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: 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
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.
Origin and Etymology of suite
French, from Old French siute, suite — more at suit
First Known Use: 1673
SUITE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of suite for Students
1 : a number of connected rooms (as in a hotel)
2 : a set of matched furniture for a room
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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