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

Noun (1) soldiers were dispatched to get their kit Verb go see the quartermaster to be kitted out in your new uniforms
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Her makeup featured a refined look with bold brows, a pop of red lip and even some subtle blue eye shadow to complement her tennis kit. Julia Teti, WWD, 18 July 2024 Trending on Billboard Announced last month, Puma’s partnership with Rosé centers around the clothing brand’s catalog of silhouettes, and sees the pop star introduce its classic kit to a new generation. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 18 July 2024
Verb
To put this into context: Mizrahi is still positively batting away brands clamouring to kit the Brit out for her Vegas residency. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024 To put this into context: Mizrahi is still positively batting away brands clamoring to kit out the Brit for her Vegas residency. Alice Newbold, Glamour, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for kit 

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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 23 Jul. 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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