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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of fit.
  • v. 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. The process of applying craft methods such as skilled filing to the making and assembling of machines or other products.
  • n. Domestic moveable piece of furniture, which can be taken along when moving out, US furnishing. Opposite of fixture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything used in fitting up.
  • adj. Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper.

from The 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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

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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