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


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

Synonyms: Verb

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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 The James Bond signs, the guest list, even the attire were similar; some attendees wore the same outfit to both parties. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Ever since OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei left the smartphone outfit, the launch of his new company, Nothing, was hotly anticipated. Christian De Looper, BGR, 7 Oct. 2021 Among San Antonio’s most prolific Dutch oven obsessives is chef James Canter, owner of the Guerrilla Gourmet catering outfit. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Oct. 2021 When a character like Mia Colucci or Roberta Pardo showed up to the mall in high heels and a bikini top, the outfit wasn’t used primarily to pander to the sleazy male gaze, but rather to embody her personal style. Ana Escalante, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Oct. 2021 The outfit becomes as central to her character as her relentless apathy. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 5 Oct. 2021 Sandy Terry, a 66-year-old who drove to the rally from Lake County, was among those wearing the outfit. Cristóbal Reyes, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Oct. 2021 But Banks, who is known for trailblazing unique looks, didn't seem to care too much about the impression made by the ambitious outfit. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 1 Oct. 2021 One, in her confessional about this ceremony, Mari is wearing the same outfit and hairstyle from the body tacos date, so something’s up with the edit here. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Assistance League chapters outfit children Seven Assistance League chapters recently partnered to provide school clothes and shoes to 500 Camp Pendleton students. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 Many clubs and courses now outfit golfers with GPS devices that track their movements across the grounds, using the data to help course operators identify areas of slow play and eliminate obstacles that cause backups. Angus Loten, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2021 Then outfit the room with symmetrical pairs of nightstands, light fixtures, pillows, and other items to establish a harmonious look. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021 Sporting a white t-shirt and slightly tilted glasses, the CEO of Uruguayan payments outfit dLocal Sebastián Kanovich, 31, cuts an unassuming figure on a late August video call. Giacomo Tognini, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 This month’s assortment of dresses can outfit you today, tomorrow, and well past Labor Day Weekend. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2021 Super Duper Burger and fried chicken sandwich outfit the Bird. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 July 2021 Long before the Carrolls had plans to construct anything, Jacki had been quietly amassing everything needed to outfit a vintage house, trawling thrift stores and eBay and estate sales. Emma Alpern, Curbed, 22 Sep. 2021 Bamboo Airways – The Vietnamese airliner is buying engines from General Electric for $2 billion to outfit its new Boeing airplanes, Bamboo Airways Chief Executive Officer Dang Tat Thang announced Tuesday. Clay Chandler And Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of outfit


1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1798, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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15 Oct 2021

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“Outfit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfit. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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



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

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


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.


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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