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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
2: apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel) [syn: suite, rooms]
3: the group following and attending to some important person [syn: cortege, retinue, suite, entourage]
4: a matching set of furniture

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a set of things belonging together, esp.: a a set of rooms in a hotel etc. b a sofa, armchairs, etc., of the same design. 2 Mus. a a set of instrumental compositions, orig. in dance style, to be played in succession. b a set of selected pieces from an opera, musical, etc., arranged to be played as one instrumental work. 3 a set of people in attendance; a retinue. Etymology: F (as SUIT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or clessed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. See Suit, n., 6. Mr. Barnard took one of the candles that stood upon the king's table, and lighted his majesty through a suite of rooms till they came to a private door into the library. --Boswell. 3. (Mus.) One of the old musical forms, before the time of the more compact sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. Some composers of the present day affect the suite form.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(suites) 1. A suite is a set of rooms in a hotel or other building. They had a fabulous time during their week in a suite at the Paris Hilton. ...a new suite of offices. N-COUNT see also en suite 2. A suite is a set of matching armchairs and a sofa. ...a three-piece suite. N-COUNT 3. A bathroom suite is a matching bath, washbasin, and toilet. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Train (of attendants), staff, retinue, followers, cortège. 2. Set (particularly of apartments), series, collection, suit.

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