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English noun: suit

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


SamplesThey buried him in his best suit.


Synonymssuit of clothes


Broader (hypernym)garment


Narrower (hyponym)business suit, double-breasted suit, pinstripe, single-breasted suit, slack suit, zoot suit

2. suit (act) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy


SamplesThe family brought suit against the landlord.


Synonymscase, causa, cause, lawsuit


Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings


Narrower (hyponym)bastardy proceeding, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit, moot, paternity suit


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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


SamplesAll the suits care about is the bottom line.


Broader (hypernym)businessman, man of affairs


Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

4. suit (communication) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)


SamplesIts was a brief and intense courtship.


Synonymscourting, courtship, wooing


Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer


Narrower (hyponym)bundling

5. suit (communication) a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank


Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer

6. suit (artifact) playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color


SamplesA flush is five cards in the same suit.
In bridge you must follow suit.
What suit is trumps?.


Broader (hypernym)playing card


Narrower (hyponym)major suit, minor suit, trump


Member meronymdeck, deck of cards, pack of cards


English verb: suit

1. suit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable to


SamplesThis suits my needs.


Synonymsaccommodate, fit


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet

2. suit (stative) be agreeable or acceptable


SamplesThis time suits me.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)agree

3. suit (stative) accord or comport with


SamplesThis kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!.


Synonymsbefit, beseem


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

4. suit (stative) enhance the appearance of


SamplesMourning becomes Electra.
This behavior doesn't suit you!.


Synonymsbecome


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify









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