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kit

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[ kit ]
/ kɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object), kit·ted, kit·ting.
to package or make available in a kit: a new model airplane that has just been kitted for the hobbyist.
Chiefly British. to outfit or equip (often followed by out or up).
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Idioms about kit

    kit and caboodle / boodle, Informal. the whole lot of persons or things; all of something (often preceded by whole): We took along the whole kit and caboodle in the station wagon.

Origin of kit

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First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English kit(te), kyt(t) “wooden bucket or tub,” from Middle Dutch kitte “jug, tankard”

Other definitions for kit (2 of 4)

kit2
[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

noun
a violin or rebec small enough to be carried in the pocket, used by dancing masters in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Also called pochette, sourdine.

Origin of kit

2
First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain

Other definitions for kit (3 of 4)

kit3
[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

noun
a young fox, beaver, or other small furbearing animal.

Origin of kit

3
First recorded in 1555–65; shortening of kitten

Other definitions for kit (4 of 4)

Kit
[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

noun
a male given name, form of Christopher.
a female given name, form of Catherine or Katherine.
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How to use kit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for kit (1 of 5)

kit1
/ (kɪt) /

noun
a set of tools, supplies, construction materials, etc, for use together or for a purposea first-aid kit; a model aircraft kit
the case or container for such a set
  1. a set of pieces of equipment ready to be assembled
  2. (as modifier)kit furniture
  1. clothing and other personal effects, esp those of a traveller or soldiersafari kit; battle kit
  2. informal clothing in general (esp in the phrase get one's kit off)
NZ a flax basket
the whole kit or the whole kit and caboodle informal everything or everybody
See also kit out

Word Origin for kit

C14: from Middle Dutch kitte tankard

British Dictionary definitions for kit (2 of 5)

kit2
/ (kɪt) /

noun
a kind of small violin, now obsolete, used esp by dancing masters in the 17th–18th centuries

Word Origin for kit

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for kit (3 of 5)

kit3
/ (kɪt) /

noun
an informal or diminutive name for kitten
a cub of various small mammals, such as the ferret or fox

Word Origin for kit

C16: by shortening

British Dictionary definitions for kit (4 of 5)

kit4
/ (kɪt) /

noun
NZ a plaited flax basket

Word Origin for kit

from Māori kete

British Dictionary definitions for kit (5 of 5)

KIT
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for
keep in touch
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