kit

1
[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

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).

Idioms

    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

1
1325–75; Middle English kyt, kitt < Middle Dutch kitte jug, tankard

Definition for kit (2 of 5)

kit

2
[ 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.

Origin of kit

2
First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain
Also called pochette, sourdine.

Definition for kit (3 of 5)

kit

3
[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

noun

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

Origin of kit

3
First recorded in 1555–65; shortened form

Definition for kit (4 of 5)

Kit

[ kit ]
/ kɪt /

noun

a male given name, form of Christopher.
a female given name, form of Catherine or Katherine.

Definition for kit (5 of 5)

Carson

[ kahr-suh n ]
/ ˈkɑr sən /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for kit (1 of 6)

kit

1
/ (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 6)

kit

2
/ (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 6)

kit

3
/ (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 6)

kit

4
/ (kɪt) /

noun

NZ a plaited flax basket

Word Origin for kit

from Māori kete

British Dictionary definitions for kit (5 of 6)

KIT

/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

keep in touch

British Dictionary definitions for kit (6 of 6)

Carson

/ (ˈkɑːsən) /

noun

Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809–68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
Edward Henry, Baron. 1854–1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
Rachel (Louise). 1907–64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey: rode four winners in the Derby (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)
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Science definitions for kit

Carson

[ kärsən ]
Rachel Louise 1907-1964

American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
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