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. David Slater:

    Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law.

  2. Donald Trump:

    If he gets the nomination, they're going to sue his ass up.

  3. Nicola Canestrini:

    If they think Italy hasn't fulfilled the duty, they could sue Italy.

  4. Mary Ann Lucille Sering:

    Every time you say 'if you don't do this I will sue you' then I won't do it.

  5. Joel Rochon:

    If it fails we will sue CP and the officers and directors for C$431 million.

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