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Definition of Suit

Suit

  1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.
  2. The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.
  3. The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
  4. The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.
  5. That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t.
  6. Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t.
  7. A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes.
  8. One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, cubs, or diamonds.
  9. Regular order; succession.
  10. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
  11. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
  12. To dress; to clothe.
  13. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
  14. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.

Suit Quotations

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C. S. Lewis

We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: 'Boy, you are skinny, aren't you?' I said: 'Honey, I'd like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife.'
Lou Holtz

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Katharine Hepburn

I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum.
Peter O'Toole

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
Coretta Scott King
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Suit Translations

suit in Afrikaans is pas, pak klere
suit in Dutch is complet, stelletje, set, stel
suit in Finnish is puku, kelvata, sopia
suit in German is anpassen, Anzug {m}
suit in Italian is procedimento, vestito
suit in Latin is facio
suit in Portuguese is terno, fato
suit in Spanish is traje, ambo, pleito
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