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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fitting:


Definition of the noun fitting

What does fitting mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fittings

  1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  2. a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: accessory / add-on / appurtenance / supplement = a supplementary component that improves capability
    • more specific terms:
      • gas fitting = the fitting (pipes or valves or meters) that convey gas from the gas main to the gas fixtures of a building
      • pipe fitting / pipefitting = fitting consisting of threaded pieces of pipe for joining pipes together
      • receptacle = an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
  3. (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
    • usage: plural / plural form
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of fitting: appointment
    • more generic word: furnishing = the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
  4. putting clothes on to see whether they fit
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of fitting: try-on / trying on
    • more generic words: run / test / trial = the act of testing something

Alternative definition of the noun fitting


  1. A small detachable part of a device or machine.
  2. The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
  3. [context: manufacturing] The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
  4. [chiefly British] Domestic furnishings or fixtures.

Definition of the adjective fitting

What does fitting mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more fitting / most fitting

  1. in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
    • example: We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this
    • synonym of fitting: decent
    • similar: proper
  2. being precisely fitting and right

Alternative definition of the adjective fitting


  1. appropriate, or in keeping

Phrases with Fitting

  1. fitting room
  2. gas fitting
  3. ill-fitting
  4. pipe fitting
  5. close-fitting
  6. loose-fitting
  7. steam fitting
  8. tight fitting
  9. tight-fitting
  10. tightly fitting

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fitting

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Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

Kafer fitting - a cast iron building drainage pipe fitting with a threaded-on hub for connecting to existing cast iron lines. Also called an insertable joint. kame - a geologic formation consisting of a short ridge of compressed sand and gravel ...

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2011)

by Francis D. K. Ching

pipe fitting A standard part, such as an elbow, union, or tee, for connecting two or more pipes. developed length The length ofa ...

Google previewModern Millinery Made Easy an Encyclopedia of All Millinery and Flower Making (2013)

by Various Authors

Covering all Making, Finishing, Fitting of Garments, Cutting to Measure of Skirts without Patterns, Bias Cutting, all Tucking, Shirring, Braiding, Belt Making, Flower and Bag Making, Rouleau Trimmings, Model Blouse Fashions, Setting and ...

Google previewMachinery's Encyclopedia (1917)

A Work of Reference Covering Practical Mathematics and Mechanics, Machine Design, Machine Construction and Operation, Electrical, Gas, Hydraulic, and Steam Power Machinery, Metallurgy, and Kindred Subjects in the Engineering Field by Erik Oberg, Franklin Day Jones

Covers and Gasket for Conduit Fitting "KNOCK-OUT" nnsaaso crest sox 'CREW FOR HQLDING ON COVER -—>> [X PAN SION ILO 1' It END Q' We SECTION A-A HEADED O/ER SIDE ELEVATPON FRONT ELEVATION Fig. 5. Details of ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

pipe fitting, connector, coupler, coupling; a length of special pipe attached to ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003)

by Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

However, the fitting windows, the distances between the vjs and the observations , and the local weights are now calculated within the k-dimensional subspace generated by the k independent variables. The end result of a multivariate loess ...

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Quotes about Fitting

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. (Ernest Hemingway)
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Scrabble value of F4I1T1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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