suit ( suits plural & 3rd person present) ( suiting present participle) ( suited past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A man's suit consists of a jacket, trousers, and sometimes a waistcoat, all made from the same fabric.
...a dark pin-striped business suit., ...a smart suit and tie.
2 n-count A woman's suit consists of a jacket and skirt, or sometimes trousers, made from the same fabric.
I was wearing my tweed suit.
3 n-count A particular type of suit is a piece of clothing that you wear for a particular activity.
...a completely revolutionary atmospheric diving suit.
4 verb If something suits you, it is convenient for you or is the best thing for you in the circumstances.
They will only release information if it suits them... V n
They should be able to find you the best package to suit your needs. V n
5 verb If something suits you, you like it.
I don't think a sedentary life would altogether suit me. V n
6 verb If a piece of clothing or a particular style or colour suits you, it makes you look attractive.
Green suits you. V n
7 verb If you suityourself, you do something just because you want to do it, without bothering to consider other people.
These large institutions make<endash>and change<endash>the rules to suit themselves... V pron-refl
He made a dismissive gesture. `Suit yourself.' V pron-refl
8 n-count In a court of law, a suit is a case in which someone tries to get a legal decision against a person or company, often so that the person or company will have to pay them money for having done something wrong to them.
Up to 2,000 former employees have filed personal injury suits against the company...
In American English, you can say that someone files or bringssuitagainst another person., n-uncount
One insurance company has already filed suit against the city of Chicago.
9 n-count A suit is one of the four types of card in a set of playing cards. These are hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades.
11 If people follow suit, they do the same thing that someone else has just done.
follow suit phrase V inflects Efforts to persuade the remainder to follow suit have continued.
bathing suit ( bathing suits plural ) A bathing suit is a piece of clothing which people wear when they go swimming. n-count
birthday suit ( birthday suits plural ) If you are in your birthday suit, you are not wearing any clothes.
INFORMAL, HUMOROUS or OLD-FASHIONED n-count poss N
boiler suit ( boiler suits plural ) A boiler suit consists of a single piece of clothing that combines trousers and a jacket. You wear it over your clothes in order to protect them from dirt while you are working.
in AM, use overalls
paternity suit ( paternity suits plural ) If a woman starts or takes out a paternity suit, she asks a court of law to help her to prove that a particular man is the father of her child, often in order to claim financial support from him. n-count
safari suit ( safari suits plural ) A safari suit is a casual suit made from a light-coloured material such as linen or cotton. Safari suits are usually worn in hot weather. n-count
shell suit ( shell suits plural ) , shell-suit A shell suit is a casual suit which is made of thin nylon. n-count
...someone in a shell suit from Stirchley.
space suit ( space suits plural ) , spacesuit A space suit is a special protective suit that is worn by astronauts in space. n-count
trouser suit ( trouser suits plural ) A trouser suit is women's clothing consisting of a pair of trousers and a jacket which are made from the same material.
in AM, use pantsuit, pants suit
union suit ( union suits plural ) A union suit is a piece of underwear, worn by men or boys, that covers the body and legs.
wet suit ( wet suits plural ) , wetsuit A wet suit is a close-fitting rubber suit which an underwater swimmer wears in order to keep their body warm. n-count