\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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Getting more women to the C-suite can't be done alone. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Empowering advice from today’s top women leaders at the 2018 KPMG Women's Leadership Summit," 2 July 2018 Then, during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, the group completed another mock show from a suite above the track. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "'Just be yourself.' Here's how Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his new NASCAR job.," 28 June 2018 Tell me all about it: This nine-bedroom home features an enormous grand salon and open floor plan downstairs and a series of en-suite bedrooms upstairs. Shannon Rooney,, "It's Shore Time: On the way to Cape May," 11 June 2018 The view from the C-suite Since winning Congress and the White House, the Republicans have sought to unleash the power of business. The Economist, "Why corporate America loves Donald Trump," 24 May 2018 To this end, the BIO board of directors recently approved funding for initiatives to help advance biotech leadership diversity at the board, C-suite, and functional leader level. Helen Torley, STAT, "Diversity in the biopharma industry makes dollars and sense," 23 May 2018 The Family Fun Package features a complimentary in-suite movie voucher, 1-topping pizza and a welcome gift. Meghann Finn Sepulveda, azcentral, "The London Bridge Resort caters to outdoor enthusiasts," 9 May 2018 Bloomberg’s Danielle Bochove and Tina Davis discuss the challenges of getting more women into mining and energy C-suites., "Bloomberg - Daybreak: Women in Commodities Firms (Audio)," 4 May 2018 The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and the pre-war apartment also boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a home office. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Diane Keaton’s NYC Starter Apartment Is For Sale For $17.5 Million," 29 Mar. 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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Phrases Related to suite

bridal suite

three-piece suite

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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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