suitor


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suit·or

 (so͞o′tər)
n.
1. A man who is courting a woman.
2. A person who makes a petition or request.
3. Law A person who sues in court; a plaintiff; a petitioner.
4. A person or entity trying to acquire a controlling interest in a company, as by purchasing sufficient shares of its stock.

[Middle English, plaintiff, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin secūtor, follower, from secūtus, past participle of sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

suitor

(ˈsuːtə; ˈsjuːt-)
n
1. a man who courts a woman; wooer
2. (Law) law a person who brings a suit in a court of law; plaintiff
3. rare a person who makes a request or appeal for anything
[C13: from Anglo-Norman suter, from Latin secūtor follower, from sequī to follow]

suit•or

(ˈsu tər)

n.
1. a man who courts or woos a woman.
2. Law. a petitioner or plaintiff.
3. a person who sues or petitions for anything.
4. an individual or company that seeks to buy another company.
[1250–1300; Middle English s(e)utor, suitour < Anglo-French < Latin secūtor <sequi to follow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suitor - a man who courts a womansuitor - a man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the princess"
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
prince charming - a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved

suitor

noun
1. (Old-fashioned) admirer, young man, beau, follower (obsolete), swain (archaic), wooer My mother had a suitor who adored her.
2. bidder, customer, candidate, applicant The company was making little progress in trying to find a suitor.

suitor

noun
1. A man who courts a woman:
2. One that asks a higher authority for something, as a favor or redress:
3. One who humbly entreats:
Translations
مُتَقَدِّم بِطَلَب الزَّواج
ctitel
frier
kérõ
biîill
âşıkbir kıza talip olan erkek

suitor

[ˈsuːtəʳ] N
1. (= lover) → pretendiente m
2. (Jur) → demandante mf

suitor

[ˈsuːtər] nsoupirant m, prétendant m

suitor

n
(old, of woman) → Freier m (old), → Verehrer m
(Jur) → Kläger(in) m(f)
(Econ) → Übernahmeinteressent m

suitor

[ˈsuːtəʳ] ncorteggiatore m, spasimante m

suit

(suːt) noun
1. a set of clothes usually all of the same cloth etc, made to be worn together, eg a jacket, trousers (and waistcoat) for a man, or a jacket and skirt or trousers for a woman.
2. a piece of clothing for a particular purpose. a bathing-suit / diving-suit.
3. a case in a law court. He won/lost his suit.
4. an old word for a formal request, eg a proposal of marriage to a lady.
5. one of the four sets of playing-cards – spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs.
verb
1. to satisfy the needs of, or be convenient for. The arrangements did not suit us; The climate suits me very well.
2. (of clothes, styles, fashions etc) to be right or appropriate for. Long hair suits her; That dress doen't suit her.
3. to adjust or make appropriate or suitable. He suited his speech to his audience.
ˈsuited adjective
(negative unsuited) fitted, or appropriate (to or for). I don't think he's suited to/for this work.
ˈsuitor noun
an old word for a man who tries to gain the love of a woman.
ˈsuitcase noun
a case with flat sides for clothes etc, used by a person when travelling. He hastily packed his (clothes in his) suitcase.
follow suit
to do just as someone else has done. He went to bed and I followed suit.
suit down to the ground
(of eg an arrangement, fashion etc) to suit (a person) completely. The dress suits her down to the ground.
suit oneself
to do what one wants to do.
References in classic literature ?
And as for her own rejected suitor, Fairfax Munroe, except for a kind of grave and proper motherliness about his protecting manner, he absolutely was the most indistinctive of them all.
Sam approached with as good a determination to pay court as did ever suitor after a vacant place at St.
Paul Hoch, young neighbor, suitor for Gretchen's hand--ostensibly; he really wants the manure.
She had not thought her old friend could have made so indifferent a suitor.
I would advise her blackaviced suitor to look out: if another comes, with a longer or clearer rent-roll,--he's dished--"
Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
Altogether, I have never, on any occasion, made one at such a cosey, dosey, old-fashioned, time-forgotten, sleepy-headed little family-party in all my life; and I felt it would be quite a soothing opiate to belong to it in any character - except perhaps as a suitor.
The suitor, kissing the hem of the garment again before relinquishing it, replied, "Habraham Latharuth, on thuthpithion of plate.
I'm afraid I should never do as a novelist, for I should waste all my time with the heroine; whereas the true novelist is expected to pay as much attention to the heroine's parents as though he were a suitor for her hand.
Athelstane coloured deeply, for such had been his own fate on the last day of the tournament; while Rowena, who was pleased in the same proportion, as if to make amends for the brutal jest of her unfeeling suitor, requested Rebecca to ride by her side.
Every evening, after the company had left her, she thought of her lost youth, her faded bloom, the hopes of thwarted nature; and, all the while immolating her passions at the feet of the Cross (like poems condemned to stay in a desk), she resolved firmly that if, by chance, any suitor presented himself, to subject him to no tests, but to accept him at once for whatever he might be.
It all began with my hearing a strange rumour from Thedora--namely, that an unworthy suitor had been to visit you, and had insulted you with an improper proposal.