HyperDic: suit

English > 10 senses of the word suit:
NOUNartifactsuit, suit of clothesa set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
actsuit, lawsuit, case, cause, causaa comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
person suit(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
communicationsuit, courtship, wooing, courtinga man's courting of a woman
communicationsuita petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
artifactsuitplaying card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack
VERBstativesuit, accommodate, fitbe agreeable or acceptable to
stativesuitbe agreeable or acceptable
stativesuit, befit, beseemaccord or comport with
stativesuit, becomeenhance the appearance of
suit > pronunciation
Soundssuw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color.
Example"they buried him in his best suit"
Synonymsuit of clothes
Narrowerbusiness suitA suit of clothes traditionally worn by businessmen
double-breasted suitA suit with a double-breasted jacket
pinstripeA suit made from a fabric with very thin stripes
single-breasted suitA suit having a single-breasted jacket
slack suitcasual dress consisting of slacks and matching jacket
zoot suitA flashy suit of extreme / extreme cut
BroadergarmentAn article of clothing
Spanishconjunto, flux, terno, traje, vestido
Catalanconjunt, vestit
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
Example"the family brought suit against the landlord"
Synonymslawsuit, case, cause, causa
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercivil suitA lawsuit alleging violations / violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suitA lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large / large / large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuitA suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suitA lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
mootA hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
paternity suit, bastardy proceedingA lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined)
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishacción, caso, causa, demanda, juicio, litigio, pleito, proceso judicial, proceso, querella
Catalancas, causa, demanda, judici, litigi, plet
Verbssueinstitute legal proceedings against
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 3, person
Meaning(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit.
Example"all the suits care about is the bottom line"
Broaderbusinessman, man of affairsA person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage).
Synonymscourtship, wooing, courting
NarrowerbundlingA onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
Broaderentreaty, prayer, appealearnest or urgent request
Spanishcortejo, festejo, galanteo
Catalanfesteig, galanteig
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank.
Broaderentreaty, prayer, appealearnest or urgent request
English > suit: 10 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningplaying card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color.
Examples
  • "a flush is five cards in the same suit"
  • "in bridge you must follow suit"
  • "what suit is trumps?"
Member ofpack of cards, deck of cards, deckA pack of 52 playing cards
Narrowermajor suit(bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
minor suit(bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
trump(card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
Broaderplaying cardOne of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
Spanishpalo
English > suit: 10 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe agreeable or acceptable to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"This suits my needs"
Synonymsaccommodate, fit
Broaderfit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilFill or meet a want or need
Spanishacomodar, adaptar, ajustar
Catalanacomodar, adaptar, ajustar, ser apropiat
English > suit: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe agreeable or acceptable.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This time suits me"
NarroweragreeBe agreeable or suitable
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishconvenir
English > suit: 10 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningaccord or comport with.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
Synonymsbefit, beseem
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishadecuar, ajustar, concordar, convenir, ser adecuada, ser propio de
English > suit: 10 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningenhance the appearance of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
Synonymbecome
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishfavorecer, ir, venir bien

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