\ˈswēt, 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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Jonas tells me the story on a sunny afternoon in Las Vegas, in an expansive suite at the Wynn. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story," 29 Nov. 2018 James designed the original building as well as a 1970s addition that added a large master bedroom suite with dressing room, full bath, and sliders out to a deck that frames Mount Monadnock through its windows. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury modern on 135 acres asks $1.2M," 29 Nov. 2018 To close this gap, the outdoor industry started bringing more women to the table, particularly in executive positions, making room in the C suites at Merrell, Burton, and REI. Mackenzie Wagoner, Glamour, "How Athleisure Evolved Into Fashion's Obsession With All Things Outdoors," 20 Nov. 2018 Among other encounters, Mr. Pence recently joined him in a lavish suite at the home of the Indianapolis Colts football team: Lucas Oil Stadium. New York Times, "How a Tycoon and Pence Friend Helped 2 Ranchers Get Pardons," 12 July 2018 From staying in the most beautiful suite at the Aria to singing beside stage legend Wayne Newton, Vegas doesn’t disappoint. Becca Kufrin,, "Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on That 'Embarrassing' Group Date — and Falling for One 'Standup Man'," 9 July 2018 Inside office suites at the Capitol, many aides watched on TV as the President used a midday event about militarizing space to address the crisis at the border that consumed most of the weekend’s cable segments. Philip Elliott, Time, "Why Republican Lawmakers Aren't Backing Trump on Family Separations," 20 June 2018 Rappaport died in a suite at Foxwoods, according to the network. Renae Reints, Fortune, "Foxwoods CEO Felix Rappaport Dies at 65," 19 June 2018 In surgical suites at opposites ends of the state, its two most prominent members, Gov. Bob Casey and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, underwent life-threatening surgery. John Baer,, "Remembering the historic day Pa.'s Casey, Specter had critical surgeries | John Baer," 12 June 2018

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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)


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Kids Definition of suite

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

2 : a set of matched furniture for a room


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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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