[ out-fit ]
/ ˈaʊtˌfɪt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. outface,
  2. outfall,
  3. outfield,
  4. outfielder,
  5. outfighting,
  6. outfit car,
  7. outfitter,
  8. outflank,
  9. outflow,
  10. outflux

Origin of outfit

First recorded in 1755–65; out- + fit1

Related formsout·fit·ter, 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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British Dictionary definitions for outfitter


/ (ˈaʊtˌfɪtə) /

noun mainly British

a shop that sells men's clothes
a person who provides outfits


/ (ˈaʊtˌfɪt) /


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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Word Origin and History for outfitter
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