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 Blue Oval provided cars to Block’s outfit, Hoonigan Racing, for the Gymkhana film production and several rally events worldwide. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "Not Your Dad’s Ford Fiestas: Ken Block Is Selling 3 of His Famed YouTube Rally Racers," 31 Mar. 2021 Another fab outfit — those leather pants! — for another fab performer. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, "American Idol recap: Who takes the final spots in the Top 24?," 30 Mar. 2021 The Hawkeyes, touted as a hard-scrabble, defense-minded outfit from the Big Ten, looked helpless against Oregon’s attack. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16 is the most Dana Altman thing ever," 23 Mar. 2021 And her outfit as a whole—Nike sports bra plus camo cargo pants—is serving major Y2K inspo for anyone looking to the early aughts for sartorial cues. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "17 Bolero Sweaters to Layer Over Everything This Spring," 22 Mar. 2021 Her transformation began subtly, with a very non-Billie outfit (read: skirt), then escalated to a full head of bleach blonde hair. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Blonde Billie Eilish Wore A Cardigan With A Pearl Choker, Seemingly Entering A New Era of Billie Style," 18 Mar. 2021 The original Radford outfit, founded by Harold Radford in 1948 saw its heyday back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, modifying cars for the likes of John Lenon, Steve McQueen and Peter Sellers. Bryan Campbell, Forbes, "The 2009 Formula One World Champion Is Reviving Automotive History," 17 Mar. 2021 Plaintiffs include a children’s museum that served students at the Washington campus, a marketing firm, a technology outfit, an insurance company and accountants. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Entrepreneur Chris Whittle Looks to Bolster For-Profit School Network," 11 Mar. 2021 What’s more, his outfit, Princeton Policy Advisers, predicted it. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Illegal border crossings highest since 2006," 11 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Officials also are working to outfit city buildings with solar panels and move away from the power grid toward greener alternative energy sources. Los Angeles Times, "Sixteen gas stations for 60,000 people? That’s enough, Petaluma says," 4 Mar. 2021 Early in the pandemic, PPE like N95 respirators, surgical masks, gowns and gloves was in scarce supply across the country, sending state officials scrambling to find gear needed to outfit everyone from nursing home workers to prison guards. Russell Blair, courant.com, "Connecticut has spent more than $2B responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a look at where the money went.," 26 Feb. 2021 Plans are in place to outfit additional mobile units and set up other vaccination sites around the city. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson warns more COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine is needed or inoculation plans will stall," 12 Jan. 2021

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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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6 Apr 2021

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“Outfit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfit. Accessed 17 Apr. 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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