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- present participle of
- (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.
- 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.”
fitting (plural fittings)
- A small detachable part of a device or machine.
- The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
- (manufacturing) The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
- (chiefly Britain) Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing (see also fixture).
- the fittings of a church or study
a small detachable part of a device or machine
the act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit
domestic furnishings or fixtures
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- fitting room noun