\ 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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The three bedrooms and three bathrooms include master and junior suites with custom closets. Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: Sound investments," 13 July 2019 The program, which Nowak runs from an office suite at 1 Brattle Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, applies math to genetics to seek cures for cancer and other diseases. Laura Strickler, NBC News, "Harvard science professors kept meeting with donor Jeffrey Epstein despite his sex offender status," 12 July 2019 The rooms are categorized into singles, shared singles and double rooms ranging in annual rent from $3,420 for a suite-style single room to $4,700 for a single room with a private bath. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Move-in date nears for new UHCL residence hall," 9 July 2019 The royal box is nice, but private suites are even better. Michelle Tauber,, "How to Do Wimbledon Like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: The Ultimate Insiders’ Guide," 9 July 2019 These two free-standing suites are located in the most secluded area of Auberge du Soleil. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "These Maisons at Napa's Auberge du Soleil Will Transport You to Provence," 8 July 2019 The decision killed a project that developer Build Inc. and co-living provider Open Door proposed at 1532 Harrison St. The proposal called for 235 micro-suites organized around 28 shared living spaces. J.k. Dineen,, "A tale of two cities: How SF and San Jose are approaching co-living projects," 6 July 2019 Obviously, selling luxury suites as well as field-side cabanas and asking boosters to open their wallets isn’t nearly as difficult when your program is a national power. Mike Bianchi,, "UConn going broke a cautionary tale for UCF, USF and other Group of 5 schools | Commentary," 3 July 2019 When the 3,000-square-foot penthouse suite is finished, the spread will comprise two master bedrooms, a central living and dining area with a gas fireplace, and a heated wraparound terrace that offers tip-top views of the Washington Monument. Sarah Firshein, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dupont Circle Review: First In," 1 July 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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