In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits, which originated in Britain as country wear, are the most common style of Western suit. Other types of suit still worn today are the dinner suit, part of black tie, which arose as a lounging alternative to dress coats in much the same way as the day lounge suit came to replace frock coats and morning coats; and, rarely worn today, the morning suit. This article discusses the lounge suit, elements of informal dress code.

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  1. A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers (also business suit or lounge suit), or a similar outfit for a woman.
  2. A single garment that covers the whole body: space suit, boiler suit, protective suit.
  3. A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
  4. A full set of armour.
  5. The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.
  6. The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
  7. Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
    Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. —.
  8. The full set of sails required for a ship.
  9. Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic and French playing cards.
    To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. — .
  10. Regular order; succession.
    Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again. — .
  11. The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
    Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone. — .
  12. A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
  13. A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)


  1. To make proper or suitable; to adapt or fit.
  2. To be suitable or apt for one's image.
  3. To be appropriate or apt for.
    Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.
  4. To dress; to clothe.
  5. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to fit one's taste.
  6. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; — usually followed by to, archaically also followed by with.

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