[ 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.

Origin of fitting

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fitting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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 forms of fitting

fittingly, adverbfittingness, noun
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