suite

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noun \ˈswēt, 2d is also ˈsüt\

Definition of suite

  1. 1 :  retinue; especially :  the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business

  2. 2 :  a group of things forming a unit or constituting a collection :  set: asa :  a group of rooms occupied as a unitb (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 (as a ballet)c :  a collection of minerals or rocks having some characteristic in common (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

Examples of suite in a sentence

  1. a suite of offices on the fifth floor

  2. The executive suite is on the top floor.

  3. She checked into a suite.

  4. We stayed in the hotel's honeymoon suite.

  5. The orchestra will be performing a suite.

Origin and Etymology of suite

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


First Known Use: 1673

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SUITE Defined for English Language Learners

suite

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noun \ˈswēt, 2d is also ˈsüt\

Definition of suite for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


SUITE Defined for Kids

suite

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noun \ˈswēt, ˈsüt\

Definition of suite for Students

  1. 1 :  a number of connected rooms (as in a hotel)

  2. 2 :  a set of matched furniture for a room


Medical Dictionary

suite

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noun \ˈswēt\

Medical Definition of suite

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



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