fitting [fit-ing] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin adjective
- suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.
- the act of a person or thing that fits.
- an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
- anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
- Usually fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.
Origin of fitting First recorded in 1525–35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1 Related formsfit·ting·ly, adverbfit·ting·ness, nounself-fit·ting, adjectiveun·der·fit·ting, nounun·fit·ting, adjectiveun·fit·ting·ly, adverbwell-fit·ting, adjectiveSynonyms for fitting 1. fit, meet, right, decorous, seemly. Examples from the Web for well-fitting Historical Examples of well-fitting
The vessel for the stock vat should have a well-fitting lid.
Ethel M. Mairet
My energetic organism is like a well-fitting garment; I do not feel it at all.
Gloves must be fresh and well-fitting to make the dress perfect.
Sarah Josepha Hale
And they fitted each other like a glove, or, rather, like a well-fitting glove.
A. P. Herbert
He paused to brush an invisible bit of dust from his well-fitting clothes.
British Dictionary definitions for well-fitting fitting adjective
- appropriate or proper; suitable
- an accessory or partan electrical fitting
- (plural) furnishings or accessories in a building
- work carried out by a fitter
- the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
- British size in clothes or shoesa narrow fitting
Derived Formsfittingly, adverbfittingness, noun Word Origin and History for well-fitting fitting
1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).