What does suit mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. suit(noun)

    (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

    "all the suits care about is the bottom line"

  4. 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"

  5. suit(noun)

    a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

  6. suit(verb)

    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?"

  7. suit, accommodate, fit(verb)

    be agreeable or acceptable to

    "This suits my needs"

  8. suit(verb)

    be agreeable or acceptable

    "This time suits me"

  9. befit, suit, beseem(verb)

    accord or comport with

    "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

  10. become, suit(verb)

    enhance the appearance of

    "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"


  1. Suit(n.)

    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; a three-piece business suit.

  2. Origin: [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sect, Suite.]


  1. suit(Noun)

    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.

  2. suit(Noun)

    A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit

  3. suit(Noun)

    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.

  4. suit(Noun)

    A full set of armour.

  5. suit(Noun)

    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.

  6. suit(Noun)

    The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.

  7. suit(Noun)

    Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.

    Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. u2014Alexander Pope.

  8. suit(Noun)

    The full set of sails required for a ship.

  9. suit(Noun)

    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.

  10. suit(Verb)

    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

  11. suit(Verb)

    To be suitable or apt for one's image.

  12. suit(Verb)

    To be appropriate or apt for.

  13. suit(Verb)

    To dress; to clothe.

    So went he suited to his watery tomb. u2014Shakespeare.

  14. suit(Verb)

    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.

  15. suit(Verb)

    : To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; u2014 usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with.

  16. suit(Noun)

    Regular order; succession.

    Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. u2014 Francis Bacon.

  17. suit(Noun)

    The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.

    Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. u2014 Edmund Spenser.

  18. suit(Noun)

    A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.

  19. suit(Noun)

    A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)

  20. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suit(noun)

    the act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit

  2. Suit(noun)

    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

  3. Suit(noun)

    the act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship

  4. Suit(noun)

    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

  5. Suit(noun)

    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

  6. Suit(noun)

    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

  7. Suit(noun)

    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

  8. Suit(noun)

    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

  9. Suit(noun)

    regular order; succession

  10. Suit(verb)

    to fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word

  11. Suit(verb)

    to be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit

  12. Suit(verb)

    to dress; to clothe

  13. Suit(verb)

    to please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste

  14. Suit(verb)

    to agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to

  15. Origin: [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sect, Suite.]


  1. Suit

    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:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suit

    sūt, n. act of suing: an action at law: a petition: a series: a set: a number of things of the same kind or made to be used together, as clothes or armour: courtship.—v.t. to fit: to become: to please.—v.i. to agree: to correspond.—p.adj. Suit′ed (Shak.), dressed, clothed.—ns. Suit′ing, cloth suitable for making suits of clothes, usually in pl.; Suit′or, one who sues in love or law: a petitioner: a wooer:—fem. Suit′ress.—v.i. to play the suitor.—adj. Suit′orcide, suitor-killing. [Fr.,—Low L. secta, a suit—L. sequi, to follow.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. suit

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3298

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2748

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Nouns Frequency: #1132

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suit' in Verbs Frequency: #460


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leana Wenissued:

    We hope that Baltimore will follow suit.

  2. Sir Frederick G. Banting:

    No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.

  3. Daniel Riesel of Sive:

    I don't think there is any defense in a civil suit.

  4. Senator Dianne Feinstein:

    Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstriped suit.

  5. Daniel Riesel of Sive:

    I don’t think there is any defense in a civil suit.

Images & Illustrations of suit

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Translations for suit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • saak, pak klere, pakAfrikaans
  • بَذْلة, ناسب, بدلةArabic
  • масцьBelarusian
  • vestitCatalan, Valencian
  • kombinéza, následnictví, dvoření, barva, soudní pře, výzbroj, proces, bílý límeček, oplachtění, oblek, pořadí, námluvy, vyhovovatCzech
  • kulørDanish
  • Farbe, Anzug, passenGerman
  • ακολουθία, αγωγή, κοστούμι, ενδυμασία, σειρά, χρώμα, στολή, αρμόζω, ταιριάζω, βολεύωGreek
  • emblemo, konveniEsperanto
  • vestido, traje, palo, acción, pleito, tacuche, litigio, proceso, flux, terno, convenirSpanish
  • pukumies, puku, purjekerta, väri, kanne, maa, oikeusjuttu, haarniska, asu, sopia, miellyttääFinnish
  • poursuite, suite, costard, enseigne, tenue, tailleur, complet, ensemble, costume, procès, couleur, combinaison, convenirFrench
  • culaithIrish
  • freagairScottish Gaelic
  • חליפהHebrew
  • öltönyHungarian
  • սազելArmenian
  • jakkafötIcelandic
  • causa, vestito, colore, seme, abito, aggiustarsi aItalian
  • スート, スーツ, 洋服, 洋服一揃い, 似合う, 適合するJapanese
  • 정장, 洋服, 양복, 수트Korean
  • whare, hūtuMāori
  • парница, одело, комбинезон, костум, боја, одговара, погодува, стои, прилегаMacedonian
  • farge, dressNorwegian
  • zaak, kostuum, kleur, pakDutch
  • farge, kortfarge, dressNorwegian Nynorsk
  • kombinezon, garnitur, kolor, kostium, pasować, odpowiadaćPolish
  • traje, processo, naipe, fato, terno, adequar-se, convirPortuguese
  • costumRomanian
  • процесс, костюм, комбинезон, масть, подойти, подходить, пойти, годиться, идтиRussian
  • färg, svit, kostym, passaSwedish
  • takım elbiseTurkish
  • мастьUkrainian

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