noun Date: 1897 portable case designed to hold a traveler's clothing and personal articles

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  • suitcase — (n.) 1902, from SUIT (Cf. suit) (n.) + CASE (Cf. case) (n.2). Originally a case for holding a suit of clothes …   Etymology dictionary

  • suitcase — ► NOUN ▪ a case with a handle and a hinged lid, used for carrying clothes and other personal possessions …   English terms dictionary

  • suitcase — [so͞ot′kās΄] n. a travel case for clothes, etc., esp. a rectangular one that opens into two hinged compartments …   English World dictionary

  • suitcase — (also case) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, light ▪ open ▪ empty, full ▪ packed ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Suitcase — Suit|case 〈[sju:tkɛıs] m. od. n.; , s [ sız]〉 kleiner Handkoffer [engl.] * * * Suit|case [ sju:tkeɪs], das od. der; , u. s [engl. suitcase, aus: suit = Anzug, Kostüm u. case = Koffer]: kleiner Handkoffer. * * * Suit|case [ sju:tkeɪs], das od.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • suitcase — n. to pack; unpack a suitcase * * * [ s(j)uːtkeɪs] unpack a suitcase to pack …   Combinatory dictionary

  • suitcase — [[t]su͟ːtkeɪs[/t]] suitcases N COUNT A suitcase is a box or bag with a handle and a hard frame in which you carry your clothes when you are travelling. It did not take Andrew long to pack a suitcase …   English dictionary

  • suitcase */ — UK [ˈsuːtˌkeɪs] / US [ˈsutˌkeɪs] noun [countable] Word forms suitcase : singular suitcase plural suitcases a large container with flat sides and a handle used for carrying clothes and other things when you travel …   English dictionary

  • Suitcase — or leather that more or less keeps its shape. It has a carrying handle on one side and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. It opens on hinges like a door.Suitcases lock with keys or a combination.… …   Wikipedia

  • suitcase — 1. noun Large (usually rectangular) piece of luggage used for carrying clothes, and sometimes suits, when travelling. 2. verb To trade using samples in a suitcase …   Wiktionary

  • suitcase — Canadian Slang Case of twenty four cans of beer. The handle is located such that the case carries like a suitcase …   English dialects glossary

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