Definition of Suite

1. Noun. A musical composition of several movements only loosely connected.

Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Composition, Musical Composition, Opus, Piece, Piece Of Music
Specialized synonyms: Partita

2. Noun. Apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel).
Exact synonyms: Rooms
Generic synonyms: Apartment, Flat

3. Noun. The group following and attending to some important person.
Exact synonyms: Cortege, Entourage, Retinue
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Terms within: Bodyguard
Specialized synonyms: Court, Royal Court

4. Noun. A matching set of furniture.

Definition of Suite

1. n. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See Suit, n., 5.

Definition of Suite

1. Noun. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. ¹

2. Noun. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. ¹

3. Noun. A group of connected rooms, usually separable from other rooms by means of access. ¹

4. Noun. (music) a musical form, popular before the time of the sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. ¹

5. Noun. (music) an excerpt of instrumental music from a larger work that contains other elements besides the music; for example, the ''Nutcracker Suite'' is the music (but not the dancing) from the ballet ''The Nutcracker'', and the ''Carmen Suite'' is the instrumental music (but not the singing and dancing) from the opera ''Carmen''. ¹

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Definition of Suite

1. a series of things forming a unit [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Suite

suit of armour
suit of clothes
suit up
suite (current term)
suited and booted
suited up
suiting up

Literary usage of Suite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by George Grove, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"Sibelius, suite, 'Scenes Historiques,' 1st Violin Serenade ; Skilton, »Two Indian Dances; ... Prelude to Act II of 'Cyrano'; Foote, String suite in E, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"One suite of rooms receives the morning, and the other the midday and afternoon sun. ... The eastern suite of rooms begins with the Sala degli Arazzi, ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory (1891)
"This " suite de Lancelot" apparently met with no more success than the " suite de Merlin ... Strange to say, both the " suite de Merlin " and the " suite de ..."

4. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"Technology suite at the New York Chemists Club It will interest Tech men to know that chemists of New York have just completed a new club house on 41st ..."

5. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"It was so ordained by God that, while we were at dinner, these fellows, on the news that I was not travelling hi the Cardinal's suite, made preparation to ..."

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