\ 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

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 Now, the owner’s suite takes up the front portion of the house. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Nine of Roberts’ collage-and-pencil works on canvas at Art + Practice, plus nine from a suite of 27 Warhol-style silk-screen heads, elaborate the theme, introducing girls and kids in groups. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Joe Du Bey is co-founder and CEO of Eden Workplace, a complete suite of software to manage the hybrid office. Joe Du Bey, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Still, the Fed’s suite of policy changes underscored that the central bank is serious about cooling down the economy and the job market. New York Times, 4 May 2022 The luxurious owner’s suite, which is located on the main deck, sports fold-out balconies on either side. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 May 2022 This mode drills down on an incredibly simple motion-control suite of bumping, setting, and spiking, with every other aspect of movement and aiming automated by the game. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 3 May 2022 Plus, there's the very capable suite of Autopilot driver-assist features, which is now standard and generally works impressively to reduce the amount of steering, braking, and accelerating the driver needs to control. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 28 Apr. 2022 The C40 Recharge’s touch-screen user interface uses Google Automotive Services and comes with a four-year subscription to a suite of Google apps. Dan Neil, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of suite

1579, 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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16 May 2022

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“Suite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for suite


\ 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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