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  1. suit
    IPA[so͞ot]
  2. noun

    • 1. a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt:

      a pinstriped suit
      Synonym : outfit, set of clothes, costume, ensemble, clothing, dress, attire, finery, habit, garb, livery, getup, gear, togs, garms, duds, kit, clobber, whistle (and flute), apparel, vestments
    • 2. a set of clothes to be worn on a particular occasion or for a particular activity:

      a jogging suit
    • 3. a complete set of pieces of armor for covering the whole body:

      a suit of armor
    • 4. an executive in a business or organization, typically one regarded as exercising influence in an impersonal way:

      maybe now the suits in Washington will listen
    • 5. any of the sets distinguished by their pictorial symbols into which a deck of playing cards is divided, in conventional decks comprising spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs.

    • 6. short for lawsuit

    • 7. the process of trying to win a woman's affection with a view to marriage:

      he could not compete with John's charms in Marian's eyes and his suit came to nothing
      Synonym : courtship, wooing, courting, addresses, attentions, homage, pursuit, respects, blandishments
    • 8. a petition or entreaty made to a person in authority:

      he sought a passage to Christian lands, but they spurned his suit
    • 9. a complete set of sails required for a ship or for a set of spars:

      they went ashore and changed to another suit of sails

    verb

    • 1. be convenient for or acceptable to:

      the apartment has two bedrooms—if it suits, you can have one of them he lied whenever it suited him
      Synonym : be convenient for, be acceptable to, be suitable for, meet the requirements of, satisfy the demands of, be in line with the wishes of, befit, match, complement, go with, fit the bill, make appropriate to/for, make fitting to/for, tailor, fashion, accommodate, adjust, adapt, modify, fit, gear, equip, design, be cut out for
    • 2. act entirely according to one's own wishes (often used to express the speaker's annoyance):

      “I'm not going to help you.” “Suit yourself.”
    • 3. adapt or make appropriate for (something):

      they took care to suit their answers to the questions put to them
    • 4. go well with or enhance the features, figure, or character of (someone):

      the dress didn't suit her
      Synonym : look attractive on, enhance the appearance of, look right on, look good on, become, flatter, show to advantage, set off, enhance, ornament, grace, do something for
    • 5. put on clothes, especially for a particular activity:

      I suited up and entered the water
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: suit, plural noun: suits

    • v.: verb: suit, 3rd person present: suits, gerund or present participle: suiting, past tense: suited, past participle: suited

    • noun

      a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt:

      a set of clothes to be worn for a particular activity:

    • verb

      be convenient for or acceptable to:

      act entirely according to one's own wishes (often used to express the speaker's annoyance):

    • adjective

      right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation:

      wearing a suit of clothes of a specified type, fabric, or color:

    • adjective

      right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation:

      wearing a suit of clothes of a specified type, fabric, or colour:

    • noun

      a young child's one-piece outer garment:

      a one-piece outer garment for adults, typically worn as overalls or as sports clothing:

    • noun

      (in bridge) a holding of a number of high cards of one suit in a hand.

      a desirable quality that is particularly prominent in someone's character or an activity at which they excel:

    • noun

      (in bridge or whist) a holding of several cards of one suit in a hand, typically 5 or more out of the 13.

      an outstanding personal quality or achievement:

    • noun

      a man's casual suit, consisting of pants and a matching jacket in the style of a shirt, often in pastel colors.
    • noun

      a one-piece outer garment for a baby to wear outdoors over lighter clothes, typically incorporating booties, mittens, and a hood:
    • noun

      (in bridge or whist) a holding of only one or two cards of one suit in a hand.
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