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outfit

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noun out·fit \ ˈau̇t-ˌfit \

Definition of outfit

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

Examples of outfit in a Sentence

  1. She bought a new outfit for the party.

  2. the restaurant provides its waitstaff with themed outfits

Recent Examples of outfit from the Web

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First Known Use of outfit

1748

outfit Synonyms


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outfit

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Definition of outfit

outfitted; outfitting
transitive verb
1 :to furnish with an outfit
2 :supply
  • outfitting every family with shoes
  • Amer. Guide Series: Vt.
intransitive verb
:to acquire an outfit

Examples of outfit in a Sentence

  1. The company outfitted us with food and supplies.

  2. outfitted the scuba instructors handsomely with all new gear

Recent Examples of outfit from the Web

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First Known Use of outfit

1798

outfit Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of outfit

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

OUTFIT Defined for English Language Learners

outfit

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Definition of outfit for English Language Learners

  • : a set of clothes that are worn together

  • : a group of people working together in the same activity


outfit

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Definition of outfit for English Language Learners

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


OUTFIT Defined for Kids

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noun out·fit \ ˈau̇t-ˌfit \

Definition of outfit for Students

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.

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outfit

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Definition of outfit for Students

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

outfitter

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