fitting

fitting
[[t]fɪ̱tɪŋ[/t]]
fittings
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp 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...

He has made fittings for antique cars.

2) N-PLURAL Fittings are things such as ovens or heaters, that are fitted inside a building, but can be removed if necessary.
3) ADJ-GRADED Something that is fitting is right or suitable.

A solitary man, it was perhaps fitting that he should have died alone...

The President's address was a fitting end to a bitter campaign.

Syn:
appropriate, proper
Derived words:
fittingly ADV-GRADED ADV adj, ADV before v, ADV with cl

...a fittingly eccentric figure.

...the four-storeyed, and fittingly named, High House...

Fittingly, she will spend her year off training her voice to sing blues and jazz.

4) N-COUNT 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.


English dictionary. 2008.

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