Definition of suitor
1 : one that petitions or entreats
2 : a party to a suit at law
3 : one who courts a woman or seeks to marry her
4 : one who seeks to take over a business
Examples of suitor in a Sentence
He was her most persistent suitor, and she eventually agreed to marry him.
An unwanted suitor is buying up the company's stock.
Recent Examples of suitor from the Web
Others light up to compete with rivals or after they’ve been rejected by a suitor.
Tarcher hoped the evening would continue, but Lewis already had a dinner date lined up with another suitor.
A committee set up to explore restructuring has made a recommendation with Key as a suitor, but Takata’s board had not decided on that last week, Takata said in a statement.
Now, 50 Cent is the latest addition to that list of suitors.
PANTHERS: Cats hire coach; Ovechkin on radar?: Florida hired Bob Boughner as a first-time NHL head coach amid rumors team may be among suitors for Washington scoring star Alex Ovechkin, who seems at crossroads with Capitals.
The suitor, private-equity firm Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, is described by both sides in the deal as headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Battle is one of three Chicagoans and 18 suitors left in the ABC network competition, which airs 7 p.m. Mondays.
Alabama has fended off other suitors for Saban for years, most famously in Texas' 2014 pursuit of him, but the newest extension should put to rest any notion of the 65-year old coach heading elsewhere.
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SUITOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suitor for English Language Learners
: a man who wants to marry a particular woman
: a company that wants to take over another company
SUITOR Defined for Kids
Definition of suitor for Students
: a man who tries to get a woman to marry him
Legal Definition of suitor
1 : a party to a suit
2 : one that seeks to take over a business approved the merger before the suitor obtained a 10% stake — Wall Street Journal
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