Fitting - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪtɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word fitting
Brit.  |ˈfɪtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word fitting
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to fit

noun

- making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances (syn: accommodation, adjustment)
- a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
- (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) (syn: appointment)
- putting clothes on to see whether they fit (syn: try- on)
- in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion (syn: decent)
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this
- being precisely fitting and right (syn: meet)

Examples

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...

I have a fitting for my wedding dress this afternoon.

I thought the memorial was a fitting tribute to the President.

It is only fitting that Simon propose the first toast tonight.

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this

fitting the jacket to the customer

...I deem it fitting that we mark this solemn occasion with a day of prayer and thanksgiving....

She went to wardrobe for her fitting.

The patient was fitting.

Fitting continued for more than 5 minutes.

Socks that are too tight can cause as much harm as badly fitting shoes.

Badly fitting shoes are bound to rub.

with all the appurtenances fitting thereto

a fitting symbol of spousal love

Word forms

noun
singular: fitting
plural: fittings
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