\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web Smart robot vacuums live or die on their app and features, and Eufy's smart suite is one of the best out there. Mark Brezinski, USA TODAY, "This Eufy robot vacuum is one of the best deals of Prime Day," 14 Oct. 2020 From the Marilyn Monroe suite. Estimate: $400–$650. Hannah Elliott,, "The Waldorf Astoria Auction’s Most Valuable Lots, Plus Some Oddities," 13 Oct. 2020 The Princess of Wales received the suite as a gift from the Saudi royal family as a wedding gift in 1981. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Are Those Princess Diana's Sapphire Jewels on Kate Middleton's Necklace?," 11 Oct. 2020 The first-floor primary bedroom suite includes dual closets with built-ins. Dallas News, "Alford Homes offers new residence in University Park," 11 Oct. 2020 Two owners’ suites are on the main floor; the third bedroom suite is in the lower level. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "110-acre Howell Township property comes with timber-frame home, ponds, collector's garage," 10 Oct. 2020 The second floor offers a serene primary suite and bath with a separate shower and a vanity area. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Tanglewood home offers distinctive architecture, English flair," 10 Oct. 2020 The owners’ suite includes a see-through fireplace between the bedroom and bath and a private deck. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Artisan home on Lake Independence has French accent," 9 Oct. 2020 In addition to the suite on the first floor, the renovation yielded three bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, all connected by a common area. R. Stephanie Bruno,, "From its exterior, you'd never guess the inside of this unusual home looks like this," 8 Oct. 2020

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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 entry 1

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The first known use of suite was in 1673

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18 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Suite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce suite (audio)

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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