potentially corrode the ball joint fittings, which can cause the front lower control arm to separate from the vehicle, making steering much more difficult. Cory Stieg, Good Housekeeping, "Mazda Recalls Millions of Vehicles Worldwide," 1 Sep. 2016 Menswear designer Todd Snyder watched a model show off his clothes at a fitting last week for his fashion show. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "A ‘Modern Preppy’ Maestro Makes Peace With Streetwear," 10 July 2018 Julie Centofanti, bridal manager at Allegria Bridal in Belmont, said most women require two to three fittings leading up to the big day. Alison Goldman, BostonGlobe.com, "I’m about to fly 1,000 miles with my wedding dress," 10 July 2018 The kitchen’s custom island is in stainless steel, the sinks and fittings are by Marcel Wanders for Boffi, and the wall cabinets, counters, and backsplash are in Carrara marble. Zander Abranowicz, ELLE Decor, "A Modern Take on Greek Island Living in Serifos," 2 July 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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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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