suiting

[ soo-ting ]
/ ˈsu tɪŋ /

noun

fabric for making suits.

Origin of suiting

First recorded in 1530–40; suit + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM suiting

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

OTHER WORDS FROM suit

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH suit

suit suite
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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 of suit

suitlike, adjective

Word Origin for suit

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