- one of the four sets or classes (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs) into which a common deck of playing cards is divided.
- the aggregate of cards belonging to one of these sets held in a player's hand at one time: Spades were his long suit.
- one of various sets or classes into which less common decks of cards are divided, as lances, hammers, etc., found in certain decks formerly used or used in fortune telling.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby suit
Idioms for suit
- Cards. to play a card of the same suit as that led.
- to follow the example of another: The girl jumped over the fence, and her playmates followed suit.
Origin of suit
OTHER WORDS FROM suit
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH suitsuit suite
Examples from the Web for countersuit
Beyond the yah-boo of suit and countersuit, both cases could prove embarrassing for the United States.
Jay Z then filed a countersuit, claiming Kelly was the one responsible for the canceled tour.Why Has the Public Forgiven R. Kelly for His Sordid, Predatory Past?|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The countersuit contended that the federal government failed to enforce immigration policy.
Dominique Nabokov saw them at an exhibit and filed a lawsuit, but ultimately lost in the countersuit.
Of course, as these things go, a lawsuit and countersuit followed.
British Dictionary definitions for countersuit (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for countersuit (2 of 2)
- to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
- to act in the same way as someone else
Derived forms of suitsuitlike, adjective
Word Origin for suit
Idioms and Phrases with countersuit
In addition to the idioms beginning with suit
- suit down to the ground
- suit oneself
- suit up
- birthday suit
- empty suit
- follow suit
- long suit
- strong point (suit)