fit·ting / ˈfiting/ • n. 1. (often fittings) a small part on or attached to a piece of furniture or equipment: the wooden fittings were made of walnut. ∎ (fittings) items, such as a stove or shelves, that are fixed in a building but can be removed when the owner moves: little remains of the house's Victorian fittings. Compare with fixture (sense 1).2. the action of fitting something, in particular: ∎ the installing, assembling, and adjusting of machine parts: the fitting of new engines by the shipyard. ∎ an occasion when one tries on a garment that is being made or altered: she's coming tomorrow for a fitting.• adj. 1. suitable or appropriate under the circumstances; right or proper: a fitting reward it was fitting that he should reply. 2. [in comb.] fitted around or to something or someone in a specified way: loose-fitting trousers.DERIVATIVES: fit·ting·ly adv.fit·ting·ness n.