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: 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 The seven-strong outfit turned it on with a thrilling, non-stop round of choreography, framed by billowy props. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "TWICE Share Energized Performance on 'Cry For Me' on 'Kelly Clarkson Show': Watch," 27 Apr. 2021 The outfit paid tribute to the late Eunice Johnson, the style icon wife and business partner of Ebony Fashion Fair and Johnson Publishing Company founder, John H. Johnson. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Served Up Fashion History Lessons," 26 Apr. 2021 Kim teased the outfit on his Instagram before arriving to show, unafraid to flaunt the look for a walk with his dog around the neighborhood. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alan Kim Schools Grown-Ups Everywhere on How to Pose on the Oscars Red Carpet," 26 Apr. 2021 The outfit is completed with midnight blue cigarette trousers made of silk and, of course, the evening gloves. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Glenn Close Is Hiding a Yellow Manicure Under Her Gloves at the 2021 Oscars," 25 Apr. 2021 The Northern California outfit is led by Matias Almeyda, an Argentine who had success as a player in both his native country and in Europe, and who followed that up with successful coaching spells in Argentina and Mexico. Dallas News, "FC Dallas in search of goals, improvement against unique San Jose scheme in road opener," 23 Apr. 2021 The designer blue-and-white outfit instantly caught the attention of many TikTok users. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Steve Harvey Fans Absolutely LOST It After Seeing His Outfit on TikTok," 23 Apr. 2021 As everyone who's heard of Cruella de Vil knows, a commitment to nailing the perfect outfit can lead to mass puppy murder, at best (prison at worst). Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Creating Cruella: Behind the seams of the high-fashion film's punk rock look," 20 Apr. 2021 To take the transitional outfit outside, add a handbag, scrunchie (on your wrist, rather than in your hair), and, more unexpectedly, heels. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Ashley Graham’s Outfit Makes A Case For Wearing Bike Shorts With Heels," 9 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Either way, Hadid finished the bright and bold outfit off with a pink bucket hat courtesy of Prada and a matching hot pink disposable mask. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "You Can Spot Gigi Hadid a Mile Away In Her Newest Look," 1 Apr. 2021 Gevo also has signed promising supply contracts with French fuels and polymers outfit Total and others. Star Tribune, "St. Anthony: Once-wilting Gevo shuttered its Minnesota operation, but sprouts new life," 26 Mar. 2021 Kendall Jenner wore the most '70s outfit while out in New York City on Sunday. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kendall Jenner Nails the '70s Trend in a Striped Sweater Vest," 22 Mar. 2021 Bloomscape is now offering outdoor plants to outfit your garden, backyard and patio. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New and Notable: Latest launches from Anker, Madewell, All-Clad and more," 8 Mar. 2021 Conversations with officials and the public eventually led the department to push for a technology overhaul that would allow for more accessible records and also outfit officers with body cameras. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "In a year where homicide rates increased nationwide, Anchorage saw significant decreases," 3 Jan. 2021 Columbus has invested more than $5 million to outfit its officers with body cameras, according to the mayor. Laurie Ure, CNN, "Ohio police officer kills Black man while body camera wasn't on, mayor says," 23 Dec. 2020 At that point, the two-week pilot program can begin as a run-up to Aurora choosing which company will outfit all police officers with the equipment. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, "Aurora set to begin pilot program for police body cameras," 25 Nov. 2020 Jamie Reed criticized the fact that IMPD doesn't outfit its officers with dash or body cameras. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "Dreasjon Reed shooting: What we know about the Indianapolis police shooting," 10 Nov. 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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30 Apr 2021

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“Outfit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfit. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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