fitting Definition

  • 1suitable or appropriate under the circumstances
  • 2a small part on or attached to a piece of furniture or equipment, used to join or hold parts together or for decoration

Using fitting: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fitting" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It was a fitting tribute to his achievements.

  • Example

    The dress was a fitting choice for the occasion.

  • Example

    I need to buy some fittings to repair the plumbing.

  • Example

    The lamp has a brass fitting that adds to its elegance.

fitting Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with fitting

  • pipe fittings

    parts used to connect pipes together


    The plumber replaced the old pipe fittings with new ones.

  • a device that holds a light bulb and connects it to an electrical supply


    The light fitting in the living room needs to be replaced.

  • fittings and fixtures

    the small parts that are attached to a building or room to make it complete and functional


    The house is fully furnished with all the necessary fittings and fixtures.


Summary: fitting in Brief

The term 'fitting' [ˈfɪtɪŋ] can be used as an adjective to describe something that is suitable or appropriate for a particular situation. It can also refer to a small part used to join or hold furniture or equipment together. Examples include 'The dress was a fitting choice for the occasion,' and 'I need to buy some fittings to repair the plumbing.' Phrases like 'pipe fittings' and 'light fitting' denote specific types of fittings.

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