Meaning of “fitting” in the English Dictionary

"fitting" in British English

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uk /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfɪt̬.ɪŋ/ formal


uk /ˈfɪt.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfɪt̬.ɪŋ/

fitting noun (SMALL PART)

[ C usually plural ] a small part or thing:

plumbing fittings
electric light fittings

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.

(Definition of “fitting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fitting" in American English

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fittingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪt̬·ɪŋ/

fitting noun [ C ] (CLOTHING)

an occasion when you try on clothing being made or adjusted:

a fitting for a wedding gown



fitting adjective (SUITABLE)

suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion:

a fitting tribute

(Definition of “fitting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fitting" in Business English

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fittingnoun [ C, usually plural ]

uk /ˈfɪtɪŋ/ us

a small part for connecting one thing to another:

The company manufactures plastic pipes and fittings.

UK PROPERTY an object or piece of equipment that is not permanently fixed inside a house that someone might take with them when they move to a new home:

Many new homes include extra fixtures and fittings in the purchase price.
bathroom/kitchen fittings

(Definition of “fitting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)