suit - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “suit”

See all translations

suit

verb [T]  us   /sut/

suit verb [T] (WORK WELL)

to be convenient or work well for someone or something: What time suits you best? The job of a salesman seems to suit him. To suit also means to make someone look more attractive: That new hairstyle really suits you – you look terrific.
Phrasal verbs

suit

noun [C]  us   /sut/

suit noun [C] (CLOTHES)

a set of clothes made of the same material and usually consisting of a jacket and pants or skirt A suit is also a set of clothes or a piece of clothing to be worn in a particular situation or for a particular activity: a bathing suit slang A suit is also someone in business, esp. when compared with an artist or ordinary worker: The network suits don’t care about the fans who show up at the ballpark.

suit noun [C] (LEGAL CASE)

a lawsuit : She brought a suit against the HMO for medical malpractice.

suit noun [C] (CARD TYPE)

any of the four types of cards in a set of playing cards, each having a different symbol printed on it: The four suits in a deck of cards are hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.
(Definition of suit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of suit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “suit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gale-force

(of winds) very strong

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More