suite[swēt; for 2b, also so̵̅o̅t]
- Suite is a group of things that go together or a large room or collection of rooms.
- An example of suite is bundled computer software like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint that are sold together.
- An example of suite is a group of matching couches and chairs.
- An example of suite is a large hotel room with a bedroom and a living room.
- a group of attendants or servants; train; retinue; staff
- a set or series of related things; specif.,
- a group of connected rooms used as a unit, such as an apartment
- a set of pieces of matched furniture for a given room: a bedroom suite
- an early form of instrumental composition consisting of a series of dances in the same or related keys
- a modern instrumental composition in a number of movements
Origin of suiteFr: see suit
- A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.
- a. A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.b. A set of matching furniture: a dining room suite.
- A series of connected rooms used as a living unit.
- Music a. An instrumental composition, especially of the 1600s or 1700s, consisting of a succession of dances in the same or related keys.b. An instrumental composition consisting of a series of varying movements or pieces.
- Computers a. A group of software products packaged and sold together, usually having a consistent look and feel, a common installation, and shared macros.b. A group of procedures that work cooperatively: The TCP/IP suite of protocols includes FTP and Telnet.
Origin of suiteFrench, from Old French; see suit.
- A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador.
- A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals.
- A group of connected rooms, usually separable from other rooms by means of access.
- The Presidential suite is well appointed and allows for good security.
- (music) A musical form, popular before the time of the sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude.
- (music) An excerpt of instrumental music from a larger work that contains other elements besides the music; for example, the Nutcracker Suite is the music (but not the dancing) from the ballet The Nutcracker, and the Carmen Suite is the instrumental music (but not the singing and dancing) from the opera Carmen.
- etuis, étuis
From French suite.