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Meaning of SUIT

Pronunciation:  soot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
  2. [n]  a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit"
  3. [n]  playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
  4. [n]  a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
  5. [n]  a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
  6. [v]  accord or comport with
  7. [v]  be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
  8. [v]  enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
  9. [v]  be agreeable or acceptable; "This time suits me"

SUIT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: accommodate, become, befit, beseem, case, causa, cause, courting, courtship, lawsuit, suit of clothes, wooing
 See Also: agree, appeal, bastardy proceeding, be, beautify, bundling, business suit, check, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, conform to, correspond, criminal suit, deck, deck of cards, double-breasted suit, embellish, entreaty, fit, garment, gibe, jibe, legal proceeding, major suit, match, meet, minor suit, pack of cards, paternity suit, playing card, prayer, prettify, proceeding, proceedings, single-breasted suit, slack suit, tally, zoot suit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Suit\, n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr.
    suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta.
    See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Sect}, {Suite}.]
    1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.]
    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.
             Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone.
    3. The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in
       marriage; courtship.
             Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till
             this funereal web my labors end.      --Pope.
    4. (Law) 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.
             I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino. --Shak.
             In England the several suits, or remedial
             instruments of justice, are distinguished into three
             kinds -- actions personal, real, and mixed.
    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[=e]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[=e]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.
       ``Two rogues in buckram suits.'' --Shak.
    8. (Playing Cards) 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.
             To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled
             suits and sequences.                  --Cowper.
    9. Regular order; succession. [Obs.]
             Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit
             of weather comes again.               --Bacon.
    {Out of suits}, having no correspondence. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Suit and service} (Feudal Law), the duty of feudatories to
       attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of
       peace, and in war to follow them and do military service;
       -- called also {suit service}. --Blackstone.
    {Suit broker}, one who made a trade of obtaining the suits of
       petitioners at court. [Obs.]
    {Suit court} (O. Eng. Law), the court in which tenants owe
       attendance to their lord.
    {Suit covenant} (O. Eng. Law), a covenant to sue at a certain
    {Suit custom} (Law), a service which is owed from time
    {Suit service}. (Feudal Law) See {Suit and service}, above.
    {To bring suit}. (Law)
       (a) To bring secta, followers or witnesses, to prove the
           plaintiff's demand. [Obs.]
       (b) In modern usage, to institute an action.
    {To follow suit}. (Card Playing) See under {Follow}, v. t.
  2. \Suit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suited}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit
       the action to the word. --Shak.
    2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
             Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.
             Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits
             song of piety and thee.               --Prior.
    3. To dress; to clothe. [Obs.]
             So went he suited to his watery tomb. --Shak.
    4. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his
       place; to suit one's taste.
  3. \Suit\, v. i.
    To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually
    followed by with or to.
          The place itself was suiting to his care. --Dryden.
          Give me not an office That suits with me so ill.
    Syn: To agree; accord; comport; tally; correspond; match;
Computing Dictionary

1. Ugly and uncomfortable "business clothing" often worn by non-hackers. Invariably worn with a "tie", a strangulation device that partially cuts off the blood supply to the brain. It is thought that this explains much about the behaviour of suit-wearers.

2. A person who habitually wears suits, as distinct from a techie or hacker.

See loser, burble, management, stupids, snafu principle, and brain-damaged.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a suit, indicate that you want to be acknowledged and recognized for our abilities and skills. You do now want your power to go unnoticed.