Definitions for suitsut
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word suit
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
a set of garments of the same color and fabric, consisting typically of trousers or a skirt, a jacket, and sometimes a vest.
any costume worn for some special activity.
Law. an act or instance of suing in a court of law; lawsuit. a petition or appeal.
one of the classes into which cards or dominoes are divided, as spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts for a deck of common playing cards. a holding of cards in a particular suit.
the wooing or courting of a woman.
Ref: suite (defs. 1–3, 5). 1 2 3 5
Slang. a business executive.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.t.)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 acceptable or agreeable to; satisfy or please:
The arrangements suit me.
to provide with a suit, as of clothing or armor; clothe; array.
(v.i.)to be appropriate or suitable; accord.
to be satisfactory, agreeable, or acceptable.
suit up,to put on a uniform or special suit.
Category: Verb Phrase, Sport, Clothing
Idioms for suit:
follow suit, to play a card of the same suit as that led. to follow the example of another.
Category: Idiom, Games
Origin of suit:
1250–1300; ME siute, sute, suite (n.) < AF, OF, n. use of fem. ptp. of sivre to follow; see sue
suit, suit of clothes(noun)
a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
"they buried him in his best suit"
lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(noun)
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
"the family brought suit against the landlord"
(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
"all the suits care about is the bottom line"
courtship, wooing, courting, suit(noun)
a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
"its was a brief and intense courtship"
a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color
"a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
suit, accommodate, fit(verb)
be agreeable or acceptable to
"This suits my needs"
be agreeable or acceptable
"This time suits me"
befit, suit, beseem(verb)
accord or comport with
"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
enhance the appearance of
"Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a matching two-part outfit, usually pants or a skirt and a jacket
a beautiful black suit
clothing worn for an activity
a diving suit
to bring a suit against sb FRE somebody ? est-ce qu'on n'utilise par les formes compl; ètes dans les exemples ?
one of the four types of playing card
There are four suits; hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds.
to make sb look attractive
Red really suits you.
to be convenient or useful
Would a morning appointment suit you?
A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers (also business suit or lounge suit), or a similar outfit for a woman.
Nick hired a navy-blue suit for the wedding.
A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit
A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
Be sure to keep your nose to the grindstone today; the suits are making a "surprise" visit to this department.
A full set of armour.
The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.
If you take my advice, you'll file suit against him immediately.
The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. u2014Alexander Pope.
The full set of sails required for a ship.
Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic and French playing cards.
To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. u2014 William Cowper.
To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit.
Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action. u2014 Shakespeare
To be suitable or apt for one's image.
To be appropriate or apt for.
To dress; to clothe.
So went he suited to his watery tomb. u2014Shakespeare.
To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to fit one's taste.
My new job suits me, as I work less hours and don't have to commute so much.
: To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; u2014 usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with.
Regular order; succession.
Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. u2014 Francis Bacon.
The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. u2014 Edmund Spenser.
A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
Origin: From siute, from sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin *sequita (for Classical Latin secuta), from Latin sequi, because the component garments "follow each other", i.e. are worn together.
the act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit
the act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor
the act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship
the attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery
that which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t
things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t
a number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes
one of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, cubs, or diamonds
regular order; succession
to fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word
to be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit
to dress; to clothe
to please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste
to agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to
In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits, which originated in Britain as country wear, are the most common style of Western suit. Other types of suit still worn today are the dinner suit, part of black tie, which arose as a lounging alternative to dress coats in much the same way as the day lounge suit came to replace frock coats and morning coats; and, rarely worn today, the morning suit. This article discusses the lounge suit, elements of informal dress code. The variations in design, cut, and cloth, such as two- and three- piece, or single- and double- breasted, determine the social and work suitability of the garment. Often, suits are worn, as is traditional, with a collared shirt and necktie. Until around the 1960s, as with all men's clothes, a hat would have been also worn when the wearer was outdoors. Suits also come with different numbers of pieces: a two-piece suit has a jacket and the trousers; a three piece adds a vest or waistcoat; further pieces might include a matching flat cap. Originally, as with most clothes, a tailor made the suit from his client's selected cloth; these are now often known as bespoke suits. The suit was custom made to the measurements, taste, and style of the man. Since the Industrial Revolution, most suits are mass-produced, and, as such, are sold as ready-to-wear garments. Currently, suits are sold in roughly three ways:
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Ugly and uncomfortable ‘business clothing’ often worn by non-hackers. Invariably worn with a ‘tie’, a strangulation device that partially cuts off the blood supply to the brain. It is thought that this explains much about the behavior of suit-wearers. Compare droid. 2. A person who habitually wears suits, as distinct from a techie or hacker. See pointy-haired, burble, management, Stupids, SNAFU principle, PHB, and brain-damaged.
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Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Nouns Frequency: #1132
Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Verbs Frequency: #460
Translations for suit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a set of clothes usually all of the same cloth etc, made to be worn together, eg a jacket, trousers (and waistcoat) for a man, or a jacket and skirt or trousers for a woman.
- trajePortuguese (BR)
- oblek, kostýmCzech
- das KostümGerman
- jakkesæt; dragtDanish
- ülikond, kostüümEstonian
- لباس يكدستFarsi
- costume, tailleurFrench
- odijelo, kostimCroatian
- öltöny; kosztümHungarian
- setelan pakaianIndonesian
- jakkaföt; dragtIcelandic
- abito, completoItalian
- (웃) 한 벌Korean
- uzvalks; kostīmsLatvian
- dress; draktNorwegian
- garnitur, kostiumPolish
- لباس يكدستPersian
- یو لاس جامیPashto
- costum, taiorRomanian
- oblek, kostýmSlovak
- obleka; kostimSlovenian
- kostym, dräktSwedish
- เครื่องแต่งกายที่เป็นเสื้อนอก และกางเกงขายาวThai
- takım elbise; tayyörTurkish
- (一套)衣服Chinese (Trad.)
- کپڑوں کا جوڑاUrdu
- bộ com lê, trang phụcVietnamese
- （一套）衣服Chinese (Simp.)
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