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Fitting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FIT'TING, ppr. Making suitable; adapting; preparing; qualifying; providing with.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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"
2: being precisely fitting and right; "it is only meet that she should be seated first" [syn: fitting, meet] n
1: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances [syn: adjustment, accommodation, fitting]
2: a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
3: (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) [syn: appointment, fitting]
4: putting clothes on to see whether they fit [syn: fitting, try-on, trying on]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 15th century of a kind appropriate to the situation ; suitable Synonyms: see fit fittingly adverb fittingness noun II. noun Date: 1607 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>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 the process or an instance of having a garment etc. fitted (needed several fittings). 2 a (in pl.) the fixtures and fitments of a building. b a piece of apparatus or furniture. --adj. proper, becoming, right. Phrases and idioms: fitting-shop a place where machine parts are put together. Derivatives: fittingly adv. fittingness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fit Fit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fitting.] 1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation. The time is fitted for the duty. --Burke. The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature. --Macaulay. 2. To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc. The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes. --Is. xliv. 13. 3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required. No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. --Shak. 4. To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on. That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions. --Shak. That time best fits the work. --Shak. To fit out, to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer. To fit up, to firnish with things suitable; to make proper for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to fit up a room for a guest.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fitting Fit"ting, n. Anything used in fitting up; especially (pl.), necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fitting Fit"ting, a. Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper. -- Fit"ting*ly, adv. -- Fit"ting*ness, n. --Jer. Taylor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fittings) 1. A fitting is one of the smaller parts on the outside of a piece of equipment or furniture, for example a handle or a tap. ...brass light fittings. ...industrial fittings for kitchen and bathroom... N-COUNT: usu with supp 2. Fittings are things such as ovens or heaters, that are fitted inside a building, but can be removed if necessary. N-PLURAL 3. Something that is fitting is right or suitable. A solitary man, it was perhaps fitting that he should have died alone... = appropriate ADJ fittingly ...the four-storeyed, and fittingly named, High House... = appropriately ADV: ADV adj, ADV before v, ADV with cl 4. If someone has a fitting, they try on a piece of clothing that is being made for them to see if it fits. She lunched and shopped and went for fittings for clothes she didn't need. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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