kit

noun (1)
\ˈkit \

Definition of kit 

(Entry 1 of 5)

1a(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 kit— Lionel 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

verb
kitted; kitting

Definition of kit (Entry 2 of 5)

transitive verb

chiefly British

: equip, outfit often used with up or out

kit

noun (2)

Definition of kit (Entry 3 of 5)

: a small narrow violin

kit

noun (3)

Definition of kit (Entry 4 of 5)

1 : kitten

2 : a young or undersized fur-bearing animal also : its pelt

Definition of kit (Entry 5 of 5)

kitchen

First Known Use of kit

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

History and Etymology for kit

Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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kiswa

Kiswahili

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kitab

kitabi

Kitakyushu

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kit

noun
\ˈkit \

Kids Definition of kit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a set of articles for personal use a travel kit

2 : a set of tools or supplies a first-aid kit

3 : a set of parts to be put together a model-airplane kit

kit

noun

Kids Definition of kit (Entry 2 of 2)

: a young fur-bearing animal a fox kit

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