\ 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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Tech credits are solid for a movie whose principal settings are bland offices, bland conference rooms or bland hotel suites with views of more bland buildings. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Adults in the Room': Film Review | Venice 2019," 31 Aug. 2019 This is a Cadillac among guest ranches, with 43 luxury rooms and suites (plus a five-bedroom hacienda) that attracts guests from around the world. Janet Fullwood, The Mercury News, "Arizona getaway: Dude ranches, horses and Wild West adventure," 26 Aug. 2019 Designed with white oak floors and soothing blue accents, many of its rooms and suites have views of the Shelter Haven Basin, and some come with fireplaces and soaking tubs. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "This Is Where Oprah Winfrey Stays When She Visits the Jersey Shore," 24 Aug. 2019 Data on how much of the recent tax cuts was paid out to shareholders, versus how much was invested in employees or infrastructure, demonstrates that the stock price still dominates the focus of board rooms and executive suites. Judith Samuelson, Quartz at Work, "Did the Business Roundtable just sound the death knell for shareholder primacy?," 19 Aug. 2019 Most of the 108 rooms and suites look out at the Aegean, and some have private pools. Chris Leadbeater, National Geographic, "Discover Turkey’s under-the-radar seaside paradise," 14 Aug. 2019 Chic, contemporary guest rooms and executive suites are meant to feel like luxurious private residences. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Looking for a unique getaway? Go boutique at one of these new and not-so-far-away hotels," 10 Aug. 2019 French doors in the living room and master suite expand to Juliet balconies. Jack Flemming,, "Travis frontman Fran Healy lists bohemian home in the Hollywood Hills," 25 June 2019 Both the living room and master suite were built with pocket and accordion-glass doors that open each space to the outdoors. WSJ, "Over 250,000 Votes Later, Hawaii Villa Emerges as the House of the Year," 24 Jan. 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 entry 1

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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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