Crossword clues for suit
- One of a bridge foursome
- Zoot ___
- Hearts or clubs
- Attire not usually seen on casual Friday
- Courtroom wear ... or concern
- Swords or cups, in tarot
- A set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
- A petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
- Seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
- A man's courting of a woman
- Playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack
- (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
- Each set has its own symbol and color
- "Clubs, e.g."
- What a swain presses
- Hearts, e.g.
- Thirteen of a certain kind
- Clubs, for one
- Clubs or spades
- Spades, e.g.
- Deuce to ace
- [See blurb]
- What Bassanio pressed
- Prove acceptable to
- Something to follow
- Business attire
- Diamonds or spades
- It must be followed
- Men's business wear
- Sometimes it must be followed
- Word with monkey or minor
- Diamonds, e.g.
- Three-piece apparel
- Exec, slangily
- Legal action
- It may be strong or long
- Barron's reader, slangily
- Clubs or hearts
- Spades or clubs
- Office wear
- Spades, for example
- What the 13 circled things in this puzzle constitute
- Dressy attire for a man
- Any trump
- Sunday best, e.g.
- Corporate bigwig
- Corporate type
- "M*A*S*H" Emmy winner
- Rare sight on casual Friday
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Suit \Suit\ (s[=u]t), n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sect, Suite.]
The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.]
The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.
Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone.
The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end.
(Law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.
I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.
In England the several suits, or remedial instruments of justice, are distinguished into three kinds -- actions personal, real, and mixed.
That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw[=e]t.
Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw[=e]t.
A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes; a three-piece business suit. ``Two rogues in buckram suits.''
(Playing Cards) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, clubs, or diamonds; also, the members of each such suit held by a player in certain games, such as bridge; as, hearts were her long suit.
To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences.
Regular order; succession. [Obs.]
Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again.
Hence: (derived from def 7) Someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire; specifically, a person, such as business executive, or government official, who is apt to view a situation formalistically, bureaucratically, or according to formal procedural criteria; -- used derogatively for one who is inflexible, esp. when a more humanistic or imaginative approach would be appropriate. Out of suits, having no correspondence. [Obs.] --Shak. Suit and service (Feudal Law), the duty of feudatories to attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of peace, and in war to follow them and do military service; -- called also suit service. --Blackstone. Suit broker, one who made a trade of obtaining the suits of petitioners at court. [Obs.] Suit court (O. Eng. Law), the court in which tenants owe attendance to their lord. Suit covenant (O. Eng. Law), a covenant to sue at a certain court. Suit custom (Law), a service which is owed from time immemorial. Suit service. (Feudal Law) See Suit and service, above. To bring suit. (Law)
To bring secta, followers or witnesses, to prove the plaintiff's demand. [Obs.]
In modern usage, to institute an action. To follow suit.
(Card Playing) See under Follow, v. t.
To mimic the action of another person; to perform an action similar to what has preceded; as, when she walked in, John left the room and his wife followed suit. long suit
(Card Playing) the suit of which a player has the largest number of cards in his hand; as, his long suit was clubs, but his partner insisted on making hearts trumps.. Hence: [fig.] that quality or capability which is a person's best asset; as, we could see from the mess in his room that neatness was not his long suit.
. ``I think our strong suit is that we can score from both the perimeter and the post.''
--Bill Disbrow (basketball coach) 1998. ``Rigid ideological consistency has never been a strong suit of the Whole Earth Catalogue.''
--Bruce Sterling (The Hacker Crackdown, 1994)
Suit \Suit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suited; p. pr. & vb. n. Suiting.]
To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.
Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee.
To dress; to clothe. [Obs.]
So went he suited to his watery tomb.
To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
Suit \Suit\, v. i. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.
The place itself was suiting to his care.
Give me not an office
That suits with me so ill.
Syn: To agree; accord; comport; tally; correspond; match; answer.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, sute, also suete, suite, seute, "a band of followers; a retinue, company;" also "set of matching garments" worn by such persons, "matching livery or uniform;" hence " kind, sort; the same kind, a match;" also "pursuit, chase," and in law, "obligation (of a tenant) to attend court; attendance at court," from Anglo-French suit, siwete, from Old French suite, sieute "pursuit, act of following, hunt; retinue; assembly" (12c., Modern French suite), from Vulgar Latin *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).\n
\nLegal sense of "lawsuit; legal action" is from mid-14c. Meaning "the wooing of a woman" is from late 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from late 14c., also "matching material or fabric," from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "matched set of objects, number of objects of the same kind or pattern used together" is from late 14c., as is that of "row, series, sequence." Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also ultimately from the notion of livery. To follow suit (1670s) is from card-playing: "play a card of the same suit first played," hence, figuratively, "continue the conduct of a predecessor."
"be agreeable or convenient, fall in with the views of," 1570s, from suit (n.), perhaps from the notion of "join a retinue clad in like clothes." Earlier "seek out" (mid-15c.); "be becoming" (mid-14c.). Meaning "make agreeable or convenient" is from 1590s. Meaning "provide with clothes" is from 1570s; that of "dress oneself" is from 1590s; with up (adv.) from 1945. Expression suit yourself attested by 1851. Related: Suited; suiting.
n. A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers (also business suit or lounge suit), or a similar outfit for a woman. vb. 1 To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit. 2 (lb en said of clothes, hairstyle or other fashion item) To be suitable or apt for one's image. 3 To be appropriate or apt for. 4 (lb en most commonly used in the passive form) To dress; to clothe. 5 To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to fit one's taste. 6 (lb en intransitive) To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; — usually followed by ''to'', archaically also followed by ''with''.
a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit" [syn: suit of clothes]
playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line"
a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
be agreeable or acceptable; "This time suits me"
enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!" [syn: become]
Suit or suits may refer to:
- Suit (clothing), a set of clothing with matching pieces, including at least a coat and trousers
- Suit (cards), one of four groups into which a deck of cards is divided
- Suit (law), an action brought before a court to recover a right or redress a grievance
- Suits (TV series), a 2011 TV series on the USA Network
- Suit (album), a 2004 album by Nelly
- Suits (album), an album by Fish
- Suit (comics), a character in the Marvel universe
- An informal term for a government agent or corporate employee (i.e., someone whose work attire usually consists of suits).
- Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
In playing cards, a suit is one of several categories into which the cards of a deck are divided. Most often, each card bears one of several pips (symbols) showing to which suit it belongs; the suit may alternatively or additionally be indicated by the color printed on the card. The rank for each card is determined by the number of pips on it. Ranking indicates which cards within a suit are better, higher or more valuable than others, whereas there is no order between the suits unless defined in the rules of a specific card game. Unless playing with multiple decks, there is exactly one card of any given rank in any given suit. A deck may include special cards that belong to no suit, often called jokers.
In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits (also known as business suits when sober in colour and style), which originated in Britain as country wear, are the most common style of Western suit. Other types of suit still worn today are the dinner suit, part of black tie, which arose as a lounging alternative to dress coats in much the same way as the day lounge suit came to replace frock coats and morning coats; and, rarely worn today, the morning suit. This article discusses the lounge suit (including business suits), elements of informal dress code.
The variations in design, cut, and cloth, such as two- and three- piece, or single- and double- breasted, determine the social and work suitability of the garment. Often, suits are worn, as is traditional, with a collared shirt and necktie. Until around the 1960s, as with all men's clothes, a hat would have been also worn when the wearer was outdoors. Suits also come with different numbers of pieces: a two-piece suit has a jacket and the trousers; a three piece adds a waistcoat (known as a vest in North America); further pieces might include a flat cap made from the same cloth.
Originally, as with most clothes, a tailor made the suit from his client's selected cloth; these are now often known as bespoke suits. The suit was custom made to the measurements, taste, and style of the man. Since the Industrial Revolution, most suits are mass-produced, and, as such, are sold as ready-to-wear garments (though alteration by a tailor prior to wearing is common). Currently, suits are sold in roughly four ways:
- bespoke, in which the garment is custom-made by a tailor from a pattern created entirely from the customer's measurements, giving the best fit and free choice of fabric;
- made to measure, in which a pre-made pattern is modified to fit the customer, and a limited selection of options and fabrics is available;
- ready-to-wear or off-the-peg, which is sold ready to be tailored or finally as is;
- suit separates where jacket and trousers are sold separately, allowing a customer to choose the size that is best for them and limit the amount of alterations needed.
Suit is the fourth studio album by American rapper Nelly. It was intended to be released on August 17, 2004, before being delayed and released on September 13, 2004, by Universal Records. Production for the album was handled by several producers, including The Neptunes, Jazze Pha, Doe, AHM, Jayson "Koko" Bridges, Kuya Productions, Soulshock and Karlin, Ryan Bowser, Big Boi and Beat Bullies. Released in conjunction with Sweat, Nelly intended to release a single album before conceptualizing and releasing two albums simultaneously, both of which would contrast each other's themes. Nelly characterized Sweat as "more up-tempo" and "energetic" while describing Suit as more of "a grown-up and sexy vibe [...] it's more melodic".
The album produced three singles: " My Place", " Over and Over" and " 'N' Dey Say". Its lead single, "My Place", was a commercial success, topping the New Zealand, Australian and UK single charts, becoming Nelly's second number one on the former and latter charts. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Over and Over" featuring country singer Tim McGraw was also a success, peaking at number three on the Hot 100, and topping several charts worldwide, including the Irish, Australian and UK Singles Charts. "My Place" and "Over and Over" were certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of 500,000 and one million copies, respectively. Suit final single, "'N' Dey Say", achieved moderate chart success, peaking at number sixty-four on the Hot 100 and number six on the UK Singles Chart.
Suit was generally well received by music critics, who compared it with Sweat, praising both album's contrasting themes and musical content, though with some criticism also targeted towards their content, in regards to inconsistencies. Suit topped the US Billboard 200 chart in its opening week, selling 396,000 copies, becoming Nelly's third consecutive US number-one album. It went on to be certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of three million copies. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 47th Grammy Awards, losing to Kanye West's The College Dropout.
Usage examples of "suit".
According to his suit sensors, the spaces between the interlocking struts contained a thin molecular haze from the slowly ablating metal.
There were several women delegates and Ken made the most of their ablutions until he was distracted by the appearance of Karanja in a neat grey suit, an ingratiating grin on his face and his big ears standing out like sails.
Heart beating too fast, Abrim suited up and stepped into the personnel lock.
Kentucky might have been to accede to the proposition of General Polk, and which from his knowledge of the views of his own Government he was fully justified in offering, the State of Kentucky had no power, moral or physical, to prevent the United States Government from using her soil as best might suit its purposes in the war it was waging for the subjugation of the seceded States.
Sachs dressed in the white Tyvek suit and accessorized with rubber bands around her feet.
Both he and the actress concluded that Branicki had had a quarrel with her rival, and though she did not much care to place him in the number of her adorers, she yet gave him a good reception, for she knew it would be dangerous to despise his suit openly.
Court refused to take jurisdiction of a suit in equity brought by the United States to determine the navigability of the New and Kanawha Rivers on the ground that the jurisdiction in such suits is limited to cases and controversies and does not extend to the adjudication of mere differences of opinion between the officials of the two governments.
Also, in a suit to enforce double liability, brought in Rhode Island against a stockholder in a Kansas trust company, the courts of Rhode Island were held to be obligated to extend recognition to the statutes and court decisions of Kansas whereunder it is established that a Kansas judgment recovered by a creditor against the trust company is not only conclusive as to the liability of the corporation but also an adjudication binding each stockholder therein.
He took another look at the admin building and confirmed that the people moving around inside were in full protective suits.
In the opposing picket line, men and women of ordinary appearance were in the majority, though there was a noticeable admixture of men in biknis, and women in codpieced, translucent business suits.
Don Quixote entered those mountains his heart filled with joy, for it was a landscape that seemed suited to the adventures he was seeking.
Count Bunker, arrayed in a becoming suit of knickerbockers, and looking as fresh as if he had feasted last night on aerated water, who sat down to consume it.
He found his suit ready made and fitted afore he thought he was half measured.
Although a successor Sunni general almost certainly would not be as willing as Saddam to take risks, interpret reality to suit his needs, and pursue an expansive foreign policy based on aggression, it would still be tough to accept what would look like a Saddam clone.
For similar reasons, the requirements, without excluding other evidence, of a chemical analysis as a condition precedent to a suit to recover damages resulting to crops from allegedly deficient fertilizers is not deemed to be arbitrary or unreasonable.