- 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
Words nearby suit
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
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
Those services will remain untouched by the current suit, according to City Attorney spokesman Frank Manteljan.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Being dapper is all about attention to detail, like sporting a perfectly tucked handkerchief in your suit pocket.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to his suit, Carleton would rotate four new boys into his home every semester.
When you get the kind of discharge I had, they give you a suit and fifty dollars.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was trying to remember whether or not I'd put moth-balls in your winter suit.'The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He came back anon and dressed most scrupulously in a suit of lay clothing.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
Sweat poured from his forehead, and the suit ventilator whined as it picked up the extra moisture.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
She wore a dress which did not suit her; her hair was awkwardly arranged; there was a scowl on her brow.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
The truth is that Paine was too conservative to suit the leaders of the French Revolution.An Oration On The Life And Services Of Thomas Paine|Robert G. Ingersoll
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)