suiting

[ soo-ting ]
/ ˈsu tɪŋ /

noun

fabric for making suits.

Origin of suiting

First recorded in 1530–40; suit + -ing1

Related forms

un·suit·ing, adjective

Definition for suiting (2 of 2)

Origin of suit

1250–1300; Middle English siute, sute, suite (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French, akin to sivre to follow. See sue, suite

Related forms

Can be confused

suit suite
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suiting

British Dictionary definitions for suiting (1 of 2)

suiting

/ (ˈsuːtɪŋ, ˈsjuːt-) /

noun

a fabric used for suits

British Dictionary definitions for suiting (2 of 2)

suit

/ (suːt, sjuːt) /

noun


verb

Derived Forms

suitlike, adjective

Word Origin for suit

C13: from Old French sieute set of things, from sivre to follow; compare sue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with suiting

suit

In addition to the idioms beginning with suit

  • suit down to the ground
  • suit oneself
  • suit up

also see:

  • birthday suit
  • empty suit
  • follow suit
  • long suit
  • strong point (suit)

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.