AskDefine | Define fitting

Dictionary Definition

fit adj
1 meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to" [syn: fit to(a), fit for(a)] [ant: unfit]
2 (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time" [syn: fit(p), primed(p), set(p)]
3 physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise" [syn: healthy] [ant: unfit]


1 a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene" [syn: tantrum, scene, conniption]
2 a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter" [syn: paroxysm, convulsion]
3 the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
4 a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: burst]


1 be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs" [syn: suit, accommodate]
2 be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: go]
3 satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" [syn: meet, conform to]
4 make fit; "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 two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun" [syn: match, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
7 conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
8 provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities" [syn: equip, fit out, outfit]
9 make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater" [syn: match] [also: fitting, fitted, fittest, fitter]fitting adj
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 meet that she should be seated first" [syn: meet]


1 making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances [syn: 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) [syn: appointment]
4 trying on clothes to see whether they fit [syn: try-on, trying on]fitting See fit

User Contributed Dictionary



Verb form

  1. present participle derived from the verb to fit


  1. appropriate, or in keeping



  1. A small detachable part of a device or machine.
  2. The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
  3. In the context of "mostly|UK": Domestic furnishings or fixtures.


a small detachable part of a device or machine
the act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit
domestic furnishings or fixtures

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Fitting can refer to:
  1. Any machine, piping or tubing part that can attach or connect two or more larger parts. For examples, see coupling, compression fitting or piping and plumbing fittings.
  2. The process of applying regression analysis to data. This method is sometimes called line-fitting or curve fitting depending on the end result.
  3. Preprocessing of data for data mining or other parsing.
  4. Mathematical concepts named after Hans Fitting such as Fitting subgroup, Fitting length, Fitting lemma, and Fitting's theorem.
fitting in Dutch: Koppeling

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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