Definitions

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

  • adj. Appropriate to a purpose or an occasion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of suiting; conformable; fitting; appropriate; proper; becoming.
  • Synonyms Fit, meet, appropriate, apt, pertinent, seemly, eligible, consonant, corresponding, congruous.

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

  • adj. meant or adapted for an occasion or use
  • adj. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Etymologies

suit +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, you should get accustomed to using the term suitable for your branch.

    Married to the Military

  • I am an actress, so I must have a name suitable for an actress.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • She had probably used the term panku, with all of its meanings, and the translator had to take a fraction of a second to find a word suitable for the context.

    Shadow Lord

  • This makes the tag suitable for use in harsh environments such as animal livestock tagging.

  • If some term suitable for kitchen use could be found, half the difficulty would be over.

    Choice Cookery

  • Mrs. Rushwood was crazy about titles, and she ran me round from court to court, always looking for what she called a suitable _pari_ for me.

    The Man with the Clubfoot

  • The next day, which was fine, if not warm, the two started off with a certain amount of bustle and a bundle of rugs, Madame Frabelle in a short skirt with a maritime touch about the collar and what she called a suitable hat and a dark blue motor veil.

    Love at Second Sight

  • Occasionally some would-be desperado or make-believe mighty hunter tries to adopt what he deems a title suitable to his prowess; but such an effort is never attempted in really wild places, where it would be greeted with huge derision; for all of these names that are genuine are bestowed by outsiders, with small regard to the wishes of the person named.

    Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches

  • The technical sense is meant to make the term suitable for the needs of epistemology. [

    Epistemology

  • "Pretty is indeed the term suitable for it, Madge.

    Marguerite Verne

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