Definition of suitor in English:

suitor

Syllabification: suit·or
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞otər
 
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noun

  • 1A man who pursues a relationship with a particular woman, with a view to marriage.
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    • Though the young duchess was only ten years of age, it would not be long before she would be receiving suitors and entertaining marriage proposals.
    • The weakest part of her performance comes in her relationship with the four suitors and in the delivery of the Rose Adagio and here it might be worth a comparison with Makarova herself.
    • As a result of the removal of romance from marriage, suitors are judged, not by their love for a woman, but by how well they can provide for her.
    Synonyms
    admirer, wooer, boyfriend, sweetheart, lover
    informal beau
    literary swain
  • 1.1A prospective buyer of a business or corporation.
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    • For prospective suitors keen to expand in Europe's largest economy, however, Commerz is sized just about right.
    • The bank found other prospective suitors, which ultimately jacked up the price.
    • The company had already met with suitors interested in a buyout or strategic partnership, but could not find a good match on price or philosophy.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'member of a retinue'): from Anglo-Norman French seutor, from Latin secutor, from sequi 'follow'.

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