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suit

Definitions

  • Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
    Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v suit accord or comport with "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
    • v suit be agreeable or acceptable to "This suits my needs"
    • v suit enhance the appearance of "Mourning becomes Electra","This behavior doesn't suit you!"
    • v suit be agreeable or acceptable "This time suits me"
    • n suit 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"
    • n suit 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"
    • n suit 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?"
    • n suit a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
    • n suit 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"
    • n suit (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit "all the suits care about is the bottom line"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat
Suit he Had Made in Oshkosh 111 Suit he Had Made in Oshkosh 111
"IT WAS LUDICROUS STANDING THERE IN A BATHING SUIT." "IT WAS LUDICROUS STANDING THERE IN A BATHING SUIT."
I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME
Angel, his new suit, and the Gun Angel, his new suit, and the Gun
Does this suit you, Mr. Bhaer Does this suit you, Mr. Bhaer
THE AUTHOR GOING DOWN IN A DIVER'S SUIT THE AUTHOR GOING DOWN IN A DIVER'S SUIT
man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough man and pig in suit; pig is eating from a trough

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002
    • Suit 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; a three-piece business suit. "Two rogues in buckram suits ."
    • Suit (Playing Cards) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, clubs, or diamonds; also, the members of each such suit held by a player in certain games, such as bridge; as, hearts were her long suit . "To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort
      Her mingled suits and sequences."
    • Suit Regular order; succession. "Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again."
    • Suit Someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire;
    • Suit 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 swēt.
    • Suit The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.
    • Suit 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. "Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone."
    • Suit The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship. "Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend,
      Till this funereal web my labors end."
    • Suit (Law) 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. "I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.""In England the several suits, or remedial instruments of justice, are distinguished into three kinds -- actions personal, real, and mixed."
    • Suit 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 swēt.
    • v. i Suit To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to. "The place itself was suiting to his care.""Give me not an office
      That suits with me so ill."
    • Suit To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit. "Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.""Raise her notes to that sublime degree
      Which suits song of piety and thee."
    • Suit To dress; to clothe. "So went he suited to his watery tomb."
    • Suit To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
    • Suit To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Canadian, Troy Hurtubise, spent $100,000 and almost went bankrupt building a RoboCop style suit so that he could withstand a bear attack
    • n suit A following; the act of pursuing, as game; pursuit.
    • n suit Series; succession; regular order.
    • n suit The act of suing; a seeking for something by solicitation or petition; an address of entreaty; petition; prayer.
    • n suit Especially— A petition made to a person of exalted station, as a prince or prelate.
    • n suit Solicitation for a woman's hand in marriage; courtship; proposal of marriage.
    • n suit In law. A proceeding in a court of justice for the enforcement or protection of a right or claim, or for the redress of a wrong; prosecution of a right or claim before any tribunal: as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery. Suit is a very general term, more comprehensive than action, and includes both actions at law and bills in chancery. It usually includes special proceedings, such as mandamus.
    • n suit The witnesses or followers of the plaintiff in an action at law.
    • n suit In feudal law, a following or attendance. Attendance by a tenant on his lord, especially at his court.
    • n suit A company of attendants or followers; train; retinue. Now commonly suite.
    • n suit A number of things composing a sequence or succession; a number of things of a like kind that follow in a series and are intended to be used together; a set or suite; specifically, one of the four sets or classes, known as spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds, into which playing-cards are divided.
    • n suit A number of different objects intended to be used together, especially when made of similar materials and corresponding in general character and purpose: thus, a number of different garments designed to he worn together form a suit of clothes; a number of sails of different sizes and fitting different spars form a suit of sails.
    • n suit Synonyms Request, Petition, etc. See prayer.
    • suit To adapt; accommodate; fit; make suitable.
    • suit To be fitted or adapted to; be suitable or appropriate to; befit; answer the requirements of.
    • suit To be agreeable to; fall in with the views, wishes, or convenience of: as, a style of living to suit one's tastes.
    • suit To dress, as with a suit of clothes; clothe.
    • suit Synonyms To comport with, tally with, correspond to, match, meet.
    • suit To please, gratify, content.
    • suit To correspond; agree; accord: generally followed by with or to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Saratoga, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.
    • n Suit sūt 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 armour: courtship
    • v.t Suit to fit: to become: to please
    • v.i Suit to agree: to correspond
    • v.i Suit to play the suitor
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Quotations

  • Raymond Hull
    Raymond Hull
    “He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”
  • Denis Breeze
    Denis Breeze
    “The only moral lesson which is suited for a child, the most important lesson for every time of life, is this: Never hurt anybody.”
  • David Hume
    David%20Hume
    “He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar%20Allan%20Poe
    “That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.”

Idioms

Birthday suit - If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked.
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Grey suits - The men in grey suits are people who have a lot of power in business or politics, but aren't well-known or charismatic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre, to follow, OF. sivre,; perhaps influenced by L. secta,. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sect Suite

Usage

In literature:

But that suited Hazel all the better.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Look again and carefully; and, if another of the Suit be found, carry to it the former ones.
"The Square of Sevens" by E. Irenaeus Stevenson
As regards the length of a suit, a player's long suit is rather more likely to be fewer than five than over five.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Just get that space suit on in a hurry!
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
Macgregor has a room in the chief's suite of apartments.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
Washington, bring out the diving suits.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
Lord Montfort had sent her an English chair, which suited her delightfully.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Nothing like this suit was ever seen before or after the war.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Is when a player, holding one or more cards of the suit led, plays a card of a different suit.
"The Laws of Euchre" by H. C. Leeds
Say, he uses up cloth enough in his vest to make me a whole suit.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Now there was a fellow whom this sort of thing would just have suited.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The foundations must follow suit.
"Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience" by Adelaide Cadogan
The contents of his suit case were spilled on the floor.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
The colored boy was delighted to come on to New Haven, and, as he was a lover of horses, his new occupation suited him very well.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
He told about the feathered suits he had made for them, and where these suits could be found.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
Monica hurried on at a pace, though nearly a run, far too slow to suit her mood.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
Where shall we get a horse for him to suit this business?
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
At the present moment his suite are looking for him everywhere.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
Take mi two children oph from mi hands, for they bother me, and take them to be thi children, and bring them up to suit thiself.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
We couldn't possibly have white suits with a crimson J, and crimson suits wouldn't be pretty, either.
"Marjorie Dean, High School Junior" by Pauline Lester
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In poetry:

But autumn is bringing,
In richer suits,
To match with his sunsets,
His glowing fruits;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
'But think of him tomorrow,
And join your comrades now; —
That constant cloud of sorrow
Ill suits so young a brow.
"Mirth and mourning" by Anne Bronte
The fond impatience of his breast
'Twas all in vain to hide,
But she his eager suit represt
With modest maiden pride.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
From that fair dome, where suit is paid
By blast of bugle free,
To Auchendinny's hazel glade,
And haunted Woodhouselee.
"The Gray Brother" by Sir Walter Scott
Yet weep, thou less than woman, weep,
Those tears become thine eye,--
It suits thee well to weep the land
For which thou daredst not die.*
"The Sultana's Remonstrance" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Hallelujah! strains of gladness
Suit not souls with anguish torn;
Hallelujah! notes of sadness
Best befit our state forlorn:
For, in this dark world of sorrow,
We, with tears, our sin must mourn.
"Hallelujah! Song of Gladness" by Anonymous European

In news:

Suit against Michigan dismissed, opening door for states aiming to protect Great Lakes.
For eight weeks this summer, Hicks' home will be a celebrity suite at Bally 's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
100 Million Suit Planned Over Former Deutsche Bank Building .
No matter your mood, there's a great book to suit it.
Start with the smaller amount of mustard and keep adding until it suits you.
Getting the 'suits' on board.
Pamela Anderson is Back in Her 'Baywatch' Bathing Suit .
ASBURY PARK — It's no longer against the law to wear a bathing suit on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
Asbury Park scraps boardwalk bathing suit ban.
It's no longer against the law to wear a bathing suit on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
Reaction to Asbury Park bathing suit 'ban' is way over the top.
Bathing Suit intel and WV sets a record.
A Bathing-Suit -Friendly Quinoa and Black Bean Burger Recipe.
It's April: Time to break out bathing suit .
Lauderdale/Weston Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is an upscale, all-suite hotel in Weston, Florida near Ft.
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In science:

At a higher level, the whole system is performing a search for a configuration that suits a given criteria.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Random-cluster measures are well suited to the Propp– Wilson approach to sampling termed ‘coupling from the past’, [128], and we sketch this here.
The Random-Cluster Model
It is also well suited in order for the derived stack of vector bundles to be smooth.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The data were processed with the CIAO suite toolkit provided by the CXC.
The Galaxy Cluster RBS380: Xray and Optical Analysis
II the mean photon number can shift to N + δ (instead of N + 1) with 1 ≪ δ . We have seen that the ion trap implementation of quantum walks mentioned in Sec. V is especially well suited to study coin-decoherence.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Additionally, this work is ideally suited for nonequilibrium systems.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
Momentum slices or shells without further decomposition are not suited for a phase space analysis.
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
The overall performance of the hodoscope proved it to be well suited for the Adler experiment to measure the high altitude muon flux.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
The cornerstone of our analysis is a suite of detailed gravitational lens models that describe the distribution of total mass in the cluster cores.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Although this algorithm is not optimal in the deterministic worst-case setting, it is better suited for randomization and implementation on a quantum computer than the algorithm used in .
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems
It may, therefore, appear as the right candidate in a physical situation where the probability distribution does not suit any of the previously defined forms.
A New Nonextensive Entropy
The variational formula (16) is particularly suited in order to derive bounds on the diffusion matrix D .
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
We also provide a suite of new, robust, relations using V RI J HKs photometry to estimate distances for nearby stars.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
This is rather better than the 15.3% value obtained when considering the entire range of colors covered by the suite of relations.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
The tests that we applied are only a selection of the NIST statistical test suite.
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
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