What does SUE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sue, Eugene Sue(verb)

    French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)

  2. action, sue, litigate, process(verb)

    institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"


  1. sue(Verb)

    To follow.

  2. sue(Verb)

    To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.

  3. sue(Verb)

    To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.

  4. sue(Verb)

    To court.

  5. Sue(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Susan and of related female given names; popular as a middle name.

  6. Origin: From suer, siwer et al., sivre ( > French suivre), from *, from sequi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sue(verb)

    to follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo

  2. Sue(verb)

    to seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially

  3. Sue(verb)

    to proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process

  4. Sue(verb)

    to clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk

  5. Sue(verb)

    to leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship

  6. Sue(verb)

    to seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead

  7. Sue(verb)

    to prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages

  8. Sue(verb)

    to woo; to pay addresses as a lover

  9. Sue(verb)

    to be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship

  10. Origin: [OE. suen, sewen, siwen, OF. sivre (pres.ind. 3d sing. il siut, suit, he follows, nous sevons we follow), LL. sequere, for L. sequi, secutus; akin to Gr. , Skr. sac to accompany, and probably to E. see, v.t. See See, v. t., and cf. Consequence, Ensue, Execute, Obsequious, Pursue, Second, Sect in religion, Sequence, Suit.]


  1. Sue

    "Sue" is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. It has a length of 12.9 metres, stands 4.3 metres tall at the hips, and is estimated to have weighed more than 7 short tons when alive. It was discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. After ownership disputes were settled, the fossil was auctioned in October 1997 for US$7.6 million, the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil, and is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sue

    sū, v.t. to prosecute at law: to seek after, to try to win.—v.i. to make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand (with for).—Sued, (naut.) to be left high and dry.—n. Sū′ing, the act of bringing a legal suit: wooing.—Sue out, to petition for and take out. [M. E. suen—O. Fr. sevre, suir (Fr. suivre)—L. sequi, secutus, to follow.]

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  1. SUE

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1730

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Verbs Frequency: #835

Anagrams for SUE »

  1. use

  2. SEU

  3. uſes


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Barkley, "they said it" in Sports Illustrated:

    I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character.

  2. Bill Maher:

    During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books.

  3. Bennet Omalu:

    It's like if you smoke now, you can't sue the cigarette industry, it's already established. The same applies to football. Moving forward, you can't sue someone, claiming that someone else is responsible for your injuries.

  4. Diosdado Cabello:

    I've already sued here in Venezuela, but I'm also going to sue in Spain, and I'm also going to sue in the United States, it cannot be that in Spain the press can do this - smear someone without any type of proof. In the United States this cannot happen.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    He put out a picture of having makeup put on me at the debate. Which is amazing to me that the guy with the worst spray tan in America is attacking me for putting on makeup. Donald Trump likes to sue people. He should sue whoever did that to his face with that.

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