suitable; proper; becoming:
planned with a befitting sense of majesty.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit:
His clothes befit the occasion.
I’d much prefer to be predicting a strong dollar, one befitting a great nation on the rise.
The Dollar’s Scary Decline Jeffrey E. Garten January 29, 2010
Those are serious arguments, befitting a serious antagonist.
Why the Rush to Sell Gold Coins is Drowning Out Real Critiques of Obama David Frum March 31, 2013
befitting his monotonous moniker, Benjamin Benjamin is a Pacific Northwesterner for whom every day is equally uninspiring.
Jonathan Evison’s On the Road: ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’ Kevin Canfield September 13, 2012
As befitting a reality-TV star, Elsa now has her own Twitter account—which she refers to as “Twister.”
Why The Real Housewives of Miami Flopped Nicole LaPorte April 17, 2011
befitting its location, the conference is half central banking symposium and half rural vacation weekend.
Summer Camp for Bankers Matthew Zeitlin August 30, 2012
It is of good design, and on it are befitting quotations from his poetry; but after all we were sorry to see it.
The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland and Scotland: Thomas W. Silloway
So likewise it was befitting women to be chaste and refined, and to endure.
The Man Who Wins Robert Herrick
Let him use a befitting neatness, not verging toward the effeminate, but just avoiding a rustic harshness.
The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
They have been called noble and masterly, and the words are befitting.
Portrait Miniatures George C. Williamson
Triumphal archways with memorial tablets and pedestals of carved lions are befitting portals to a really noble work.
An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
verb -fits, -fitting, -fitted
(transitive) to be appropriate to or suitable for
1560s, present participle adjective from befit (q.v.). Related: Befittingly.
mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.). Related: Befitted; befitting.
to cover or deck with flags.
- Be flat on one’s back
the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]
adorned or decorated with flowers. Historical Examples It was already crowded here, and his first impression was of a mass of silk hats and beflowered millinery rather than of pictures. An Engagement of Convenience Louis Zangwill She expected a light silk, and kid gloves, and a beflowered hat. The Girl from Montana Grace Livingston Hill […]
to envelop in fog or obscurity; becloud: Low-hanging clouds befogged the city. to render unclear; confuse by irrelevancies or distractions: Petty differences befogged the legislators’ task. Historical Examples The object of writing a book is not to befog the reader’s mind. The Lure of the Pen Flora Klickmann All these mysteries that befog us are […]