What does suitable mean?

Definitions for suitable
ˈsu tə bəlsuit·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suitable, suitedadjective

    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, worthyadjective

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

Wiktionary

  1. suitableadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suitableadjective

    Fitting; according with; agreeable to.

    Etymology: from suit.

    Through all those miseries, in both there appeared a kind of nobleness not suitable to that affliction. Philip Sidney.

    What he did purpose, it was the pleasure of God that Solomon his son should perform, in manner suitable to their present and ancient state. Richard Hooker.

    To solemn acts of royalty and justice, their suitable ornaments are a beauty; are they only in religion a stain? Hook.

    It is very suitable to the principles of the Roman Church; for why should not their science as well as service be in an unknown tongue? John Tillotson.

    As the blessings of God upon his honest industry had been great, so he was not without intentions of making suitable returns in acts of charity. Francis Atterbury.

    Expression is the dress of thought, and still
    Appears more decent, as more suitable;
    A vile conceit in pompous words express’d,
    Is like a clown in regal purple dress’d. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suitableadjective

    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

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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. Emelye Bunny:

    Not all aircraft are suitable, the aircraft has to have a specific area that is temperature-controlled and pressurized.

  2. Mr vybs live:

    Radio has been sweet for me, but look! Am suitable for it too.

  3. Rajeev Suri:

    We will look for suitable partners, microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.

  4. Lee Chang-min:

    The third generation is taking over, but their abilities aren't proven, so the process of finding the most suitable CEO has become more transparent.

  5. Jakob Vinther:

    From what we can see, this cloaca would not have been suitable for cloacal kissing, it looks like it would have been penetrative sex.

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