American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
- n. The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
- n. A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
- n. Chiefly British Furnishings or fixtures.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything employed in fitting up permanently: used generally in the plural, in the sense of fixtures, tackle, apparatus, equipment: as, the fittings of an office; gas-fittings.
- n. In soap-making, the finishing operation for yellow soaps, consisting in removing the lye from the cooled copper, and then bringing its remaining contents again to a boil. If the liquid soap, called at this stage the fit, is now found too stiff, it is thinned with water; if too sticky, a little strong lye or brine is stirred into it.
- Fit or appropriate; suitable; proper.
- Synonyms See list under fit, adjective
- n. Specifically, any small casting or other metal part of a machine or apparatus used to fit together or assemble other parts, as a coupling or elbow used to join lengths of pipe.
- v. present participle of fit.
- v. informal, US, with infinitive Ready, preparing.
- adj. Ready, appropriate, or in keeping
- n. A small detachable part of a device or machine.
- n. The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
- n. manufacturing The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
- n. chiefly UK Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing. Opposite of fixture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Anything used in fitting up.
- adj. Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper.
- n. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
- n. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
- adj. in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
- adj. being precisely fitting and right
- n. a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
- n. putting clothes on to see whether they fit
“But dialogue fitting is one of those things that I screw up on a regular basis.”
“But the campaign's work was always good, more than adequate to the occasion and in fitting with the design of the enterprise.”
“Because a proper bra fitting is going to change your life, and I'm not even kidding you because once you get the bust in the correct place and I'm using correct, I'm using air quote around the correct, but ideally the bust should be halfway between the shoulder and the elbow in a bra, because that's where clothes are designed to have the busts rest.”
“No show more thoughtfully, intelligently and believably explores the lives of its many characters, and does so while having complete cultural awareness and organically examining themes in fitting with the time period.”
“And even when over fitting is a problem, you learn something.”
“Not only did it perfectly capture how women look at themselves in fitting room mirrors, but the clothes themselves were really cute.”
“Wine cellars are no longer relegated to dusty basements and are now center stage," says interior designer Joanna Wood, who specializes in fitting European wine cellars into clients 'homes.”
“Through the broken windows the shrieks of terrified weasels escaping across the lawn were borne faintly to their ears; on the floor lay prostrate some dozen or so of the enemy, on whom the Mole was busily engaged in fitting handcuffs.”
“In contrast to St Helens, who have been led to a fifth consecutive Grand Final appearance by the desire to mark the end of Keiron Cunningham's career in fitting style, and despite the yellow-booted brilliance of the younger Tomkins, the hallmark of Wigan's progress to Old Trafford has been a refusal to give prominence to any individual over the collective effort.”
“They spoke of the difficulty they had in "fitting in" with the men - but the double bind that Hruda faced must have been massive.”
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