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Adjective: fitting  fi-ting
  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 fitting that she should be seated first";
    - meet
Noun: fitting  fi-ting
  1. Making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    - adjustment, accommodation
  2. A small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
  3. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
    - appointment
  4. Putting clothes on to see whether they fit
    - try-on, trying on
Verb: fit (fitted,fitting)  fit
  1. Be agreeable or acceptable to
    "This fits my needs";
    - suit, accommodate
  2. Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    "This piece won't fit into the puzzle";
    - go
  3. Satisfy a condition or restriction
    "Does this paper fit the requirements for the degree?";
    - meet, conform to
  4. Change to the appropriate size; tailor
    "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
  5. Insert or adjust several objects or people
    "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
  6. Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    "The suspect's fingerprints don't fit those on the gun";
    - match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, marry, marry up
  7. Conform to some shape or size
    "How does this shirt fit?"
  8. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    "The expedition was fitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities";
    - equip, fit out, outfit
  9. Make correspond or harmonize
    "fit my sweater";
    - match

Derived forms: fittings

See also: fitted, just, proper

Type of: accessory, accommodate, adapt, add-on, adjust, advance, appurtenance, be, betterment, bolt-on, correct, equal, form, furnish, furnishing, improvement, provide, render, run, set, shape, supplement, supply, test, trial

Encyclopedia: Fitting