Definitions for suitorˈsu tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suit•orˈsu tər(n.)

  1. a man who courts or woos a woman.

  2. Law. a petitioner or plaintiff.

    Category: Law

  3. a person who sues or petitions for anything.

  4. an individual or company that seeks to buy another company.

    Category: Business

Origin of suitor:

1250–1300; ME s(e)utor, suitour < AF < L secūtor <sequi to follow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suitor, suer, wooer(noun)

    a man who courts a woman

    "a suer for the hand of the princess"


  1. suitor(Noun)

    A party to a suit or litigation.

  2. suitor(Noun)

    One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.

  3. suitor(Noun)

    One who sues for the hand of a woman in marriage; a wooer; one who courts a mistress.

  4. suitor(Verb)

    To play the suitor; to woo; to make love.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suitor(noun)

    one who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant

  2. Suitor(noun)

    especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover

  3. Suitor(noun)

    one who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc

  4. Suitor(noun)

    one who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an old word for a man who tries to gain the love of a woman.

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