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

Synonyms: Verb

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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 Although maybe not in the way the producers intended, as singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus (younger sister of Miley) nearly stole the show with an outfit that scandalized many viewers on social media. Washington Post, "CMT Music Awards: 3 things you missed, from Blake Shelton’s speech to Noah Cyrus’s show-stealing outfit," 22 Oct. 2020 Reviewers say this is a beautiful bag for nights out and goes with every outfit. Erika Hardison, USA TODAY, "16 of the most popular things to get from Michael Kors," 22 Oct. 2020 Just imagine how gorgeous these hoops would be with a contrasting burgundy outfit. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, "29 statement earrings under $50 to update your Zoom look," 25 Sep. 2020 Mess them up a bit for a casual beach look, or dress up the waves by wearing the waves with a nicer outfit. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "Hair Crimping is Back—And No, You Won't Look Like You're Stuck in the 90s," 24 Sep. 2020 Her white low-top kicks fell in line with the outfit’s neutral color palette, as did her black leather bucket bag by Sharkchaser. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Katie Holmes Steps Out in Style With Her New Man," 22 Sep. 2020 That Montgomery charter has gone through two principals in its first year of operation and severed ties with the national charter school outfit that was supposed to manage it. al, "Proposed LGBTQ charter school scored high marks. Alabama rejected it anyway.," 21 Sep. 2020 If schools can afford to do what professional teams have done — partner with a testing outfit that provides ample enough rapid-result checks on players every single day, then that seems like the breakthrough every reasonable person has wanted. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Let the Utes play. Let the Pac-12 play. Discretion has bettered valor.," 16 Sep. 2020 Pair it with an all-black outfit for a perfectly comfy costume. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "5 DIY Vampire Costumes for a Perfectly Spooky Halloween," 10 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The inventory comes from items donated to Dress for Success that the organization is unable to use for its clothing closet that helps to outfit clients looking for jobs. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Make an appointment for fashion bargains at nonprofit’s pop-up sale," 21 Oct. 2020 Utility expects to outfit 35 agencies in Indiana alone by the close of this year. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, "A Carmel police body camera fell off at a critical moment. It's not all that rare.," 19 Oct. 2020 Whether your focus has been on interior design and décor elements, or on creating more comfortable living, now is the time to outfit your nest. Leigh Harrington, USA TODAY, "The best furniture, home decor and more to shop on Amazon," 14 Oct. 2020 There’s an understanding that Comlux will outfit the cabins of the first 15 TwoTwentys at its completion center in Indianapolis. al, "Want a private luxury version of Airbus’ A220? That’s a thing now," 8 Oct. 2020 Bank ABN Amro pays for workers to outfit their home offices, but routine expenses remain an open question. Toby Sterling, The Christian Science Monitor, "In the work-from-home era, who pays for coffee and toilet paper?," 7 Oct. 2020 The Home Depot has decades of experience lending families a hand to outfit houses that becomes homes. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, "Youngsters," 14 Sep. 2020 All in-person sessions will be held in classrooms that the district will outfit with special air filters to help prevent airborne coronavirus transmission. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Unified will offer in-person learning to students with learning loss, special needs," 27 Aug. 2020 The hotel also previously worked with Terri Jannes Interiors to design a suite based on the HBO series Veep, sourcing props and memorabilia from the show to outfit the suite’s spaces, including a presidential seal area rug. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "This D.C. Hotel Has a Suite Dedicated to Women's Suffrage," 20 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of outfit was in 1748

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Last Updated

26 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Outfit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfit. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for outfit

outfit

noun
How to pronounce outfit (audio)

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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