from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Fabric from which suits are made.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Cloth for making a suit of clothes: especially in the plural: as, fashionable suitings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Among tailors, cloth suitable for making entire suits of clothes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of suit.
  • noun dated fabric for making suits

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

  • noun a fabric used for suits


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  • We humans are inherently social creatures, so it makes sense that we would create our own groups to which we can gravitate when the weight of not-suiting is too great.

    there is suiting either way. « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • Putin, ex-KGB head, now leader of an atheistic evil empire, probably talks to himself in Russian,and Biden was roughly translating, using a euphemism suiting for the wsj.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jesus Christ!

  • Then she said, "Helen wind slow," again suiting the action to the words.

    The Story of My Life

  • Then exercise your taste in suiting the bulb to the setting.

    Gardening by Myself

  • It is suspected that the young lady did not feel the difficulty, which philosophers are sometimes said to find in suiting their practice to their theory.


  • If we are unsuccessful here (in suiting ourselves with a house) I purpose writing to Wordsworth, and asking him if we can get a place in his neighbourhood.

    Letter 223

  • And in short, suiting action to word, now in this way, now in that, they stoned him all the way up the Mugnone as far as the Porta a San Gallo.

    The Decameron, Volume II

  • Then their flannel and worsted pinstripe double-breasted office suiting is the last word in toney men’s wear.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • You tell us your theoretic can't tolerate extreme adaptations, coordinated mutational events and expression suiting, or the possibility of any organism that hasn't already existed at some point (and been duly deconstructed) ever existing at all.

    Behe's Test

  • It also helps to explain some rather anomalous variants in quickly adaptational individuals, as well as unusual but apparently universal expression suiting amazements being documented in medical research.

    All These Different Creatures are Variations of the Same Theme


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