- 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)
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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
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Example sentences from the Web for suit
The question now is if more countries — like Oman and Sudan — will follow suit.Trump announces that Bahrain will normalize relations with Israel|Alex Ward|September 11, 2020|Vox
If that effort fails, the agency can then bring suit against the company.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Confirms a Pattern of Age Discrimination at IBM|by Peter Gosselin, special to ProPublica|September 11, 2020|ProPublica
Epic has filed a separate suit with similar claims against Google.Apple countersues Epic over ‘unlawful’ Fortnite payment system|Verne Kopytoff|September 8, 2020|Fortune
WNBA players have been leading on social justice issues for a while now, and once the NBA players decided not to play, it made sense that WNBA players would follow suit.
Three state attorneys general have filed suits related to recent changes in the postal service.USPS delays threaten women’s access to birth control|ehinchliffe|August 27, 2020|Fortune
San Francisco was the first city to pass one in 2006; since then, 14 other cities and three states have followed suit.
Eventually, DeCrow and Seidenberg filed suit against the East Village mainstay.
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
We meet in his study, where Hitchcock sits waiting, dressed in his black suit.
He had a tailor who ran up dozens of the same suit in different sizes to account for slight variations in his weight.
Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
He is what the bill wishes to make for us, a regular root doctor, and will suit the place exactly.
We had three long tables which Liszt arranged to suit himself, his own place being in the middle.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Not a dollar did he possess—not even did he have a suit of clothes any more, and wore every day his corduroys.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
When Dan put his tobacco back unbitten, it was always an infallible sign that something had gone in a way that did not suit him.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for suit
- 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 suit
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)