kit

1 of 5

noun (1)

1
a(1)
: a collection of articles usually for personal use
a travel kit
(2)
: a set of tools or implements
a carpenter's kit
(3)
: a set of parts to be assembled or worked up
a model-airplane kit
(4)
: a packaged collection of related material
a convention kit
(5)
chiefly British : gear
run over to my billet and get some overnight kitLionel Shapiro
b
: a container for any of such sets or collections
2
: a group of persons or things
usually used in the phrase the whole kit and caboodle
3
dialectal British : a wooden tub

kit

2 of 5

verb

kitted; kitting

transitive verb

chiefly British
: equip, outfit
often used with up or out

kit

3 of 5

noun (2)

: a small narrow violin

kit

4 of 5

noun (3)

1
: kitten
2
: a young or undersized fur-bearing animal (such as a beaver, fox, or raccoon)
also : its pelt

kit

5 of 5

abbreviation

kitchen

Examples of kit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The dryer vent kit is a best-seller in its category, and over 20,000 shoppers have picked it up this month alone. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2024 An instructor handed out paintball guns and first aid kits and began battlefield simulations. Claire Harbage, NPR, 24 Feb. 2024 Be sure to include clothing for different weather conditions, a first aid kit, snacks, and drinks. Hilary Tetenbaum, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 To my teammates, the club workers, all the coaches, physical trainers, coordinators, executives, kit managers, medical staff and the fans for their unconditional support. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 23 Feb. 2024 That kit should include a battery or solar-powered radio, mobile device chargers, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food items, water, face coverings and a first-aid kit. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 Mayer, who works to distribute free naloxone kits, said the effort to save lives will only be partially finished if the bill becomes law. Jenna Barackman, Kansas City Star, 23 Feb. 2024 The state’s four electoral college votes are only 0.7% of the whole kit and kaboodle. Eli Amdur, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Prairie Moon Nursery offers native species, Easy Plant’s assortment comes in self-watering pots, and Horti sells plants a la cart in addition to via kits and subscriptions. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Feb. 2024
Verb
For those who like to kit their homes out with natural materials, most of Doma’s carpets are made using real wool and wool blends that look and feel high-quality. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2023 These include a 12-wing kit for $18, a 24-wing kit for $35, a steak and cheese grinder kit or sausage and peppers kit for two for $26, potato or sweet potato wedges for four for $10, six large chocolate chip cookies for $12 and a Corona margarita for $15. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 27 Jan. 2022 Spicewalla, founded by chef Meherwan Irani, is one of our favorite spice companies, and this 10-pack of Middle Eastern spices is an excellent way to kit out your kitchen. Bon Appétit, 22 June 2021 The Landing will even kit you out for a multi-day expedition lasting up to five nights. 7. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023 Read our Best iPad Accessories guide to kit it out. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2022 Choose from a wide variety of streaming services to kit it out. Brittany Vincent, BGR, 4 Feb. 2022 Within the celebrity-rich complex, just one penthouse remains unsold, and developer Ugo Colombo partnered with architect Alexis Cogul Lleonart, founder of Doo Architecture, to kit it out with fine Italian furnishings and premium finishes. Janice O'Leary, Robb Report, 16 May 2021 Secure a cool moon and clouds kit with balloons or glittery cardboard cloud cutouts to impress your peers. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, 1 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Verb

1919, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1520, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of kit was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near kit

Cite this Entry

“Kit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kit. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

kit

1 of 3 noun
1
a
: a collection of articles for personal use
a shaving kit
b
: a set of tools or supplies
a first-aid kit
c
: a set of parts to be put together
model-airplane kit
2
: a container (as a bag or case) for a kit
3
: a group of persons or things
used in the phrase the whole kit and caboodle

kit

2 of 3 noun
: a small narrow violin

kit

3 of 3 noun
1
: kitten
2
: a young or small fur-bearing animal (as a fox)
Etymology

Noun

Middle English kit "a wooden tub"

Noun

origin unknown

Noun

a shortened form of kitten

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