suite
noun Etymology: French, from Old French siute, suite — more at suit Date: 1673 1. retinue; especially the personal staff accompanying a ruler, diplomat, or dignitary on official business 2. a group of things forming a unit or constituting a collection ; set: as a. a group of rooms occupied as a unit b. (1) a 17th and 18th century instrumental musical form consisting of a series of dances in the same or related keys (2) a modern instrumental composition in several movements of different character (3) a long orchestral concert arrangement in suite form of material drawn from a longer work (as a ballet) c. a collection of minerals or rocks having some characteristic in common (as type or origin) d. a set of matched furniture e. a set of computer programs designed to work together and usually sold as a single unit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of attendants), , , , / (particularly of apartments), , ,


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  • suite — Suite. s. f. Collectif. Ceux qui suivent, ceux qui vont aprés. On le laissa passer, & on ferma la porte à toute sa suite. Suite, signifie aussi, Ceux qui accompagnent quelqu un par honneur, qui sont autour de luy, devant ou aprés luy pour luy… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • suite — [swiːt] noun [countable] 1. a set of rooms, especially expensive ones in a hotel or an office building: • a hotel suite • The firm has a suite of offices on the second floor. 2. COMPUTING a group of related computer programs that work together …   Financial and business terms

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  • Suite — Suite, n. [F. See {Suit}, n.] 1. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See {Suit}, n., 5. [1913 Webster] 2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suite — [ swit ] noun count ** 1. ) a set of rooms: a seven room penthouse suite the hotel s honeymoon suite a second floor suite of offices => EN SUITE 2. ) a set of matching pieces of furniture 3. ) COMPUTING a set of computer programs: a suite of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • suite — [swi:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(rooms)¦ 2¦(furniture)¦ 3¦(computers)¦ 4¦(music)¦ 5¦(politics)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Old French siute; SUIT1] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Suite — Sf Zimmerflucht, Komposition aus nur lose gefügten Sätzen per. Wortschatz fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. suite, eigentlich Folge , dieses aus vor rom. * sequita, zu l. sequī folgen .    Ebenso nndl. suite, ne. suite, nschw. svit,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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