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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suite  \Suite\,  n.  [F.  See  {Suit},  n.] 
  1.  A  retinue  or  company  of  attendants,  as  of  a  distinguished 
  personage;  as  the  suite  of  an  ambassador.  See  {Suit},  n., 
  2.  A  connected  series  or  succession  of  objects;  a  number  of 
  things  used  or  clessed  together;  a  set  as  a  suite  of 
  rooms  a  suite  of  minerals.  See  {Suit},  n.,  6. 
  Mr  Barnard  took  one  of  the  candles  that  stood  upon 
  the  king's  table,  and  lighted  his  majesty  through  a 
  suite  of  rooms  till  they  came  to  a  private  door  into 
  the  library.  --Boswell. 
  3.  (Mus.)  One  of  the  old  musical  forms,  before  the  time  of 
  the  more  compact  sonata,  consisting  of  a  string  or  series 
  of  pieces  all  in  the  same  key,  mostly  in  various  dance 
  rhythms,  with  sometimes  an  elaborate  prelude.  Some 
  composers  of  the  present  day  affect  the  suite  form 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  musical  composition  of  several  movements  only  loosely 
  2:  a  series  of  connected  rooms  used  as  a  living  unit  [syn:  {rooms}] 
  3:  the  group  following  and  attending  to  some  important  person 
  [syn:  {cortege},  {retinue},  {entourage}] 
  4:  a  matching  set  of  furniture 

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