Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “suit”

See all translations

suit

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)
geeignet
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
passen
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!’
(Definition of suit from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “suit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More