suite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French suite.

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Noun[edit]

suite (plural suites)

  1. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador.
  2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, […].
  3. A group of connected rooms, usually separable from other rooms by means of access.
    The Presidential suite is well appointed and allows for good security.
  4. (music)  A musical form, popular before the time of the sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude.
  5. (music)  An excerpt of instrumental music from a larger work that contains other elements besides the music; for example, the Nutcracker Suite is the music (but not the dancing) from the ballet The Nutcracker, and the Carmen Suite is the instrumental music (but not the singing and dancing) from the opera Carmen.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sequita, from Latin sequor.

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Noun[edit]

suite f (plural suites)

  1. suite (group of connected rooms)
  2. result
  3. sequel
  4. next step, or next steps
  5. (poker) straight
  6. (mathematics) sequence

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Irish[edit]

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Verb[edit]

suite

  1. past participle of suigh

Adjective[edit]

suite

  1. fixed, secured
  2. mounted
  3. fast
  4. located

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
suite shuite
after "an", tsuite
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

suite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of suō

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English suite.

Noun[edit]

suite f (plural suites)

  1. suite (rooms, hotel)