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fitting

adjective uk   /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɪt̬-/ formal
suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion: a fitting tribute [+ that] It is fitting that we should remember those who died.

fitting

noun uk   /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈfɪt̬-/

fitting noun (CLOTHES)

[C] an occasion when someone who is having clothes made for them puts on the clothes before they are finished to make certain they will fit: I'm having the final fitting of my wedding dress on Thursday.

fitting noun (SMALL PART)

[C usually plural] a small part or thing: plumbing fittings electric light fittings
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fitting noun (IN A HOUSE)

[C usually plural] UK ( US furnishings) an object in a house, such as a cooker or a shelf, that is not permanently fixed, and can be either taken away or left when the people who live there move to another house: The house price, including fixtures and fittings, is £200,000.
Translations of “fitting”
in Korean 적절한…
in Arabic مُلائم…
in Portuguese apropriado, digno, adequado…
in Catalan just, oportú…
in Japanese ふさわしい…
in Italian appropriato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 適合(某情況或場合)的, 恰當的…
in Russian надлежащий, подходящий…
in Turkish uyan, uygun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 适合(某情况或场合)的, 恰当的…
in Polish adekwatny, właściwy…
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