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SUIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suit mean? 

SUIT (noun)
  The noun SUIT has 6 senses:

1. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
2. a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
3. playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color
4. a businessman dressed in a business suit
5. a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
6. a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank

  Familiarity information: SUIT used as a noun is common.


SUIT (verb)
  The verb SUIT has 4 senses:

1. be agreeable or acceptable to
2. be agreeable or acceptable
3. accord or comport with
4. enhance the appearance of

  Familiarity information: SUIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUIT (noun)


Sense 1suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

case; causa; lawsuit; suit; cause

Context example:

the family brought suit against the landlord

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

legal proceeding; proceeding; proceedings ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "suit"):

civil suit (a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant)

class action; class-action suit (a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group)

countersuit (a suit brought against someone who has sued you)

criminal suit (a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant)

moot (a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise)

bastardy proceeding; paternity suit (a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined))


Sense 2suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

suit of clothes; suit

Context example:

they buried him in his best suit

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

garment (an article of clothing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "suit"):

zoot suit (a flashy suit of extreme cut)

slack suit (casual dress consisting of slacks and matching jacket)

single-breasted suit (a suit having a single-breasted jacket)

pinstripe (a suit made from a fabric with very thin stripes)

double-breasted suit (a suit with a double-breasted jacket)

business suit (a suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen)


Sense 3suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

a flush is five cards in the same suit / in bridge you must follow suit / what suit is trumps?

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "suit"):

major suit ((bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts)

minor suit (( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs)

trump ((bridge or whist) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand)

Holonyms ("suit" is a member of...):

deck; deck of cards; pack of cards (a pack of 52 playing cards)


Sense 4suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A businessman dressed in a business suit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

all the suits care about is the bottom line

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

businessman; man of affairs (a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive))

Domain usage:

depreciation; derogation; disparagement (a communication that belittles somebody or something)


Sense 5suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

courting; courtship; wooing; suit

Context example:

its was a brief and intense courtship

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "suit"):

bundling (a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing)


Sense 6suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("suit" is a kind of...):

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)


SUIT (verb)


Sense 1suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be agreeable or acceptable to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

suit; fit; accommodate

Context example:

This suits my needs

Hypernyms (to "suit" is one way to...):

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 2suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be agreeable or acceptable

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

This time suits me

Hypernyms (to "suit" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suit"):

agree (be agreeable or suitable)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accord or comport with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

befit; beseem; suit

Context example:

This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!

Hypernyms (to "suit" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4suit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enhance the appearance of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

become; suit

Context examples:

Mourning becomes Electra / This behavior doesn't suit you!

Hypernyms (to "suit" is one way to...):

beautify; embellish; fancify; prettify (make more beautiful)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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