Suitor
Suitor Suit"or, n. 1. One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant. [1913 Webster]

She hath been a suitor to me for her brother. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. (a) (Law) One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc. (b) (O. Eng. Law) One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • suitor — UK US /ˈsuːtər/ noun [C] FINANCE ► a company that wants to buy another company: a suitor for sth »A German private equity firm is understood to be one of the suitors for the company. »Likely suitors include utilities and independent oil and gas… …   Financial and business terms

  • suitor — (n.) late 14c., follower, disciple, from Anglo Fr. seutor or directly from L.L. secutor, from pp. stem of sequi to follow (see SUIT (Cf. suit) (n.)). Meaning one who seeks (a woman) in marriage is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • suitor — meaning ‘a man seeking to marry a (particular) woman’, is spelt or, not er …   Modern English usage

  • suitor — [n] person who desires another admirer, beau, boyfriend, cavalier*, courter, date, follower, girlfriend, lover, man, paramour, supplicant, swain, woman, wooer; concept 423 …   New thesaurus

  • suitor — ► NOUN 1) a man who pursues a relationship with a woman with a view to marriage. 2) a prospective buyer of a business or corporation …   English terms dictionary

  • suitor — [so͞ot′ər] n. [ME sutere < Anglo Fr seutor < L secutor < secutus, pp. of sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. a person who requests, petitions, or entreats 2. a person who sues at law 3. a man courting or wooing a woman 4. a corporation,… …   English World dictionary

  • suitor — [[t]su͟ːtə(r)[/t]] suitors 1) N COUNT A woman s suitor is a man who wants to marry her. [OLD FASHIONED] My mother had a suitor who adored her. 2) N COUNT A suitor is a company or organization that wants to buy another company. The company was… …   English dictionary

  • suitor — UK [ˈsuːtə(r)] / US [ˈsutər] noun [countable] Word forms suitor : singular suitor plural suitors 1) old fashioned a man who wants to get married to a particular woman 2) mainly journalism a company that wants to buy another company …   English dictionary

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