outfit

noun
out·​fit | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfit How to pronounce outfit (audio) \

Definition of outfit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of fitting out or equipping (as for a voyage or expedition)
2a : 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

outfit

verb
outfitted; outfitting

Definition of outfit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish with an outfit
2 : supply outfitting every family with shoesAmer. Guide Series: Vt.

intransitive verb

: to acquire an outfit

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Synonyms for outfit

Synonyms: Noun

costume, drag, dress, garb, getup, guise, togs

Synonyms: Verb

accoutre (or accouter), equip, fit (out), furnish, gird, kit (up or out) [chiefly British], provision, rig, supply

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Verb

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

Examples of outfit in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

The company outfitted us with food and supplies. outfitted the scuba instructors handsomely with all new gear
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Though James Charles was styled by designer Alexander Wang, people have been criticizing James's outfit for looking like it was designed for Coachella. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Is This The Reason Why James Charles Is Losing Thousands Of Followers As We Speak?," 9 May 2019 The Duchess finished off the chic outfit with a sleek ponytail and black bag. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wears a Red Blazer and Jeans During a Visit to North Wales," 8 May 2019 Following Barbie’s example, Hasbro created multiple characters—a different figure for the four branches of the military, with different outfits and plenty of equipment sold separately. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 Players from different teams can trade items with each other via in-game menus, and there were a few high-level Bethesda developers on the server that were eager to essentially gift us some wacky in-game outfits for the event. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Hands-on: Fallout 76 lets you bring some company to the Apocalypse," 8 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile in Tbilisi, one particularly chic flâneuse sported a primary-colored messenger bag with a sleek all-black outfit. Vogue, "Shouldn’t Your Gym Bag Be as Stylish as You Are?," 22 Apr. 2019 Following her denim-on-denim and bucket hat look earlier in the weekend, Kylie Jenner shared a bedazzling Coachella outfit on Instagram. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Second Coachella Look Is See-Through, Sparkly, & So Tight," 14 Apr. 2019 So, Rafferty turned to Armstrong, a flooring outfit with a wide range of PVC products. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Linoleum Is Making One Surprisingly Chic Comeback," 25 Feb. 2019 This morning, Meghan chose a perfect outfit for a long day of visits and meet-and-greets. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wears a Blue Blazer for the Royal Couple's Second Day in Morocco," 24 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Despite Rauner’s claim, the audit found that only shower and bathtub heads were outfitted with filters before 2018. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "Audit: Slow Legionnaires’ response at Illinois veterans home," 25 Mar. 2019 Thanks to their stay-cool curved handles that are outfitted with soft-grip silicone, this line was one of the most comfortable to cook with in our test. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets to Buy in 2019, According to Kitchen Product Experts," 1 Mar. 2019 That’s because, according to Gartner Research VP Brian Burke, 80 percent of emerging technologies will be outfitted with artificial intelligence by 2020. Steven Brykman, Ars Technica, "Douglas Adams was right: “Genuine people personalities” are coming to our gadgets," 22 Dec. 2018 For example, a new type of wifi system called Lorawan is being outfitted on fire engines, said John Wechsler, a co-founder of the IoT lab and the founder of the collaborative sharing space, Launch Fishers. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Can new Internet of Things lab in Fishers improve the world?," 12 Jan. 2018 Witherspoon's Madeline outfits her beachfront abode with clean, transitional pieces that blend seamlessly with her heirlooms, while Dern's Renata lets design convey her career woman aesthetic, hard edges and Kondo-esque organization. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Big Little Lies Season 2 Brings Back Our Favorites Ladies—and Great Decor," 16 Apr. 2019 Not to be outdone, Dell announced a 55-inch 4K Alienware monitor outfitted with a luscious OLED display for deep blacks and fantastic color reproduction. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 Larger vehicles carry groups traveling short distances, and can be outfitted for food or drink stands. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The World of 2045," 14 Oct. 2018 American forces, many poorly outfitted for Alaska weather and trained in California for desert combat, recaptured Attu 11 months after the Japanese took it and a nearby island, Kiska. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Louisiana soldier killed during training in Texas is laid to rest: report," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of outfit

Noun

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1798, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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outfit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outfit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a set of clothes that are worn together
: a group of people working together in the same activity

outfit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of outfit (Entry 2 of 2)

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

outfit

noun
out·​fit | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfit How to pronounce outfit (audio) \

Kids Definition of outfit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

outfit

verb
outfitted; outfitting

Kids Definition of outfit (Entry 2 of 2)

: to supply with equipment for a special purpose : equip Parents need to outfit children for school.

Other Words from outfit

outfitter noun

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