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Suit or suits may refer to:

suit n 1: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" [syn: {lawsuit}, {case}, {cause}, {causa}] 2: a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit" [syn: {suit of clothes}] 3: playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?" 4: a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line" 5: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship" [syn: {courtship}, {wooing}, {courting}] 6: a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank v 1: be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs" [syn: {accommodate}, {fit}] 2: be agreeable or acceptable; "This time suits me" 3: accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!" [syn: {befit}, {beseem}] 4: enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!" [syn: {become}]

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suit n. 1. Ugly and uncomfortable `business clothing' often worn by non-hackers. Invariably worn with a `tie', a strangulation device that partially cuts off the blood supply to the brain. It is thought that this explains much about the behavior of suit-wearers. Compare {droid}. 2. A person who habitually wears suits, as distinct from a techie or hacker. See {pointy-haired}, {burble}, {management}, {Stupids}, {SNAFU principle}, {PHB}, and {brain-damaged}.

Suit \Suit\, v. i. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to. [1913 Webster] The place itself was suiting to his care. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: To agree; accord; comport; tally; correspond; match; answer. [1913 Webster]

Suit \Suit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suiting}.] 1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit. [1913 Webster] Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. To dress; to clothe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] So went he suited to his watery tomb. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste. [1913 Webster]

Suit \Suit\ (s[=u]t), n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Sect}, {Suite}.] 1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor. [1913 Webster] Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship. [1913 Webster] Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery. [1913 Webster] I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In England the several suits, or remedial instruments of justice, are distinguished into three kinds -- actions personal, real, and mixed. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 5. That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written {suite}, and pronounced sw[=e]t. [1913 Webster] 6. Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written {suite}, and pronounced sw[=e]t. [1913 Webster] 7. A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes; a three-piece business suit. ``Two rogues in buckram suits.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC] 8. (Playing Cards) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, clubs, or diamonds; also, the members of each such suit held by a player in certain games, such as bridge; as, hearts were her long suit. [1913 Webster] To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 9. Regular order; succession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 10. Hence: (derived from def 7) Someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire; specifically, a person, such as business executive, or government official, who is apt to view a situation formalistically, bureaucratically, or according to formal procedural criteria; -- used derogatively for one who is inflexible, esp. when a more humanistic or imaginative approach would be appropriate. [1913 Webster] {Out of suits}, having no correspondence. [Obs.] --Shak. {Suit and service} (Feudal Law), the duty of feudatories to attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of peace, and in war to follow them and do military service; -- called also {suit service}. --Blackstone. {Suit broker}, one who made a trade of obtaining the suits of petitioners at court. [Obs.] {Suit court} (O. Eng. Law), the court in which tenants owe attendance to their lord. {Suit covenant} (O. Eng. Law), a covenant to sue at a certain court. {Suit custom} (Law), a service which is owed from time immemorial. {Suit service}. (Feudal Law) See {Suit and service}, above. {To bring suit}. (Law) (a) To bring secta, followers or witnesses, to prove the plaintiff's demand. [Obs.] (b) In modern usage, to institute an action. {To follow suit}. (a) (Card Playing) See under {Follow}, v. t. (b) To mimic the action of another person; to perform an action similar to what has preceded; as, when she walked in, John left the room and his wife followed suit. {long suit} (a) (Card Playing) the suit[8] of which a player has the largest number of cards in his hand; as, his long suit was clubs, but his partner insisted on making hearts trumps.. Hence: [fig.] that quality or capability which is a person's best asset; as, we could see from the mess in his room that neatness was not his long suit. {strong suit} same as {long suit}, (b) . ``I think our strong suit is that we can score from both the perimeter and the post.'' --Bill Disbrow (basketball coach) 1998. ``Rigid ideological consistency has never been a strong suit of the Whole Earth Catalogue.'' --Bruce Sterling (The Hacker Crackdown, 1994) [1913 Webster +PJC]

suit 1. Ugly and uncomfortable "business clothing" often worn by non-hackers. Invariably worn with a "tie", a strangulation device that partially cuts off the blood supply to the brain. It is thought that this explains much about the behaviour of suit-wearers. 2. A person who habitually wears suits, as distinct from a techie or hacker. See {loser}, {burble}, {management}, {Stupids}, {SNAFU principle}, and {brain-damaged}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-07-01)


A tuxedo (American English) or dinner suit or dinner jacket (British English) is a semi-formal evening suit distinguished primarily by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket’s lapels and buttons and a similar stripe along the outseam of the trousers.

tuxedo n : semiformal evening dress for men [syn: {dinner jacket}, {tux}, {black tie}]

Tuxedo \Tux*e"do\, Tuxedo coat \Tux*e"do coat`\, n. 1. A kind of black jacket for semiformal evening dress made without tails, usually of black or dark blue color and having satin or grosgrain facing on the lapels; -- so named after a fashionable country club at Tuxedo Park, New York. [U. S.] --[RHUD] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. The complete semiformal evening suit, including the tuxedo jacket, matching trousers, and black bow tie, and usually including a cummerbund; -- the style of shirt worn with this suit varies, and the outfit may include a dickey. --[RHUD] [PJC]

Tuxedo {Cross-platform} distributed {transaction monitor} {middleware} marketed by {BEA systems}. Tuxedo supports the production of {scalable} {client-server} applications and the coordination of {transactions} spanning heterogeneous {databases}, {operating systems}, and {hardware}. {BEA Home (http://www.beasys.com/)}. [Connection with {Novell, Inc.}?] (2003-01-08)

Data Sources:

  • suit: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • suit: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • suit: Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001)
  • suit: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • suit: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • suit: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • suit: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • tuxedo: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • tuxedo: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tuxedo: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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