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Meaning & Definition of Suit in English

English

Suit

/sut/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • suit
  • ,
  • suit of clothes

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • lawsuit
  • ,
  • suit
  • ,
  • case
  • ,
  • cause
  • ,
  • causa

3. (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

  • "All the suits care about is the bottom line"
    synonym:
  • suit

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"
    synonym:
  • courtship
  • ,
  • wooing
  • ,
  • courting
  • ,
  • suit

5. A petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

    synonym:
  • suit

6. 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?"
    synonym:
  • suit

verb

1. Be agreeable or acceptable to

  • "This suits my needs"
    synonym:
  • suit
  • ,
  • accommodate
  • ,
  • fit

2. Be agreeable or acceptable

  • "This time suits me"
    synonym:
  • suit

3. Accord or comport with

  • "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
    synonym:
  • befit
  • ,
  • suit
  • ,
  • beseem

4. Enhance the appearance of

  • "Mourning becomes electra"
  • "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
    synonym:
  • become
  • ,
  • suit

Examples of using

How much did you pay for that suit?
What do I need to pay for that suit?
This hat will suit her.