- The definition of fitting is something appropriate or expected.
- An example of fitting is a man with a 34" waist wearing 34" waist jeans; a fitting size.
- An example of fitting is someone who's known for not showing up for events, not showing up to a party; a fitting absence.
- Fitting is defined as the activity when someone tries on clothes to make sure they are the right size, or a small part that joins together other parts.
- An example of a fitting is trying on a new skirt that is being made by a dressmaker to make sure it is the correct length.
- An example of a fitting is an elbow joint of pipe.
fitting definition by Webster's New World
- an adjustment or trying on of clothes, etc. for fit
- a small part used to join, adjust, or adapt other parts, as in a system of pipes
- the fixtures, furnishings, or decorations of a house, office, automobile, etc.
- fittingly adverb
fitting definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
- A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
- fittings Chiefly British Furnishings or fixtures.
- fitˈting·ly adverb
- fitˈting·ness noun
Variant of fit
- to be suitable or adapted to; be in accord with: let the punishment fit the crime
- to be the proper size, shape, etc. for
- to make or alter so as to fit
- to measure (a person) for something that must be fitted: fit him for a brace
- to make suitable or qualified: his training fits him for the job
- to insert, as into a receptacle: to fit a key in a lock
- to make a place for: with in or into: to fit another passenger into the crowded car
- to equip; outfit: often with out
Origin: Middle English fitten ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to Old Norse fitja, to knit, tie ends of thread, akin to Old High German fizza, skein of thread, ultimately ; from Indo-European an unverified form pedyo-, fetter, literally , of the foot ; from base an unverified form ped-, foot
- Archaic to be suitable or proper
- to be suitably adapted; be in accord or harmony: often with in or into
- to have the proper size or shape for a particular figure, space, etc.: his coat fits well; this won't fit into the box
- adapted, adjusted, qualified, or suited to some purpose, function, situation, etc.: food fit to eat
- proper; right; appropriate
- in good physical condition; healthy
- Informal disturbed enough; inclined: she was fit to scream
Origin: ME fyt
- the condition of fitting or being fitted
- the manner or degree of fitting or of fitting together: a good fit, a tight fit
- anything that fits
Origin: prob. < the v.