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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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

Nokia’s outfits are reason enough to watch the video, though the ravers dancing at her side have some pretty wild looks of their own: think, neon green cargo pants, sporty tracksuits, metallic silver puffer jackets, and even a Teletubbies backpack. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Princess Nokia’s New Music Video Is a Tribute to Cybergoth Raver Style," 13 July 2018 Everything about the performance, including her flaming red outfit complete with a tribal henna tattoo design on her head, was a fitting tribute to Elliott and her signature style. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Missy Elliott and Zedd Tweet Support For Stunning Covers of Their Songs on 'The Four'," 13 July 2018 The Duchess of Sussex just changed into her third outfit of the day: a chic little black dress for a reception hosted at the British Embassy in Dublin. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wears a Little Black Dress by Emilia Wickstead in Dublin," 10 July 2018 Kate Middleton, meanwhile, matched her outfit to Prince Louis's christening gown (the same one that Princess Charlotte and Prince George wore for their big debuts in the Church of England) in a white Alexander McQueen dress and fascinator. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Princess Charlotte Switched Her Hair to a Middle Part and It Looks Utterly Adorable," 9 July 2018 Gal Gadot donned her fake superhero outfit to do some real-world heroics over the weekend. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Gal Gadot dresses as Wonder Woman to surprise kids at children's hospital," 9 July 2018 Giorgi, whose mother sews all of her tennis outfits, has reached the second week of Grand Slams twice before, at Wimbledon in 2012 and the United States Open in 2013. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "At Wimbledon, Surprise Guests Arrive for Manic Monday," 9 July 2018 Our office at Female Founders Fund in Soho is more casual which means that most of my outfits go from day-to-evening pretty seamlessly. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Venture Capitalist Funding Female-Led Companies," 3 July 2018 The Queen greeted the couple wearing a blue day coat with a matching hat over a yellow and blue floral outfit and carrying one of her signature black bags. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Tea With Queen Elizabeth II and a Giant Baby Trump—a President's London Itinerary," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

While Tesla can outfit a home with traditional PV, or photovoltaic, panels made by SolarCity within six weeks, its once dominant market position has slipped against rivals Sunrun and Vivint Solar. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Burning for Tesla Powerwall? Get ready to wait as Musk's solar vision takes a backseat to Model 3," 13 July 2018 Pitino was fired in September 2017 in the wake of unrelated accusations that an executive from Adidas, which outfits the Cardinals' athletic teams, and others conspired to steer top recruits to Louisville. Jim Higdon, chicagotribune.com, "Louisville players sue NCAA for implying connections to prostitution scandal," 11 July 2018 If cement production facilities were all outfitted with carbon capture and storage technology, for instance, then a substantial amount of the emissions produced on-site could be stopped from entering the atmosphere. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions," 9 July 2018 Adidas led the way in sponsorship deals at this year’s World Cup, outfitting 12 of the 32 teams qualified for Russia. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "How to Use the World Cup to Build a World-Class Sports Apparel Brand From Scratch," 7 July 2018 As CEO of Sports Studios, based in Torrance, Calif., Koesterer is responsible for sourcing and outfitting all sports materials for a variety of movies, television shows and commercials. Jeremy Fuchs, SI.com, "A Tour of Sports Movie Memorabilia Heaven," 6 July 2018 But Salazar has also rested part of his argument on Axon’s record of outfitting some of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County releases new body camera bid request with broader specs," 6 July 2018 One of the organizers of Flower Piano is an avant garde pianist who calls himself Mauro Ffortissimo, and who was busy outfitting one of the pianos with scraps of metal and fishing line. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 Police officials said Monday that the department planned to begin outfitting officers with body cameras this fall. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Council Members Postpone Decision On Police Body Cameras," 25 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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