suite

noun
\ 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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Irina Shayk The top model, boyfriend Bradley Cooper, and his mom Gloria Campano may have shut down the Oscars red carpet (Shayk donned a custom Burberry look), but by the looks of Irina's Insta, the real runway was at her hotel suite. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 The morning of the meeting, Moos arranged his suite. Jon Wilner, The Seattle Times, "Behind the scenes: How WSU and Bill Moos lured Mike Leach out of Key West," 5 Feb. 2019 If that's not luxurious enough, the east wing is complete with his and her bathing suites with coordinating onyx and marble features. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This NYC Apartment Features Stunning Views Of Central Park For $39.5 Million," 30 Dec. 2018 Within Nice itself, our readers voted Le Negresco, with its ocean-view suites and eccentric decor, which spans from French antiques to mod swivel chairs and, among the top hotels in France. Condé Nast Traveler, "La Compagnie Flight Deal: Business Class to the French Riviera for $1,200," 4 Dec. 2018 Ruzizi Tented Lodge offers nine tents with en-suite bathrooms (from $195 per person per night, africanparks.org). Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Secret Safaris: Little-Known National Parks in Africa," 22 Feb. 2019 Meghan Markle's private baby shower involved a chic penthouse suite at NYC's The Mark Hotel, a select number of celebrity guests and close friends, and a floral arrangement lesson—but what about the food? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Served the Cutest Cookies at Her Baby Shower," 21 Feb. 2019 The two-floor suite features five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, and two powder rooms. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Is Having a Baby Shower in New York—Here's Everything We Know About It So Far," 20 Feb. 2019 On the cheaper end of the spectrum, oceanfront cabins start at $986.69, while suites could set you back up to $7,656.69. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "A "Golden Girls" Cruise Is in the Works, So Renew Your Passport Immediately," 19 Feb. 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

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suite

noun

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)

suite

noun
\ 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

suite

noun
\ 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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