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Definitions of suit

  1. be agreeable or acceptable to; " This suits my needs"
  2. enhance the appearance of; " Mourning becomes Electra"; " This behavior doesn't suit you!"
  3. ( 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"
  4. 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"
  5. be agreeable or acceptable; " This time suits me"
  6. 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"
  7. 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?"
  8. a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
  9. 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"
  10. a businessman dressed in a business suit; " all the suits care about is the bottom line"
  11. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
  14. 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.
  15. 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/ t.
  16. 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/ t.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Regular order; succession.
  20. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
  21. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
  22. To dress; to clothe.
  23. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
  24. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.
  25. The act of seeking to gain an end or an object; petition or prayer; courtship; an action or process at law for the recovery of a right or claim; a number of things used together; as, a suit of clothes; a set; one of the four sets of a pack of cards.
  26. To fit; adapt; as, suit your words to the occasion; to be proper or suitable to; become; befit; as, your behavior does not suit your position; please; satisfy; as, I hope this will suit you.
  27. To correspond or accord; agree: with with or to.
  28. Act of suing: an action at law: a petition: a series: a set: a number of things of the same kind or made to be used together, as clothes or armor: courtship.
  29. To fit: to become: to please.
  30. To agree: to correspond.
  31. Petition; courtship; action at law; series.
  32. To fit; become; please.
  33. To meet the requirements of; agree; please; prove satisfactory.
  34. The act of suing; solicitation; petition.
  35. A judicial action, as for the recovery of money.
  36. A set; a number of things used together; a set of the same kind or stamp; retinue; attendance; train; a petition; courtship; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; pursuit; prosecution.
  37. To fit; to become; to dress; to please; to be content.
  38. To agree; to accord; to correspond. See Sue.
  39. A number of things used together, as a suit of clothes; a petition, prayer, or request; courtship; an action at law.
  40. To agree together, as things made on a common plan; to fit; to adapt; to please; to make content; to agree or correspond; to match or tally.
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Usage examples for suit

  1. Nothing would suit us better. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. " Suit yourself," says I, towin' him into Mr. Robert's private office. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. " Ought to suit you, eh! – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  4. How does he suit you? – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  5. Regard, he said, with a forced calm terrible to behold; here is a suit that I have just acquired. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  6. It would pay the doctor, and make mother comfortable, and get her a warm new suit for coming winter. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  7. The moment I entered, he said, 'You won't suit us, young man, I find. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  8. Nothing that will suit you. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  9. How would an early ride suit you? – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  10. You care, but you don't care enough to suit me. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  11. I am not bound to suit Mr. Gilmore. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  12. You talk in a different way- to suit it. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  13. I'm not the one to blame if it doesn't suit you. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  14. But I shall not turn back,- that does not suit me." – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  15. I have done with that fool Monmouth, and the French King would suit me well for a master." – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  16. Somehow it doesn't suit you. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  17. And how we suit each other! – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  18. Bunny was careful not to get any on his own suit, or on Sue's dress. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  19. When will it suit you to look at them? – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  20. If you and Rachel follow suit I shall- I think I shall- go out of my mind." – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
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