\ 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 Upstairs, the owner’s suite opens to a deck overlooking the city. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Jason Oppenheim of ‘Selling Sunset’ buys Jeremy Renner’s former home," 26 Oct. 2020 Sanlam is repackaging its product suite and digitizing channels to sell more of its offerings from funeral cover to investments to existing customers, the CEO said. Roxanne Henderson,, "Africa’s Top Insurer Refocuses on Home Base as Deal Misfires," 23 Oct. 2020 Ecommerce continues to be an integral tool in our marketing suite, providing audiences the ability to experience and shop our brands from the comfort of their homes. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Fiat Chrysler expanding online shopping options to include used cars," 21 Oct. 2020 The secluded owner’s suite offers a detailed bedroom and sitting area that opens to a patio with a fireplace. Dallas News, "Tuscan-style custom home offers 1-plus acre, greenbelt views," 17 Oct. 2020 With this Thanksgiving Day special, guests can all head to the same resort, where each immediate family will isolate for 15 days in their own two-bedroom, apartment-style suite. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "Your Entire Family Could Rent Out a 'Resort Bubble' and Safely Reunite for Thanksgiving," 16 Oct. 2020 Cristiano Ronaldo's legal fight with a woman who accuses the international soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago is heading toward a trial before a federal judge in Nevada. Ken Ritter, Star Tribune, "US judge points Ronaldo rape case in Las Vegas toward trial," 6 Oct. 2020 The president, meanwhile, is reportedly getting antsy and eager to leave his suite at Walter Reed Medical Center. TheWeek, "Biden expands lead over Trump in post-debate poll," 5 Oct. 2020 Subaru prides itself on safety, and the carmaker makes its suite of driver-assist technologies (EyeSight) standard across the lineup. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "2020 Subaru Outback is fan service in the best possible way," 4 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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30 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Suite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 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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