Translation of "suit" - English-German dictionary


noun /suːt/

a set of clothes usually all of the same cloth etc, made to be worn together, eg a jacket, trousers (and waistcoat) for a man, or a jacket and skirt or trousers for a woman.

das Kostüm
a tailored suit.

a piece of clothing for a particular purpose

der Prozeß
a bathing suit / diving suit.

a case in a law court

der Antrag
He won/lost his suit.

an old word for a formal request, eg a proposal of marriage to a lady.

die Werbung

one of the four sets of playing-cards – spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs.

die Farbe
suited adjective

(negative unsuited) fitted, or appropriate (to or for)

I don’t think he’s suited to/for this work.
suitor noun

an old word for a man who tries to gain the love of a woman

der Freier
She had a number of suitors vying for her attention.
suitcase noun

a case with flat sides for clothes etc, used by a person when travelling

der (Hand)Koffer
He hastily packed his (clothes in his) suitcase.
follow suit

to do just as someone else has done

einem Beispiel folgen
He went to bed and I followed suit.
suit down to the ground

(of eg an arrangement, fashion etc) to suit (a person) completely

The dress suits her down to the ground.
suit oneself

to do what one wants to do

nach Belieben handeln
’Do you want to come with us to the beach?’ ’No, thanks.’ ’Oh well, suit yourself!’

(Translation of “suit” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)