outfit

noun
out·​fit | \ˈau̇t-ˌfit \

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

But Ambani has just spent a god-awful amount of money investing in a new telecoms outfit called Reliance Geo. Recode Staff, Recode, "How India fits into the global economy: It may not be China, but at least it isn’t Russia," 4 Aug. 2018 That novel is set three decades later, with Kovacs as a member of a mercenary outfit fighting in a corporate war on a planet called Sanction IV. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Netflix has renewed Altered Carbon for a second season," 27 July 2018 The Best Men's Clothing Sales to Shop This Fourth of July Now is the best time to cop a new summer outfit, or two... or three. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Men's Clothing Sales to Shop This Fourth of July," 29 June 2018 And this week, Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, hosted a lavish soirée at her new flagship boutique on Motcomb Street in Belgravia—just in time for stylish parents to snap up cute outfits for last-minute holiday cards. Vogue, "Marie-Chantal Gets in the Holiday Spirit at Her New London Flagship," 20 Nov. 2018 Cement House’s wares sell for $10 to $18 per square foot, and salvaged, antique encaustic tile from specialty outfits like Ancient Surfaces range from $40 to $60 per square foot. Lisa Selin Davis, WSJ, "The Kitchen’s New Design Darling: Cement Tile," 19 Nov. 2018 Instead, the campaign feels more like a training mode for the optional ranked challenges that players can take on to unlock giant cash bonuses and unique outfits. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)," 17 Nov. 2018 Bette’s a comedian with every right to make a joke about that ghastly outfit. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Bette Midler Sparks Controversy with Vulgar Melania Trump Tweet," 16 Nov. 2018 Try these majorly cute outfits to get in the holiday spirit. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Genius Ways To Make Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Look Cute AF," 16 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

There, a row of Tijuana’s municipal police stood, outfitted with shields and riot gear. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Fleeing Poverty and Violence, Central American Women Explain Why They Join Caravans," 4 Dec. 2018 This supposes that hydrogen will be synthesized at centralized facilities using methane reformation, outfitted with a carbon capture system that could store any excess carbon in underwater aquifers off the coast of England. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen," 25 Nov. 2018 Forky is an adorable, demented little spork outfitted with pipe-cleaner arms and a cute, squiggly face. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "First Toy Story 4 teaser introduces the internet’s newest hero, Forky," 12 Nov. 2018 The house was reportedly built in 1935 and comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms; an original stone fireplace in the living room; a kitchen outfitted with light green cabinets and matching walls; and built-in display cabinets in the dining room. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Bella Swan's House in "Twilight" Is Being Sold for $349,000," 16 Aug. 2018 Made by Levis, then outfitted with specialized embroidering, the jacket is sold through a central hub in New Jersey via the fan club's website. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Peterson’s creation was a medieval castle outfitted with a dock, miniature armies and multiple custom floors. Austin Horn, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio Brick Fiesta invites enthusiasts, first-timers alike to marvel at Lego creations," 7 July 2018 Drew prefers ’70s funk to hip-hop, drives a retro van outfitted with an 8-track tape, and enjoys lecturing showboating youngsters about the fundamental unselfishness of the game, when played well. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Uncle Drew: A Solid Piece of Branded Content," 29 June 2018 So in 2010, a more durable solution was conceived: a $400 million steel fence outfitted with cameras and infrared sensors. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 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 \

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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