- The definition of a suit is a complete outfit or a set of clothes meant to be worn together.
An example of suit is a tuxedo.
- Suit means a collection or set of things.
An example of suit is diamonds, spades, hearts and clubs in playing cards.
suit definition by Webster's New World
- a set of clothes to be worn together; now, esp., a coat and trousers (or skirt), and sometimes a vest, usually all of the same material
- any complete outfit: a suit of armor
- Slang a person wearing a suit; specif., a business executive or a bureaucrat: usually a term of mild derision
- a group of similar things forming a set or series; specif., any of the four sets of thirteen playing cards each (spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds) that together make up a pack
- Historical attendance at the court or manor of a feudal lord
- action to secure justice in a court of law; attempt to recover a right or claim through legal action
- an act of suing, pleading, or requesting
- a petition
- the act of wooing; courtship
Origin: Middle English sute, a pursuit, action of suing, garb, set of garments, sequence ; from Old French suite ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form sequita, feminine past participle of sequere, to follow ; from Classical Latin sequi, to follow: see sequent
- to meet the requirements of; be right for or appropriate to; befit
- to make right or appropriate; fit; adapt
- to please; satisfy: anything that suits your fancy
- to furnish with clothes, esp. with a suit
- Archaic to correspond or harmonize: usually with to or with
- to be fit, suitable, convenient, or satisfactory
suit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt.b. An outfit for a special activity: a diving suit; a running suit.
- A group of things used together; a set or collection: a suit of sails; a suit of tools.
- Games Any of the four sets of 13 playing cards (clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades) in a standard deck, the members of which bear the same marks.
- Attendance required of a vassal at his feudal lord's court or manor.
- Law A court proceeding to recover a right or claim.
- The act or an instance of courting a woman; courtship: She was inclined to accept his suit.
- Slang One who wears a business suit, especially an executive.
- To meet the requirements of; fit: This candidate does not suit our qualifications.
- To make appropriate or suitable; adapt: builders who suit the house to the owner's specifications.
- To be appropriate for; befit: a color that suits you.
- To please; satisfy: a choice that suits us all.
- To provide with clothing; dress: The NCOs suited the recruits in green uniforms.
- To be suitable or acceptable.
- To be in accord; agree or match.
Origin: Middle English sute, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *sequita, act of following, feminine of *sequitus, past participle of *sequere, to follow, from Latin sequī; see suitor.
suit - Business Definition
- A legal action initiated by one party against another.
- Slang for an executive or officer of an organization.
suit - Computer Definition
A mildly derisive term for an anonymous business executive or bureaucrat, referring to the fact that such people typically wear suits of clothes and may lack individuality. A suit, especially an empty suit, is in sharp contrast to a techie. See also empty suit and techie.
A derogatory term for a corporate employee who wears a suit. Suits may also refer to management and marketing people. See slime.
suit - Legal Definition
suit - Phrases/Idioms
- to play a card of the same suit as the card led
- to follow the example set
someone's strong suitor someone's strongest suit