Suit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |suːt|  American pronunciation of the word suit
Brit.  |suːt|  British pronunciation of the word 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
- a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (syn: case, cause, lawsuit)
the family brought suit against the landlord
- (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
all the suits care about is the bottom line
- a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage) (syn: courtship, wooing)
- a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
- 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?


- be agreeable or acceptable to (syn: accommodate, fit)
This suits my needs
- be agreeable or acceptable
This time suits me
- accord or comport with (syn: befit, beseem)
This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!
- enhance the appearance of (syn: become)
This behavior doesn't suit you!

Extra examples

He wore his gray suit to the job interview.

...filed a suit against the company that had manufactured the faulty heater, claiming they were responsible for the fire...

This kind of behavior hardly suits a person of your age.

She gave a serious speech that suited the occasion.

The formal furniture really suited the style of the house.

The job suits her very well.

That suits me fine.

The dress doesn't suit you.

Red suits you.

He is not suited to be a teacher.

She was wearing a black trouser suit.

Johnson has filed suit against her.

I bought myself a mobile phone and joined the other suits on the train to the City.

Whatever your reason for borrowing, we have the loan that suits your needs.

There's a range of restaurants to suit all tastes.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: suit
he/she/it: suits
present participle: suiting
past tense: suited
past participle: suited
singular: suit
plural: suits
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