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Definition 1: putting clothes on to see whether they fit - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fitting in the sense of this definition

(fitting is a kind of ...) the act of testing something

"in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately" "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

Definition 2: a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system - [noun denoting artifact]

(fitting is a kind of ...) a supplementary component that improves capability

(... is a kind of fitting ) the fitting (pipes or valves or meters) that convey gas from the gas main to the gas fixtures of a building

(... is a kind of fitting ) fitting consisting of threaded pieces of pipe for joining pipes together

(... is a kind of fitting ) an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert

Definition 3: (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fitting in the sense of this definition

(fitting is a kind of ...) (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

(fitting is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 4: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for fitting in the sense of this definition

(fitting is a kind of ...) a change for the better; progress in development

(... is a kind of fitting ) the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)

(... is a kind of fitting ) accommodation to domestic life

"her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"

(... is a kind of fitting ) a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

(... is a kind of fitting ) initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state

"the new industry's economic shakedown"

Definition 5: being precisely fitting and right - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fitting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is only meet that she should be seated first

Synonyms for fitting in the sense of this definition

(fitting is similar to ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

Definition 6: in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fitting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a decent burial
  • We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this

Synonyms for fitting in the sense of this definition

(fitting is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

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