\ ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio) , sense 2d is also ˈsüt\

Definition of suite

1 : retinue especially : the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business
2 : a group of things forming a unit or constituting a collection : set: such as
a : a group of rooms occupied as a unit
b(1) : a 17th and 18th century instrumental musical form consisting of a series of dances in the same or related keys
(2) : a modern instrumental composition in several movements of different character
(3) : a long orchestral concert arrangement in suite form of material drawn from a longer work (such as a ballet)
c : a collection of minerals or rocks having some characteristic in common (such as type or origin)
d : a set of matched furniture
e : a set of computer programs designed to work together and usually sold as a single unit

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Examples of suite in a Sentence

a suite of offices on the fifth floor The executive suite is on the top floor. She checked into a suite. We stayed in the hotel's honeymoon suite. The orchestra will be performing a suite.
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He had not been summoned by the guest within the suite, a trader with UBS Investment Bank from Connecticut, on vacation with his wife, Kallie, and their three young children. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "The Caribbean Resort, the Investment Banker and the Dead Handyman," 9 Aug. 2019 Previously, alcohol sales were permitted only in suites, lounges and other premium seating areas. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Missouri becomes 4th SEC school to expand alcohol sales at football games this season," 9 Aug. 2019 The gorgeous master retreat is completely relaxing with dual closets and en-suite bath complete with double sinks, vanity area and separate shower. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Driscoll Terrace home offers Montrose-area luxury in new construction," 4 Aug. 2019 Amazing owners’ suite with opulent De Gournay wall covering. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Home near Cranbrook's art objects is filled with space and glamour," 3 Aug. 2019 Seven Stars: Kyushu, Japan Known for being the most indulgent train in Japan, Seven Stars in Kyushu is an intimate, 14 suite, 30 person journey that’s so in demand guests are accepted by application lottery only. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Nice and Slow: 3 Luxurious Train Journeys Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime," 29 July 2019 Tucked away on a cobblestone street in Old San Juan, El Convento is a former Carmelite convent that dates back to 1646, now with luxury suites, a daily wine and cheese reception, and an outdoor plunge pool. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "Your Next Getaway: Tulum Is Out, This Island Is in," 27 July 2019 A 17th century church altar surround touches up a wall, and a Parisian marble tub anchors the master suite bathroom. Jack Flemming,, "Joe Montana’s 500-acre ranch relists for $20 million less in Calistoga," 12 July 2019 Guests also love the en-suite bathroom and secluded sundeck (outfitted with a private hot tub). National Geographic, "Pop into amazing bubble hotels around the world," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of suite

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for suite

French, from Old French siute, suite — more at suit

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English Language Learners Definition of suite

: a group of rooms that is used for one purpose
: a group of rooms in a hotel that is used by one person, couple, family, etc.
: a piece of music that is made up of many short pieces that are taken from a larger work (such as a ballet)


\ ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio) , ˈsüt\

Kids Definition of suite

1 : a number of connected rooms (as in a hotel)
2 : a set of matched furniture for a room


\ ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio) \

Medical Definition of suite

: a group of rooms in a medical facility dedicated to a specified function or specialty a surgical suite

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