Origin of suited
- 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)
- 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
Examples from the Web for suited
Contemporary Examples of suited
This suited state governments (especially conservative-led ones) just fine.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
December 7, 2014
So she began trying out the beds, but none of them suited her until she found that the seventh one was just right.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her
The Brothers Grimm
November 30, 2014
That suited us until the revelation of these alleged, awful crimes.Newsflash: Bill Cosby Is Not Cliff Huxtable
November 20, 2014
He believes people have cast him in a role for which he is not suited.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
Our… mail carts and mobile trash barrels would have suited them fine.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of suited
The only member of that household I could marry is not suited to my age.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Young Ried did not answer promptly; he had no answer ready that suited him.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
It suited his whim, and it did more than that: it gave him a chance to speak to her in his teasing way.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He suited the action to the word, and kissed her before she knew what was about to happen.In the Midst of Alarms
He had discovered Faust and used him when it suited his purpose.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
- to act in the same way as someone else
Word Origin for suit
c.1300, "attendance at court, the company attending," also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte "attendance, act of following," from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).
Meaning "application to a court for justice, lawsuit" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.
"be agreeable or convenient," 1570s, from suit (n.), probably from the notion of "provide with a set of new clothes."
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)