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

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

Thanks to a closetful of easy but chic dresses and a drawer full of tights, my outfit planning is easy—and doesn't sacrifice personal style for comfort. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "15 Winter Dresses on Sale for When You’re Lazy and Cold," 8 Feb. 2019 Kate opted for a festive berry red Catherine Walker coat, while Meghan wore a stunning all-black/navy-blue outfit. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Beatrice Stuns in Navy Outfit for Christmas Church Service," 25 Dec. 2018 That’s where the second report, from the investigative journalism outfit Bellingcat, comes in. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The alt-right loves YouTube," 15 Oct. 2018 The Oregon company’s customers ranged from media outfits to the Central Intelligence Agency. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Beijing’s ‘Trojan chips’ present a risk to more than corporations," 9 Oct. 2018 With all of the pretty pastel outfits and gorgeous Easter cakes, there will be plenty of photo opportunities on April 21. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "40+ Easter Captions for Every Instagram Picture You Post This Year," 21 Feb. 2019 Get your prom dress, your after-prom outfit, and your graduation look without even leaving the store. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "All the Best Places to Shop for Prom Dresses in New York City," 29 Jan. 2019 After coordinating outfits and even their hair, the couple has apparently moved on to twinning ink. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Reportedly Got Matching Tattoos," 2 Jan. 2019 These offered all manner of in-game loot (particularly outfits and emotes) for much less than those items would cost via Epic's official store. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Fortnite’s paid outfits, dances have made it a target for lucrative account theft," 20 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In addition to Malone, Atwood has outfitted several country music entertainers, including Nikki Lane and Joshua Hedley, as well as pop singers such as Paloma Faith. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Veteran Embroiderer Is Behind the Most Daring Suits in Music," 11 Mar. 2019 The hotel is outfitted in '70s decor, designed by Jonathan Adler to complements its mod entrance and the hotel's famous Old-Hollywood ambiance. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Only one of the two microsatellites was outfitted with an optical camera developed by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology of Saudi Arabia. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Chinese Satellite Nabs Stunning Moon-Earth Shot," 6 Feb. 2019 Most adults are outfitted with a location-tracking ankle bracelet and given instructions about when and where to report back to immigration authorities, but little other guidance. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "U.S. to Start Returning Some Asylum Seekers to Mexico," 24 Jan. 2019 In the French Quarter, multi-story buildings are often outfitted with the same double gallery seen on rural homes, which were later enclosed with wrought iron during the Victorian era. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "A Look At French Colonial Architecture, The Star Style Of New Orleans," 21 Dec. 2018 All different versions of the ES6 will be outfitted with dual electric motors, and will also be loaded with Tesla-style tech. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla’s competition for the Model Y is growing quickly in China," 21 Dec. 2018 On the first Tuesday of every month a room at Generator, a business incubator and collection of artist studios in Burlington, is outfitted with a glowing obstacle course so pilots can hone their skills. Fox News, "Vermont city features drone racing obstacle course," 8 Aug. 2018 The space is outfitted with wood decking, glass railings, comfy couches, and a pergola. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 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 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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