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Definition of "suitor" [suit•or]

  • A man who is courting a woman. (noun)
  • A person who makes a petition or request. (noun)
  • Law A person who sues in court; a plaintiff; a petitioner. (noun)
  • A person or group seeking to purchase controlling interest in a company. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suitor" in a sentence
  • "Review: Forgetting the fact that the "suitor" is actually the girl's cousin and that the girl is fifteen years old - because that whole thing's a little creepy - this hardly qualifies as a time travel story just because two captains travel around the world in opposite directions so that each is one calendar day off from local time."
  • "She called her suitor “Isidore:” this, however, she intimated was not his real name, but one by which it pleased her to baptize him — his own, she hinted, not being"
  • "He asked her why she did not accept the titled suitor and she replied that titles had no attraction for her, that her mind was made up; there was somebody she liked very much, he might ask her to be his wife some day and she would wait."