- 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: Fr: see suit
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- A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.
- a. A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.b. also 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 17th or 18th century, 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.
- Computer Science 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: French, from Old French; see suit.
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suite - Cultural Definition
A group of related pieces of music or movements played in sequence. In the baroque era, a suite was a succession of different kinds of dances. In more recent times, suites have contained excerpts from longer works, such as ballets, or have simply portrayed a scene, as in Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite.