dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


5 definitions found
 for fitting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fit \Fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fitting.]
     1. To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended;
        to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or
        preparation.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The time is fitted for the duty.      --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The very situation for which he was peculiarly
              fitted by nature.                     --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to
        adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the
        work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he
              fitteth it with planes.               --Is. xliv.
                                                    13.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that
        is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be
        correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits
        you, put it on.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That time best fits the work.         --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To fit out, to supply with necessaries or means; to
        furnish; to equip; as, to fit out a privateer.
  
     To fit up, to furnish with things suitable; to make proper
        for the reception or use of any person; to prepare; as, to
        fit up a room for a guest.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fitting \Fit"ting\, n.
     Anything used in fitting up; especially (pl.), necessary
     fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study;
     gas fittings.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fitting \Fit"ting\, a.
     Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper. -- Fit"ting*ly, adv. --
     Fit"ting*ness, n. --Jer. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: fitting, meet]
      n 1: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
           [syn: adjustment, accommodation, fitting]
      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, fitting]
      4: putting clothes on to see whether they fit [syn: fitting,
         try-on, trying on]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "fitting":
     a propos, about-face, accessories, accommodation, accordant,
     according to Hoyle, accouterments, ad rem, adaptation, adapted,
     adjustment, advantageous, advisable, alteration, amelioration,
     apostasy, apparatus, appliances, applicable, appointments,
     apposite, appropriate, appurtenances, apropos, apt, armament,
     attachments, auspicious, banausic, becoming, befitting, beneficial,
     betterment, break, change, change of heart, changeableness, civil,
     comely, comme il faut, commodious, concordant, condign,
     conditioning, congruous, constructive change, continuity,
     conveniences, convenient, conversion, correct, decent, decorous,
     defection, degeneration, degenerative change, desirable, desired,
     deterioration, deviation, difference, discontinuity, divergence,
     diversification, diversion, diversity, dovetailing, due, duffel,
     elements, employable, enablement, equipage, equipment, expedient,
     facilities, facility, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fit, fitted,
     fitten, fittings, fixtures, flip-flop, fortunate, fructuous,
     functional, furnishing, furnishings, furniture, gear, geared,
     genteel, germane, good, good for, gradual change, happy,
     harmonious, helpful, impedimenta, improvement, inspired,
     installations, just, just right, kit, kosher, likely, lucky,
     machinery, materiel, meet, melioration, meshing, mitigation,
     modification, modulation, munition, munitions, nice, normal,
     normative, of general utility, of help, of service, of use,
     on the button, opportune, outfit, overthrow, paraphernalia, parts,
     pat, pertinent, pieces, plant, plumbing, politic, practical,
     pragmatical, profitable, proper, propitious, providential,
     qualification, qualified, radical change, recommendable, redesign,
     reform, reformation, relevant, remaking, renewal, reshaping,
     restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution, rig,
     rigging, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, ripe,
     seasonable, seemly, serviceable, shift, sortable, stock-in-trade,
     sudden change, suitable, suited, suiting, switch, tackle, tailored,
     things, timely, to be desired, to the point, to the purpose,
     total change, transition, trappings, tuning, turn, turnabout,
     units, upheaval, urbane, useful, utensils, utilitarian, variation,
     variety, violent change, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-put,
     well-timed, wise, worsening, worthwhile
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org