suit NOUN 1) a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and designed to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt. 2) a set of clothes for a particular activity. 3) any of the sets into which a pack of playing cards is divided (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs). 4) a lawsuit. 5) informal a high-ranking business executive. 6) the process of trying to win a woman's affection with a view to marriage. 7) literary a petition or entreaty made to a person in authority.
VERB 1) be convenient for or acceptable to. 2) go well with or enhance the features, figure, or character of. 3) (suit oneself) act entirely according to one's own wishes. 4) (suited) appropriate or fitting.
suit down to the ground — Cf. ↑suit down to the ground
DERIVATIVES suiting noun.
ORIGIN Old French siwte, from Latin sequi 'follow' .

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