ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio)
 sense 2d is also  ˈsüt
: retinue
especially : the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business
: a group of things forming a unit or constituting a collection : set: such as
: a group of rooms occupied as a unit
: a 17th and 18th century instrumental musical form consisting of a series of dances in the same or related keys
: a modern instrumental composition in several movements of different character
: a long orchestral concert arrangement in suite form of material drawn from a longer work (such as a ballet)
: a collection of minerals or rocks having some characteristic in common (such as type or origin)
: a set of matched furniture
: a set of computer programs designed to work together and usually sold as a single unit

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.
Recent Examples on the Web At this price, the Fitbit Charge 6 is a simple and focused fitness tracker with a pretty robust suite of health metrics. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 26 Nov. 2023 Upstairs are the four family bedrooms, the primary suite equipped with an original fireplace and dual bathrooms, plus a bonus room that could be another office or a gym. James McClain, Robb Report, 25 Nov. 2023 Despite a growing application suite for quantum computing, developing new algorithms that make full use of the quantum advantage – in particular in machine learning – remains a critical area of ongoing research. Daniel Lidar, Discover Magazine, 23 Nov. 2023 Visitors can stay in the Indus or the Norma, the hotel’s largest suites at 55 square meters, with a private infinity pool and veranda. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Nov. 2023 The idyllic Hotel San Cristóbal Baja in Todos Santos, Mexico, just debuted a garden-to-table restaurant and brand-new suites. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 18 Nov. 2023 Spanning the full, nearly 24-foot beam, the spacious owner’s suite is equipped with an office, an en suite, and a mini-bar that is discreetly positioned next to a plush settee. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 All could integrate rosters, but not coaching staffs or owners’ suites. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 Such is the case on his new live album Invocations, a 15-song operatic suite recorded this April on the campus of Tankian’s alma mater, Cal State University Northridge (CSUN), and arriving digitally today (Nov. 10). Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, from Old French siute, suite — more at suit entry 1

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of suite was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Suite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio)
 sense 2c is also  ˈsüt
: the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business
: a group of things forming a unit or making up a collection: as
: a group of rooms occupied as a unit
: a piece of music for an orchestra usually consisting of several independent pieces written in the form of special dances or taken as selections from a larger work (as a ballet)
: a set of matched furniture for a room
a bedroom suite

Medical Definition


: a group of rooms in a medical facility dedicated to a specified function or specialty
a surgical suite

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