What does suitable mean?

Definitions for suitable
ˈsu tə bəlsuit·able

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suitable

    sūt′a-bl, adj. that suits: fitting: agreeable to: adequate.—ns. Suitabil′ity, Suit′ableness.—adv. Suit′ably.

Editors Contribution

  1. suitable

    Appropriate for a specific purpose.

    The numbers were suitable for a wedding of their choice, they had lots of friends across various continents.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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

How to pronounce suitable?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suitable in a Sentence

  1. Fumio Kishida:

    Through candid dialogue with the Chinese side, I want to get the wheel turning to create the Sino-Japanese relations that are suitable for a new age.

  2. Jason Dittmann:

    It's very interesting to me that we have just discovered a super-Earth right up against that boundary, the fact that the planet is rocky and in its star's habitable zone also raises its intrigue, because we may now have a planet suitable for the search for life as well.

  3. Refugee Resettlement:

    By going to the border, ORR can begin the unification process even before a child is referred to ORR's care, thereby reducing hours, if not days, off of the time it takes to find and unify a child with their family member or suitable sponsor.

  4. Neinor Chief Executive Juan Velayos:

    We want to lead the residential developer market in Spain, and to do that we need a big land bank, in 2015 there was hardly any competition and we could buy a large part of the suitable land available in Spain. Now there's more competition and less land.

  5. Hun Sen:

    The year 2016 is suitable for the government to check and evaluate again the work of the past half term and issue necessary measures to increase work efficiency.

Images & Illustrations of suitable

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