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Suit

Suit appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Santa's Short Suit Shrunk
    (name of a children's book)

Suit appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Suit no regrets. A motto, Master Gerontius.
  • "Suit no regrets." A motto, Master Gerontius.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun suit:

lawsuitcourtshipsuitcausecase

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb suit:

befitaccommodatesuitfitbecome

Suit is sometimes a misspelling of suits.

The word suit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun suit

What does suit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: suits

  1. a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
  2. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  3. (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
  4. a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
  5. a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
  6. playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color
    • examples: a flush is five cards in the same suit | in bridge you must follow suit | what suit is trumps?
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: playing card = one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
    • more specific terms:
      • major suit = a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
      • minor suit = a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
      • trump = the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • member of: deck / deck of cards / pack of cards = a pack of 52 playing cards

Alternative definition of the noun suit

noun

  1. 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.
  2. [by extension] A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit
  3. [context: pejorative, slang] A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
  4. A full set of armour.
  5. [legal] 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.
  6. [sense, obsolete] The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
  7. Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
  8. The full set of sails required for a ship.
  9. [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.
  10. [obsolete] Regular order; succession.
  11. [obsolete] The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
  12. [archaic] A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
  13. [archaic] A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)

Definition of the verb suit

What does suit mean as a doing word?

Suit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: suited | suiting | suits

  1. be agreeable or acceptable to
  2. be agreeable or acceptable
    • example: This time suits me
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific word: agree = be agreeable or suitable
  3. accord or comport with
  4. enhance the appearance of

Alternative definition of the verb suit

verb

  1. To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit.
  2. [context: said of clothes, hairstlye or other fashion item] To be suitable or apt for one's image.
  3. To be appropriate or apt for.
  4. [context: most commonly used in the passive form] To dress; to clothe.
  5. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to fit one's taste.
  6. [intransitive]: To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; — usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with.

Characters

  1. Suit is a fictional character from Kiss at Pine Lake.
  2. Suit is a fictional character from the 2010 horror movie Blood: A Butcher's Tale.
  3. Suit is a fictional character from the 1998 film Placebo Effect.
  4. Suit is a fictional character from the 2014 film Korso.
  5. Suit is a fictional character from the 2000 film Sorted.
  6. Suit is a fictional character from the 2004 film Surviving Christmas.
  7. Suit is a fictional character from the 2007 film A New Tomorrow.
  8. Suit is a fictional character from the 1997 film Mean Guns.
  9. Suit is a fictional character from the 2002 film Igby Goes Down.
  10. Suit is a fictional character from the 2002 film Life or Something Like It.
  11. Suit is a fictional character from the 1998 comedy crime thriller film Very Bad Things.
  12. Suit is a fictional character from the 2012 film Grassroots.
  13. Suit is a fictional character from the 2003 film It Runs in the Family.
  14. Suit is a fictional character set in the Marvel universe first appearing in the Venom #2 mini-series. He is made of tiny alien robots discovered by Reed Richards. Nick Fury from S.H.I.E.L.D. took one of them and brought it to his science team who then build the Suit from it. As his original nano-bots components, the Suit seems to have a great interest to Venom.
  15. Suit is a fictional character from the 2012 film Now Is Good.

There are other characters with in their name, like Wet Suit, Man in Suit, Suit of Armor, Three Piece Suit, Three-Piece Suit.

Music

  1. "Suit" is the fourth studio album by American rapper Nelly.
  2. "Suit" is a musical album of Creedmore.

Film

"Suit" a.k.a. "Terno" is a 2013 short family drama film written and directed by Gabriela Amaral Almeida and Luana Demange.

Artwork

"Suit" is an artwork by Jim Nutt.

Miscellanea

  1. Suit: The variations in design, cut, and cloth, such as two- and three- piece, or single- and double- breasted, determine the social and work suitability of the garment. Often, suits are worn, as is traditional, with a collared shirt and necktie. Until around the 1960s, as with all men's clothes, a hat would have been also worn when the wearer was outdoors. Suits also come with different numbers of pieces: a two-piece suit has a jacket and the trousers; a three piece adds a vest or waistcoat; further pieces might include a matching flat cap.
    • also known as 西裝
  2. Suit: In playing cards, a suit is one of several categories into which the cards of a deck are divided. Most often, each card bears one of several symbols showing to which suit it belongs; the suit may alternatively or in addition be indicated by the color printed on the card. Most card decks also have a rank for each card and may include special cards in the deck that belong to no suit, often called jokers.

Phrases with Suit

  1. Suit Up
  2. g suit
  3. G-suit
  4. to suit
  5. Big Suit
  6. cat suit
  7. gym suit
  8. Mao Suit
  9. wet suit
  10. body suit
  11. jump suit
  12. long suit
  13. Pant Suit
  14. tank suit
  15. test suit
  16. zoot suit
  17. civil suit
  18. dress suit
  19. Empty Suit
  20. major suit

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Suit

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Google previewCambridge Primary Checkpoints - Preparing for National Assessment 1 (2010)

by Andrew Woods

Today your birthday suit is the suit you were born in.

Google previewThe Annapolis Book of Seamanship (2014)

Fourth Edition by John Rousmaniere

A dry suit is a one-piece waterproofjumpsuit made of lightweight material with strong water- proof seals at the neck and cuffs.Access is through a fap on the back. Most dry suits are worn by dinghy racers and boardsailors, although they often ...

Google previewLe convenzioni internazionali della navigazione marittima, interna e aerea (2008)

by Giorgio Righetti, Massimiliano Rimaboschi

— For the purpose of this chapter, unless expressly provided otherwise: 1 Anti-exposure suit is a protective suit designed for use by rescue boat crews and marine evacuation system parties. 2 Certificated person is a ...

Google previewIntangibles (2000)

Management, Measurement, and Reporting by Baruch Lev

The suit is the perfect attire for hard economic times. It speaks of seriousness of purpose and self-discipline. It speaks of dullness, too, which is a welcome contrast with the anarchic creativity of the dotcoms." 2. Productivity data published by the ...

Google previewBecoming a Musky Hunter (2005)

A Comprehensive Approach for the Soon-to-be-addicted by Richard A. Minich

A rain suit is a must. Long hours on the water will expose you to the elements. In addition to foul-weather gear, cold-weather gear is needed. It gets cold in the fall, and the wind will blow. One consideration in choosing a boat, even a used boat, ...

Google previewProofs and Illustrations of the Attributes of God (1837)

From the Facts and Laws of the Physical Universe: Being the Foundation of Natural and Revealed Religion by John Macculloch

suit is that of secondary causes; and, those being attained, it rests: too often also forgetting that there is still an ulterior one, and thus falling into that negligence or oblivion respecting the First Cause, which easily becomes a latent or negative ...

Google previewPumps and Pencil Skirts (2013)

What to Wear to Work by Dianne Whitelocke

The red suit is a statement and a versatile one at that. It can be worn to present to the big client or discuss the missed deadline! Red is the color of confidence. There are different reds: deep (oxblood, brick), rich (berry, ruby), or blazing (fire ...

Google previewThe País Vasco and Navarra Rough Guides Snapshot Spain (includes San Sebastián, the Costa Vasca, Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pamplona and the Navarran Pyrenees) (2012)

by AnneLise Sorensen, Geoff Garvey, Greg Ward, Jules Brown, Simon Baskett

The surfing season runs roughly from Septemberto April, meaning that a full wet suit is a basic requirement in the cold Atlantic waters. If you prefer to surf in warmer waters, the Andalucian coastline has a few decent spots. For more information ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2015)

Suit. and. Other. Stories. 1997 Work Author: Peter Bacho In this collection of interconnected, semiautobiographical short stories, Peter Bacho explores the FilipinoAmerican community of Seattle. Narrated from the perspective of Buddy, the son ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Law of Scotland (1815)

Intended for the Use of the Public at Large, as Well as of the Profession by Robert Bell, Sir John Skene

24, any person may com- Tnence and prosecute in Great Britain or Ireland any suit in any court of record or equity, or of admiralty, and all causes matrimonial and testamentary, in any court having cognisance, against a peer of Great Britain, ...

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Quotes about Suit

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Scrabble value of S1U1I1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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