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.
(defs 1–3, 5).
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 ; accord.
to be satisfactory, agreeable, or acceptable.
suit up, to dress in a uniform or special suit.
suit oneself, to do what one wants to do or what is best for oneself, without regard for others (often used imperatively):
I don’t agree with you, but okay, suit yourself.
(law) a legal claim made as a reaction to a claim made against one
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 purpose: a 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
strong suit, strongest suit, something that one excels in
to make or be fit or appropriate for: that 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
c.1300, “attendance at court, the company attending,” also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte “attendance, act of following,” from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi “to attend, follow” (see sequel).
Meaning “application to a court for justice, lawsuit” is first recorded early 15c. Meaning “set of clothes to be worn together” is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for “businessman,” it dates from 1979. Meaning “set of playing cards bearing the same symbol” is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.
“be agreeable or convenient,” 1570s, from suit (n.), probably from the notion of “provide with a set of new clothes.”
Something that gives comfort and security; security blanket
[1892+; fr the use of a cloth soaked in sugar water to appease a suckling infant; sugar-teat is found by 1847]
noun 1. a medieval English table having a top divided into appropriately marked spaces for various denominations of money.
[ten-duh n-see] /ˈtɛn dən si/ noun, plural tendencies. 1. a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result: the tendency of falling bodies toward the earth. 2. an inclination, bent, or predisposition to something: a tendency to talk too much. 3. a special and […]
[koun-ter-ten-er] /ˈkaʊn tərˌtɛn ər/ noun, Music. 1. an adult male voice or voice part higher than the tenor. 2. a singer with such a voice; a high tenor. /ˌkaʊntəˈtɛnə/ noun 1. an adult male voice with an alto range 2. a singer with such a voice
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