\ 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 Season ticket members and suite owners will select the remaining two members from a ballot that will be released in May. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "Why Bengals decided to establish a Ring of Honor after over 50 years of existence," 8 Apr. 2021 The main level expands to a dining deck that descends to the beach, and upstairs, the scenic primary suite opens to a balcony. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Bryan Cranston unloads eco-friendly beach house for $5.45 million," 7 Apr. 2021 Confidence levels are very low, but NOAA's Climate Prediction Center's suite of long range climate models suggests high confidence for warmer than average temperatures for much of the USA for June, July and August. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Puddle Potential for Twins Home Opener - Chilly "Correction" Next Week," 7 Apr. 2021 The suite offers 2,380 square feet of space spread across two floors and a 838-square-foot wraparound terrace. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "This Charleston Hotel's New $19,000 Package Comes With Butler Service, Daily Champagne, and a Stunning Suite," 7 Apr. 2021 By Kalin Kassabov, founder and CEO of, a fast-growing enterprise-level text message suite of services. Yec, Forbes, "Seven Tips To Make You A Better Negotiator," 6 Apr. 2021 Located off the living area, the owner suite measures 332 square feet and has a slider to a three-season porch., "Home of the Week: The trout don’t want you to buy this Maine lodge," 2 Apr. 2021 My favorite version is a hard-to-find but highly YouTube-able 1970 recording from the Teatro Regina in Buenos Aires, where Piazzolla performed the suite in full (and on fire) with his Quinteto Astor Piazzolla. Washington Post, "Beyond Vivaldi, a classical playlist to bring on the spring," 2 Apr. 2021 The home even features a bunk bedroom suite that's ideal for sleepovers! Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, "HGTV's 2021 Smart Home Designed by Tiffany Brooks Is Here," 2 Apr. 2021

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Suite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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