What does fitting mean?

Definitions for fitting
ˈfɪt ɪŋfit·ting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjustment, accommodation, fitting(noun)

    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

  2. fitting(noun)

    a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

  3. appointment, fitting(noun)

    (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)

  4. fitting, try-on, trying on(adj)

    putting clothes on to see whether they fit

  5. fitting(adj)

    in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion

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

  6. fitting, meet(adj)

    being precisely fitting and right

    "it is only meet that she should be seated first"


  1. fitting(Noun)

    A small detachable part of a device or machine.

  2. fitting(Noun)

    The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.

  3. fitting(Noun)

    The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.

  4. fitting(Noun)

    Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing. Opposite of fixture.

  5. fitting(Adjective)

    appropriate, or in keeping

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fitting

    of Fit

  2. Fitting(noun)

    anything used in fitting up

  3. Fitting(noun)

    necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings

  4. Fitting(adj)

    fit; appropriate; suitable; proper

Editors Contribution

  1. fitting

    A part or item of furnishing.

    The fittings were included in the house sale.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fitting' in Nouns Frequency: #2564

How to pronounce fitting?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say fitting in sign language?

  1. fitting


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fitting in a Sentence

  1. Andy Baker:

    You can put it in any close-fitting garment.

  2. Melody Gao:

    We came here specifically to check out the fitting room.

  3. Wilfred Owen, Poem: Dulce et Decorum est.:

    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. (Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland)

  4. Francis of Assisi:

    It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

  5. Pauline Frommer:

    Yoga pants and a sports bra with a long-sleeved but loose-fitting shirt and a cardigan for layering.

Images & Illustrations of fitting

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  • фитинг, проба, подходящBulgarian
  • kováníCzech
  • sopiva, irto-osa, kaluste, sovitus, helaFinnish
  • convenable, essayage, approprié, conformeFrench
  • gabháil, diongbháilteIrish
  • iomchaidh, freagarrachScottish Gaelic
  • traaoilManx
  • フィッティングJapanese
  • przymiarkaPolish
  • provaPortuguese
  • a probaRomanian
  • примерка, осветительный прибор, фитинг, гарнитура, мебель, недвижимый инвентарьRussian

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