Meaning of suite


A suite (sounds like “sweet”) is a collection of matching things. It usually refers to rooms together, like when you get a suite at a fancy hotel. It can also be a set of furniture or a musical composition.

In housing terms, a suite is an apartment made up of connected rooms. If you ever stay at a hostel in France, make sure you get a room with the bathroom en suite, so you don’t have to share the one in the hallway. When the word first came into use, it meant “train of followers of attendants,” but don’t call your friends your suite or they’ll think you’re a snob.

Definitions of suite
  1. noun

    the group following and attending to some important person


    cortege, entourage, retinue

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    court, royal court

    the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
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    assemblage, gathering

    a group of persons together in one place

  2. noun

    a matching set of furniture

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    bedroom set, bedroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the bedroom
    diningroom set, diningroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the dining room
    livingroom set, livingroom suite

    a suite of furniture for the living room
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    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

  3. noun

    apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)



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    apartment, flat

    a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

  4. noun

    a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected

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    (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century
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    composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

    a musical work that has been created

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