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{adj: best} (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
"the best film of the year"
"the best solution"
"the best time for planting"
"wore his best suit"
<-> worst



{adj: better} (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another
"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"
"a better coat"
"a better type of car"
"a suit with a better fit"
"a better chance of success"
"produced a better mousetrap"
"she's better in math than in history"
<-> worse

{adj: blistering, hot, red-hot} very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"
"a blistering pace"
"got off to a hot start"
"in hot pursuit"
"a red-hot line drive"

{adj: dissipated, betting, card-playing, sporting} preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
"led a dissipated life"
"a betting man"
"a card-playing son of a bitch"
"a gambling fool"
"sporting gents and their ladies"

{adj: fine} characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
"fine wine"
"looking fine in her Easter suit"
"a fine gentleman"
"fine china and crystal"
"a fine violinist"
"the fine hand of a master"

{adj: grey, gray, greyish, grayish} of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black
"the little grey cells"
"gray flannel suit"
"a man with greyish hair"

{adj: overeager} excessively eager
"overeager in his pursuit of the girl"

{adj: somber, sombre, melancholy} grave or even gloomy in character
"solemn and mournful music"
"a suit of somber black"
"a somber mood"


{adv: haphazard, haphazardly} without care; in a slapdash manner
"the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"

{n: Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, boodle, stops} a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card

{n: National Institutes of Health, NIH} an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government

{n: Pleiades} (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

{n: anti-G suit, G suit} worn by fliers and astronauts to counteract the forces of gravity and acceleration

{n: biohazard suit} a loose one-piece garment worn to protect the wearer against dangerous biological or chemical agents

{n: blade} something long and thin resembling a blade of grass
"a blade of lint on his suit"

{n: class action, class-action suit} a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group

{n: diving suit, diving dress} a weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers

{n: fantan, sevens, parliament} a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards

{n: gag order} a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
"imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment"

{n: garnishment} a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

{n: gym suit} clothes prescribed for wear while participating in gymnastic exercise

{n: hedonism} an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

{n: jump suit, jumpsuit} one-piece garment fashioned after a parachutist's uniform

{n: leotard, unitard, body suit, cat suit} a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance

{n: pastime, interest, pursuit} a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
"sailing is her favorite pastime"
"his main pastime is gambling"
"he counts reading among his interests"
"they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

{n: pinochle, pinocle, penuchle, bezique} a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist

{n: pressure suit} protective garment consisting of an inflatable suit for space or high altitude flying

{n: romper, romper suit} a one-piece garment for children to wear at play; the lower part is shaped like bloomers

{n: ruff, trumping} (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit

{n: sovereign immunity} an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent
"the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"

{n: suit, suit of clothes} a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
"they buried him in his best suit"

{n: sunsuit} a child's garment consisting of a brief top and shorts

{n: sweat suit, sweatsuit, sweats, workout suit} garment consisting of sweat pants and a sweatshirt

{n: swimsuit, swimwear, bathing suit, swimming costume, bathing costume} tight fitting garment worn for swimming

{n: wet suit} a close-fitting garment made of a permeable material; worn in cold water (as by skin divers) to retain body heat

{n: wild-goose chase} the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable

{v: gall, irk} irritate or vex
"It galls me that we lost the suit"

{v: wear, put on, get into, don, assume} put clothing on one's body
"What should I wear today?"
"He put on his best suit for the wedding"
"The princess donned a long blue dress"
"The queen assumed the stately robes"
"He got into his jeans"


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