suiting

[soo-ting]

noun

fabric for making suits.

Nearby words

  1. suitably,
  2. suitcase,
  3. suite,
  4. suited,
  5. suiter,
  6. suitland-silver hill,
  7. suitor,
  8. suiyuan,
  9. suiyüan,
  10. suk

Origin of suiting

First recorded in 1530–40; suit + -ing1

Related formsun·suit·ing, adjective

suit

[soot]

noun

a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
a set of men's garments of the same color and fabric, consisting of trousers, a jacket, and sometimes a vest.
a similarly matched set consisting of a skirt and jacket, and sometimes a topcoat or blouse, worn by women.
any costume worn for some special activity: a running suit.
Often suits. Slang. an executive, manager, or official, especially one regarded as a faceless decision maker.
Law. the act, the process, or an instance of suing in a court of law; legal prosecution; lawsuit.
Cards.
  1. one of the four sets or classes (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs) into which a common deck of playing cards is divided.
  2. the aggregate of cards belonging to one of these sets held in a player's hand at one time: Spades were his long suit.
  3. one of various sets or classes into which less common decks of cards are divided, as lances, hammers, etc., found in certain decks formerly used or used in fortune telling.
the wooing or courting of a woman: She rejected his suit.
the act of making a petition or an appeal.
a petition, as to a person of rank or station.
Also called set. Nautical. a complete group of sails for a boat.
one of the seven classes into which a standard set of 28 dominoes may be divided by matching the numbers on half the face of each: a three suit contains the 3-blank, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, and 3-6. Since each such suit contains one of each of the other possible suits, only one complete suit is available per game.

verb (used with object)

to make appropriate, adapt, or accommodate, as one thing to another: to suit the punishment to the crime.
to be appropriate or becoming to: Blue suits you very well.
to be or prove satisfactory, agreeable, or acceptable to; satisfy or please: The arrangements suit me.
to provide with a suit, as of clothing or armor; clothe; array.

verb (used without object)

to be appropriate or suitable; accord.
to be satisfactory, agreeable, or acceptable.

Verb Phrases

suit up, to dress in a uniform or special suit.

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 confusedsuit suite

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British Dictionary definitions for suiting

suiting

noun

a fabric used for suits

suit

noun

any set of clothes of the same or similar material designed to be worn together, now usually (for men) a jacket with matching trousers or (for women) a jacket with matching or contrasting skirt or trousers
(in combination) any outfit worn for a specific purposea spacesuit
any set of items, such as the full complement of sails of a vessel or parts of personal armour
any of the four sets of 13 cards in a pack of playing cards, being spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. The cards in each suit are two to ten, jack, queen, and king in the usual order of ascending value, with ace counting as either the highest or lowest according to the game
a civil proceeding; lawsuit
the act or process of suing in a court of law
a petition or appeal made to a person of superior rank or status or the act of making such a petition
slang a business executive or white-collar manager
a man's courting of a woman
follow suit
  1. to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
  2. to act in the same way as someone else
strong suit or strongest suit something that one excels in

verb

to make or be fit or appropriate forthat dress suits you
to meet the requirements or standards (of)
to be agreeable or acceptable to (someone)
suit oneself to pursue one's own intentions without reference to others
Derived Formssuitlike, adjective

Word Origin for suit

C13: from Old French sieute set of things, from sivre to follow; compare sue

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Word Origin and History for suiting
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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)
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