- an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.: an explorer's outfit.
- a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together; coordinated costume; ensemble: a new spring outfit.
- a set of articles for any purpose: a cooking outfit.
- a group associated in an undertaking requiring close cooperation, as a military unit.
- a business firm engaged in a particular form of commercial enterprise: a construction outfit.
- any company, party, or set.
- the act of fitting out or equipping for any purpose, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition.
- mental, physical, or moral equipment.
- 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.
- to furnish oneself with an outfit.
Origin of outfit
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Examples from the Web for outfitter
One outfitter found a camp in timber—a Nichols camp, with a fresh three-rock campfire.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
A full-fledged master, outfitter, owner of a boat—my own boat!Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
The profits of the Whale Fishery belong, almost entirely, to the outfitter.The Sea
If your outfitter does not know of it, tell him it is made at San José, California.Camp and Trail
Stewart Edward White
An outfitter supplied the horses for a rental which I have forgotten.Through Our Unknown Southwest
Agnes C. Laut
These northern waters Gray called Derby Sound, after the outfitter.Vikings of the Pacific
Agnes C. Laut
- a shop that sells men's clothes
- a person who provides outfits
- 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
- to furnish or be furnished with an outfit, equipment, etc
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Word Origin and History for outfitter
1840, from outfit (n.). Related: Outfitted; outfitting; outfitter.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper