Definitions for suitableˈsu tə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suit•a•bleˈsu tə bəl(adj.)

  1. such as to suit; appropriate; acceptable; fitting.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suitable, suited(adj)

    meant or adapted for an occasion or use

    "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"

  2. desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. suitable(adjective)ˈsu tə bəl

    appropriate for a situation or person

    Please wear suitable clothing for the trip.; a book suitable for young readers


  1. suitable(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suitable(adj)

    capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted; as, ornaments suitable to one's station; language suitable for the subject

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suitable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1686

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suitable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2452

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suitable' in Adjectives Frequency: #215

Translations for suitable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


right or appropriate for a purpose or occasion

I haven't any suitable shoes for the wedding; Those shoes are not suitable for walking in the country; Many people applied for the job but not one of them was suitable.

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