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outfit

[ out-fit ]
/ ˈaʊtˌfɪt /
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noun
verb (used with object), out·fit·ted, out·fit·ting.
to furnish with an outfit, equipment, etc.; fit out; equip: to outfit an expedition to the South Pole.
Nautical. to finish equipping (a vessel) at a dock.
verb (used without object), out·fit·ted, out·fit·ting.
to furnish oneself with an outfit.
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Origin of outfit

First recorded in 1755–65; out- + fit1

OTHER WORDS FROM outfit

outfitter, nounpre·out·fit, verb (used with object), pre·out·fit·ted, pre·out·fit·ting.re·out·fit, verb (used with object), re·out·fit·ted, re·out·fit·ting.
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How to use outfit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for outfit

outfit
/ (ˈaʊtˌfɪt) /

noun
a set of articles or equipment for a particular task, occupation, etc
a set of clothes, esp a carefully selected one
informal any group or association regarded as a cohesive unit, such as a military company, business house, etc
the act of fitting out
Canadian (formerly) the annual shipment of trading goods and supplies sent by a fur company to its trading posts
verb -fits, -fitting or -fitted
to furnish or be furnished with an outfit, equipment, etc
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