(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): proper, decent

2. being precisely fitting and right

Similar word(s): just, meet


1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

Similar word(s): accommodation, adjustment

Definition categories: event, advance, betterment, improvement

2. a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

Definition categories: man–made, accessory, appurtenance, supplement

3. (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)

Similar word(s): appointment

Definition categories: man–made, furnishing

4. putting clothes on to see whether they fit

Definition categories: act, run, test, trial

Sentences with fitting as a noun:

- the fittings of a church or study


1. present participle of fit

2. (informal, US, with infinitive) Ready, preparing.

- I'm fitting to go home and sleep.