From Anglo-Norman siute, from Old French sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin *sequita (for Classical Latin secuta), from Latin sequi (“to follow”), because the component garments "follow each other", i.e. are worn together.
- (UK) IPA: /suːt/, /sjuːt/, X-SAMPA: /su:t/, /sju:t/
- (US) IPA: /sut/, /sjut/, X-SAMPA: /sut/, /sjut/
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- Rhymes: -uːt
suit (plural suits)
- A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers (also business suit or lounge suit), or a similar outfit for a woman.
- Nick hired a navy-blue suit for the wedding.
- (by extension) A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit
- (pejorative, slang) A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
- Be sure to keep your nose to the grindstone today; the suits are making a "surprise" visit to this department.
- A full set of armour.
- (law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.
- If you take my advice, you'll file suit against him immediately.
- (obsolete): The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
- Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
- Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. —Alexander Pope.
- The full set of sails required for a ship.
- (card games) Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds, or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic, and French playing cards.
- To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. — William Cowper.
- (obsolete) Regular order; succession.
- Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. — Francis Bacon.
- (obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
- Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. — Edmund Spenser.
- (archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
- (archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
Derived terms 
See also 
- (playing card suits) card suit/playing card suit; clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades (Category: en:Card games)
- To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit.
- Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action. — Shakespeare
- (said of clothes, hairstyle or other fashion item) To be suitable or apt for one's image.
- The ripped jeans didn't suit her elegant image.
- That new top suits you, where did you buy it?
- To be appropriate or apt for.
- (most commonly used in the passive form) To dress; to clothe.
- So went he suited to his watery tomb. —Shakespeare.
- To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to fit one's taste.
- My new job suits me, as I work less hours and don't have to commute so much.
- (intransitive): To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; — usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with.
Derived terms 
From English suit.
suit m (plural suits)
- suit (of clothes)
- third-person singular present active indicative of suō