suite

noun
\ 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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As Schrager readied for the hotel’s debut, Town & Country sat down with him in a suite to to discuss his childhood memories of Times Square, the pulse of the area right now, and what his hopes are for the hotel and its surroundings. Spencer Bailey, Town & Country, "Ian Schrager on His Latest Luxury Hotel: "Why Not Times Square?"," 16 Apr. 2019 Huawei would have received advertising in the stadium and during Redskins game broadcasts in exchange for handling the Wi-Fi in suites; the Redskins never planned to directly give the company money as part of the deal, the Journal says. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Washington Redskins reportedly backed out of Huawei Wi-Fi deal because of government concerns," 26 Dec. 2018 Surprising the guys in their penthouse Aria suite was so worth it! Becca Kufrin, PEOPLE.com, "Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on That 'Embarrassing' Group Date — and Falling for One 'Standup Man'," 9 July 2018 Stadler, who was accused by Munich prosecutors of collusion, becomes the first person in the VW executive suite to spend time behind bars in connection with the scandal. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany as Volkswagen emissions scandal lingers," 18 June 2018 There’s a wet bar in the family room and a dry sauna in the master suite. Jack Flemming, sacbee, "NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins sells his Granite Bay estate for $4.25 million," 5 June 2018 Designing an effective productivity suite is increasingly about connections: between services, between data sources, between employees, and between apps. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life," 11 Apr. 2019 With just 26 suites and 13 villas, the resort is intimate, exclusive and unique. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At ... The Mandarin Oriental Canouan," 9 Apr. 2019 This is your dream destination: This 1 bedroom suite is situated above the owner's barn home to her Icelandic horses and miniature donkeys. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Where to Stay in New York's Hudson Valley," 5 Apr. 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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suite

noun

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)

suite

noun
\ 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

suite

noun
\ 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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