Complete Definition of "suit"

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English

Etymology
AF. siute, from OF. sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin *sequita, from Latin sequi âfollowâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|su:t
audio|en-us-suit.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËt|-uËt

Noun
en-noun

  1. law 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.

  1. italbrac-colon|obsolete The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
  2. obsolete The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.

#: Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. âSpenser.

  1. Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.

#: Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. âPope.

  1. archaic A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
  2. archaic A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
  3. The full set of sails required for a ship.
  4. A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers, or a similar outfit for a woman.

#:Nick hired a navy-blue suit for the wedding.

  1. context|pejorative|slang 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.

  1. A full set of armour.
  2. card games 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. âCowper.

  1. obsolete Regular order; succession.

#: Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. âBacon.

Translations
trans-top|(law) 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.
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Spanish: t|es|proceso judicial.
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trans-top|suit of clothes
Arabic: ARchar|بذÙØ© (bádla) f
Chinese: å¥è£ (tàozhuÄng)
Dutch: kostuum
Finnish: puku, kävelypuku
French: complet m
German: Anzug m
Hebrew: ××××¤× (halifa) f
Hungarian: öltöny
Icelandic: jakkaföt m|p
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Italian: vestito m
Japanese: æ´æä¸ããã (ãããµãã²ã¨ããã, yÅfuku hitosoroi)
Korean: ìë³µ (yangbok)
Portuguese: terno m
Romanian: costum n
Russian: коÑÑÑм (kostjúm) m
Spanish: traje m, terno m italbrac|Bolivia|Ecuador|Peru, vestido m italbrac|Colombia|Panama, flux m italbrac|Dominican Republic|Venezuela|colloquial - pronounced 'flus', tacuche m italbrac|Mexico|colloquial
Swedish: kostym
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trans-top|card game category
Czech: barva f
Portuguese: naipe m
Swedish: färg, svit
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Derived terms
top2
birthday suit
bring suit
follow suit
out of suits
shell suit
suit and service
suit broker
mid2
suit court
suit covenant
suit custom
suit service
suitcase
swimsuit
tracksuit
zoot suit

Verb
en-verb

  1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. âShak.
  2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.

#: Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well. âDryden.
#: Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee. âPrior.

  1. To dress; to clothe.

#: So went he suited to his watery tomb. âShak.

  1. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit oneâs taste.
  2. intransitive: To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; â usually

followed by with or to.
#: The place itself was suiting to his care. âDryden.
#: Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. âAddison.

Translations
To be fitted to
French: convenir
German: passen
Spanish: convenir

To please, to make content
French: convenir

Synonyms
to agree: agree, match, answer


French

Verb
suit

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of suivre

Category:French verb forms

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