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1outfit

noun out·fit \ˈat-ˌfit\

: a set of clothes that are worn together

: a group of people working together in the same activity

Full Definition of OUTFIT

1
:  the act of fitting out or equipping (as for a voyage or expedition)
2
a :  a set of tools or equipment especially for the practice of a trade
b :  a clothing ensemble often for a special occasion or activity
c :  physical, mental, or moral endowments or resources
3
:  a group that works as a team :  organization; especially :  a military unit

Examples of OUTFIT

  1. She bought a new outfit for the party.
  2. <the restaurant provides its waitstaff with themed outfits>

First Known Use of OUTFIT

circa 1769

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

2outfit

verb

: to provide (someone or something) with equipment or clothes especially for a special purpose

out·fit·tedout·fit·ting

Full Definition of OUTFIT

transitive verb
1
:  to furnish with an outfit
2
:  supply <outfitting every family with shoes — American Guide Series: Vermont>
intransitive verb
:  to acquire an outfit

Examples of OUTFIT

  1. The company outfitted us with food and supplies.
  2. <outfitted the scuba instructors handsomely with all new gear>

First Known Use of OUTFIT

1847

Synonym Discussion of OUTFIT

furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accoutre mean to supply one with what is needed. furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function <a sparsely furnished apartment>. equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use <a fully equipped kitchen>. outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation <outfitted the family for a ski trip>. appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings <a lavishly appointed apartment>. accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity <fully accoutred members of a polar expedition>.
OUTFIT Defined for Kids

1outfit

noun out·fit \ˈat-ˌfit\

Definition of OUTFIT for Kids

1
:  a set of clothing worn together <… she always wears the same kind of outfit: jeans, a turtleneck, a sweater, and running shoes. — Ann M. Martin, Claudia and the Sad Good-bye>
2
:  the equipment for a special use <a camping outfit>
3
:  a group of persons working together or associated in the same activity <I'm working for a landscaping outfit.>

2outfit

verb
out·fit·tedout·fit·ting

Definition of OUTFIT for Kids

:  to supply with equipment for a special purpose :  equip <Parents need to outfit children for school.>
out·fit·ter noun

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