suite

noun \ ˈswēt , sense 2d is also ˈsüt \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of suite

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

suite Synonyms

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SUITE Defined for English Language Learners

suite

noun

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

noun \ ˈswēt , ˈsüt \

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 Dictionary

suite

noun \ ˈswēt \

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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