- 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 against him immediately.
- (italbrac-colon, obsolete) The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
- (obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
- Thenceforth the of earthly conquest shone. "Spenser.
- Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
- Rebate your loves, each rival suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. "Pope.
- (archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
- (archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
- The full set of sails required for a ship.
- 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 for the wedding.
- (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.
- A full set of armour.
- (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. "Cowper.
- (obsolete) Regular order; succession.
- Every five and thirty years the same kind and of weather comes again. "Bacon.
- To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. "Shak.
- To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Etymology: siute, from sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin
- Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well. "Dryden.
- Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee. "Prior.
- To dress; to clothe.
- So went he suited to his watery tomb. "Shak.
followed by with or to.
- To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one"s taste.
- (intransitive): To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; " usually
- The place itself was suiting to his care. "Dryden.
- Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. "Addison.
- sequita, from Latin sequi "follow".
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