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suit
  • noun
    A set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt. (a pinstriped suit)
    Any of the sets distinguished by their pictorial symbols into which a deck of playing cards is divided, in conventional decks comprising spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. (The classic order of suits is hearts above diamonds, and spades above clubs.)
    short for lawsuit (Ads designed to assemble litigants for class action suits represent an explosive area of growth in legal advertising.)
    The process of trying to win a woman's affection with a view to marriage. (he could not compete with John's charms in Marian's eyes and his suit came to nothing)
    A complete set of sails required for a ship or for a set of spars. (they went ashore and changed to another suit of sails)
    verb
    Be convenient for or acceptable to. (the apartment has two bedrooms—if it suits, you can have one of them)
    Go well with or enhance the features, figure, or character of (someone) (the dress didn't suit her)
    Put on clothes, especially for a particular activity. (I suited up and entered the water)

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