American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Appropriate to a purpose or an occasion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of suiting; conformable; fitting; appropriate; proper; becoming.
- Synonyms Fit, meet, appropriate, apt, pertinent, seemly, eligible, consonant, corresponding, congruous.
- adj. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted.
- adj. meant or adapted for an occasion or use
- adj. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
- suit + -able (Wiktionary)
“However, you should get accustomed to using the term suitable for your branch.”
“I am an actress, so I must have a name suitable for an actress.”
“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.”
“If some term suitable for kitchen use could be found, half the difficulty would be over.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“The technical sense is meant to make the term suitable for the needs of epistemology. [”
“Pretty is indeed the term suitable for it, Madge.”
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