Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
  • noun The act of trying on clothes whose fit is being adjusted.
  • noun A small detachable part for a machine or apparatus.
  • noun Chiefly British Furnishings or fixtures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • Fit or appropriate; suitable; proper.
  • Synonyms See list under fit, adjective
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper.
  • noun Anything used in fitting up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fit.
  • verb informal, US, with infinitive Ready, preparing.
  • adjective Ready, appropriate, or in keeping
  • noun A small detachable part of a device or machine.
  • noun The act of trying on clothes to inspect or adjust the fit.
  • noun manufacturing The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
  • noun chiefly UK Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing. Opposite of fixture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  • adjective in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
  • adjective being precisely fitting and right
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
  • noun putting clothes on to see whether they fit

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  • "3. 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." -- Cent. Dict.

    June 21, 2011