Definition of fitting in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪtɪŋ


  • 1 (often fittings) A small part on or attached to a piece of furniture or equipment: the wooden fittings were made of walnut
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    • The solid mahogany bar fittings and furniture and deep pile furnishings sets the tone of the club.
    • There was a massive kitchen at Dom's house with loads of matching wooden cupboards with brass fittings.
    • The choice is unlimited, ranging from marbles, bathroom fittings to furniture to wall paintings and even safe lockers, all of which make a distinct impression to the visitor.
    attachment, connection, installation; part, piece, component, accessoryfurnishings, furniture, units, fixtures, fitments, equipment, appointments, accoutrements, appurtenances
  • 1.1 (fittings) chiefly British Items, such as a cooker or shelves, which are fixed in a building but can be removed when the owner moves: little remains of the house’s Victorian fittings Compare with fixture ( sense 1).
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    • He also stated that he wanted a qualified electrician to remove a CCTV camera and some other fittings from the stud buildings.
    • It would be relatively easy for the new owner to remove these fittings and restore the room to a double bedroom.
    • English Heritage noted that many of the internal fittings had been removed and concluded the building was not one of architect William Trent's best buildings, and therefore it was not worth saving.
  • 2 [mass noun] The action of fitting something: the fitting of new engines by the shipyard
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    • The cost of fitting each sized engine was then reduced to a permanent standard.
    • The development team agreed to a two-week period in which to complete fitting of the engine, ahead of ground running that began March 18.
    • They hope to turn the 105 ft boat into a practical training zone where youngsters learn skills such as plumbing, gas fitting, carpentry, electronics and mechanics.
    installation, installing, install, putting in, fixing, placing, situating
  • 2.1 [count noun] An occasion when one tries on a garment that is being made or altered for one: she’s coming tomorrow for a fitting
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    • Apparently, Camilla had six outfit fittings and 10 hat fittings, and a final dress rehearsal before settling on the final dress.
    • If you give them your measurements in advance you ought to be okay - I've had both black and white tie from there without fittings and it's been okay.
    • Plus, who wants to book a bunch of wedding dress fittings between check-ups and upchucks?


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  • 2 [in combination] Fitted around or to something or someone in a specified way: loose-fitting trousers



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  • ‘I can think of no other person who could be more fittingly awarded the freedom of the borough,’ he added.
  • A new initiative aimed at making York residents proud of their city is to be launched - fittingly, on St George's Day.
  • Rather fittingly, this played when I shut down my PC as I left to go home.


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  • In architecture and landscape design there is a renewed attention to the classical languages of building, ornament, fittingness to the environment and humane proportion.
  • Establishing the trustworthiness of the findings from qualitative data is important and involved considering factors such as credibility, auditability, and fittingness.
  • Congruent with the term transferability, the concepts of applicability and fittingness also have been used in the literature.

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