fitting

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fitting

  1. Present participle of fit.
  2. (informal, US, with infinitive) Ready, preparing.
    I'm fitting to go home and sleep.
    • 1846, Lyndall Gordon quoting Emily Dickinson, letter, quoted in Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds, published 2010:
      'I am fitting to go to South Hadley Seminary [as Mount Holyoke was known], and expect if my health is good to enter that institution a year from next fall', she confided to Abiah.

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fitting (comparative more fitting, superlative most fitting)

  1. Ready, appropriate, or in keeping
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1-0 Everton”, BBC Sport:
      It was a fitting scoreline on the club's landmark anniversary, and appropriate that Van Persie should get the winner.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      And really, Michael Jackson is a more fitting aspiration for the similarly sexless would-be-former teen heartthrob, who’s compared himself to the late King Of Pop (perhaps a bit prematurely) on several occasions and sings in a Jackson-like croon over a sample of “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going” on Believe’s “Die In Your Arms.”

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Noun[edit]

fitting (plural fittings)

  1. A small detachable part of a device or machine.
  2. The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
  3. (manufacturing) The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
  4. (chiefly UK) Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing..
    the fittings of a church or study

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