fitting

Something fitting is perfectly appropriate or proper — it's just right. When someone finds your beloved lost turtle, it's fitting to offer them a reward, or at least a sincere thanks.

If your cousin loves ponies, a pony theme is a fitting choice for his birthday party. As a noun, fitting has a completely different meaning. A clothing fitting is the process of trying on an outfit to see how it fits. A hardware or plumbing fitting is one small piece that fits into a bigger system. The thing all of these definitions have in common is the root word fit.

Primary Meanings of fitting

1.
adjn
in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
2.
n
a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
Full Definitions of fitting
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
proper
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

adj being precisely fitting and right

Synonyms:
meet
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

n making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

Synonyms:
accommodation, adjustment
Types:
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readjustment
the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
domestication
accommodation to domestic life
habituation
a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
shakedown
initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
Type of:
advance, betterment, improvement
a change for the better; progress in development

n putting clothes on to see whether they fit

Synonyms:
try-on, trying on
Type of:
run, test, trial
the act of testing something
2

n a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

Types:
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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
outlet box
(electricity) receptacle consisting of the metal box designed for connections to a wiring system
reducer
pipefitting that joins two pipes of different diameter
expansion slot, slot
(computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
socket
a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted
electric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet, outlet, wall plug, wall socket
receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
Type of:
accessory, add-on, appurtenance, supplement
a supplementary component that improves capability

n (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)

Synonyms:
appointment
Type of:
furnishing
(usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

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