[ fit-ing ]
/ ˈfɪt ɪŋ /


suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.


the act of a person or thing that fits.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
Usually fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.

Nearby words

  1. fitspiration,
  2. fitspo,
  3. fitted,
  4. fitten,
  5. fitter,
  6. fitting room,
  7. fittingly,
  8. fittipaldi,
  9. fittonia,
  10. fitz

Origin of fitting

First recorded in 1525–35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fittingly

British Dictionary definitions for fittingly


/ (ˈfɪtɪŋ) /


appropriate or proper; suitable


an accessory or partan electrical fitting
(plural) furnishings or accessories in a building
work carried out by a fitter
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
British size in clothes or shoesa narrow fitting
Derived Formsfittingly, adverbfittingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for fittingly


1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).

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