suite

Definitions

  • Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
    Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suite apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
    • n suite a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
    • n suite a matching set of furniture
    • n suite the group following and attending to some important person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat
Suit he Had Made in Oshkosh 111 Suit he Had Made in Oshkosh 111
"IT WAS LUDICROUS STANDING THERE IN A BATHING SUIT." "IT WAS LUDICROUS STANDING THERE IN A BATHING SUIT."
I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME
Angel, his new suit, and the Gun Angel, his new suit, and the Gun
Does this suit you, Mr. Bhaer Does this suit you, Mr. Bhaer
THE AUTHOR GOING DOWN IN A DIVER'S SUIT THE AUTHOR GOING DOWN IN A DIVER'S SUIT
man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002
    • Suite A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or clessed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. See Suit n., 6. "Mr. Barnard took one of the candles that stood upon the king's table, and lighted his majesty through a suite of rooms till they came to a private door into the library."
    • Suite A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See Suit n., 5.
    • Suite (Mus) One of the old musical forms, before the time of the more compact sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. Some composers of the present day affect the suite form.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Canadian, Troy Hurtubise, spent $100,000 and almost went bankrupt building a RoboCop style suit so that he could withstand a bear attack
    • n suite An obsolete form of suit (in various senses).
    • n suite A company of attendants or followers; retinue; train: as, the suite of an ambassador.
    • n suite A number of things taken collectively and constituting a sequence or following in a series; a set; a collection of things of like kind and intended to be used together: as, a suite of rooms; a suite of furniture.
    • n suite A sequel.
    • n suite In music, a set or series of instrumental dances, either in the same or in related keys, usually preceded by a prelude, and variously grouped so as to secure variety and contrast. Suites were the earliest form of instrumental work in detached movements, and continued in favor from the beginning of the seventeenth to the end of the eighteenth century, though sometimes known by other names. They inclnded a great variety of dances, notably the allemande, courant, saraband, and gigue, together with the gavotte, passepied, branle, and minuet. The early suite was not fully distinguishable from the early sonata, and the developed suite finally gave place to the modern sonata, though the true sonata form as a method of construction did not belong to the suite. Suites are properly for a single instrument, like the harpsichord or clavichord, but are sometimes written for an orchestra. The suite form has lately been revived. Among modern writers of orchestral music in suite form are Lachner, Raff, Bizet, Dvořák, and Moszkowski.
    • suite See suit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Saratoga, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.
    • n Suite swēt a train of followers or attendants: a regular set, particularly of rooms: a series of dances arranged for instruments in the same or relative keys, and usually preceded by a prelude: a sequel.
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Quotations

  • Raymond Hull
    Raymond Hull
    “He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”
  • David Hume
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    “He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    “That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.”
  • Napoleon Hill
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    “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.”

Idioms

Birthday suit - If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked.
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Grey suits - The men in grey suits are people who have a lot of power in business or politics, but aren't well-known or charismatic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Suit (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. Cf. Suit.

Usage

In literature:

Laura tells me that she believes that Violet would consent if you pressed your suit.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Private Dowst opened a box that contained a complete tool kit, the tools designed to be handled by men in space suits.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He opened a wall panel and brought out a vacuum suit.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
West and Jamison were already here, their space-suits removed.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The quantity may be great or small to suit the requirements of the case.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Have you got space suits in your ship?
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Astro was struggling into a space suit when Sid and Kit joined him in the air lock.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
I gazed after his small white-suited figure as he followed Anita from the salon.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
You would never have been recruited if you hadn't tested out to suit us.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
She could be gracious, even to a pariah, when his homage suited her.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
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In poetry:

Aw can't tell why a empty heead
Should be held up soa heigh,
Or why a suit o' clooas should leead
Soa monny fowk astray.
"Aw Can't Tell" by John Hartley
It suits not with our tale to tell;
Those scenes have passed away;
Let the dim shadows of the past
Brood o'er that evil day.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A suit of claret, fine as ever,
Rose from a taylor's goose;
The lining white, the buttons clever;
What beau could finer use?
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
This is the only suit I make,
Do not refuse, for Jesu's sake,
Me grace, my Maker to adore:
'Tis the only boon that I implore!
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
He knows what visits suit thy state,
And though most rare they be,
It sets thee well on him to wait,
Thy Husband waits on thee.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Beside him, gaunt from many a fast,
A pale and boyish "rebel" lay,
Free of all pangs of life, at last,
In tattered suit of Grey.
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Glenwood Suites, An Ascend Collection Hotel 2625 Gilstrap Ct.
If we can embrace that shared vision, rather than see many groups wander off on paths that might suit only their own aims, Miami can and will prosper.
The Man in the White Suit.
432 NORTH 44TH STREET, SUITE 340 ?
Cuccinelli's Skechers suit has your backside .
953 E Sahara Avenue Suite B22, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Directions).
8359 W Sunset Road Suite 100 and 101, Las Vegas, NV 89113 (Directions).
2265 Village Walk Drive Suite 101, Henderson, NV 89052 (Directions).
Environmentalists threaten suit over ballast rule.
Tuesday's warmer temperatures caused a lot of snow to melt, but once night fell, the thermometer followed suit.
Use our tool to find the companies on our list that suit you best.
New Coach Is Teaching His Players Basketball and Life Lessons: 'Your First Suit Shouldn't be White'.
The Travelodge Inn and Suites in Chula Vista is an all suite hotel.
The InTown Suites Trinity Mills is one of two Carrollton, TX hotels involved in the suit against the city.
PHOENIX— Cambria Suites, the upscale all-suites brand by Choice Hotels International, Inc announced three development agreements during The Lodging Conference.
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In science:

In contrast to the formula (5.3), the latter formula is well suited for asymptotic analysis.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
The sum over j in the second term of (3.35) is not suited to the use of (4.16).
Correlation functions for random involutions
We will modify part of their results to suit our needs.
The length of closed geodesics on random Riemann Surfaces
For elementary properties of Sobolev spaces that is suited for our discussion, see for example refs. [7, 25].
On Deformations of Generalized Complex Structures: the Generalized Calabi-Yau Case
However, also clear from the above discussion is the fact that the method is well suited for light final states.
W-exchange/Annihilation amplitudes in LCSR - $B_d^0 \to D_s^-K^+$ as an example
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