suite

noun

ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio)
 sense 2d is also  ˈsüt
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 Beyond base salary, CPAs in Florida often receive a suite of benefits, including retirement plans, health and wellness programs, work-life balance support, and opportunities for professional development, which contribute significantly to total compensation. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 23 Feb. 2024 Last year, Qantas detailed the experience on board its brand-new Airbus A350-1000 planes, which will include six first class suites, 52 business class suites, 40 premium economy seats, and 140 economy seats. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2024 Perfect for hosting those larger charter parties, the yacht has 22 luxury suites and amenities that cater to everyone. Gemma Harris, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 The lavish primary suite provides two walk-in closets with custom wardrobe systems, vaulted ceilings, Stark carpet, grasscloth wallpaper, custom electric blinds and sliding glass doors that open to the deck. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 22 Feb. 2024 The ability to get GM’s Ultium suite of EV software, batteries and motors and CarPlay may be a significant bonus for some shoppers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2024 Distinctive elements: Fully renovated; hardwood flooring; marble tile; guest suite apartment. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2024 She was joined in her suite by pals Ice Spice and Blake Lively, the Kelce family, and more. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 The lobby hosts the world’s largest chandelier, rooms have full-size maxi bars and sweeping balconies, and specialty suites include private cinemas, plunge pools, and other surprises. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near suite

Cite this Entry

“Suite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suite. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

suite

noun
ˈswēt How to pronounce suite (audio)
 sense 2c is also  ˈsüt
1
: the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business
2
: a group of things forming a unit or making up a collection: as
a
: a group of rooms occupied as a unit
b
: 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)
c
: a set of matched furniture for a room
a bedroom suite

Medical Definition

suite

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

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