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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kitkɪt(n.; v.)kit•ted, kit•ting.

  1. (n.)a set of tools, supplies, or materials for a specific purpose:

    a first-aid kit; a sales kit.

  2. a case or container for these.

  3. a set of materials or parts from which something can be assembled:

    a model airplane kit.

  4. Chiefly Brit. gear:

    battle kit.

    Category: British

  5. (v.t.)Chiefly Brit. to outfit or equip (often fol. by out or up).

    Category: British

Idioms for kit:

  1. the whole kit and caboodle,all the persons or things concerned.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of kit:

1325–75; ME kyt, kitt < MD kitte jug, tankard


  1. a small violin or rebec, used by dancing masters in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of kit:

1510–20; orig. uncert.


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

    Category: Zoology

  2. a kitten.

Origin of kit:

1555–65; shortened form

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kit(noun)

    a case for containing a set of articles

  2. kit, outfit(noun)

    gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose

  3. kit(verb)

    young of any of various fur-bearing animals

    "a fox kit"

  4. kit out, kit up, kit(verb)

    supply with a set of articles or tools

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kit(noun)ɪt

    a set of equipment

    a repair kit

  2. kitɪt

    a set of pieces that you join together to make sth

    a model car kit

  3. kitɪt

    a set of clothing worn for a sport

    my football kit


  1. Kit(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Christopher.

  2. Kit(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Katherine and related female given names.

  3. Origin: English from the 14th century, from a Dutch kitte, a wooden vessel made of hooped staves. Related to Dutch kit "tankard". The further etymology is unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kit(verb)

    to cut

  2. Kit(noun)

    a kitten

  3. Kit(noun)

    a small violin

  4. Kit

    a large bottle

  5. Kit

    a wooden tub or pail, smaller at the top than at the bottom; as, a kit of butter, or of mackerel

  6. Kit

    straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket

  7. Kit

    a box for working implements; hence, a working outfit, as of a workman, a soldier, and the like

  8. Kit

    a group of separate parts, things, or individuals; -- used with whole, and generally contemptuously; as, the whole kit of them


  1. Kit

    In association football, as in a number of sports, kit refers to the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The terms "kit", "strip", and in North-American English "uniform" are used interchangeably. The sport's Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, and also prohibit the use of anything that is dangerous to either the player or another participant. Individual competitions may stipulate further restrictions, such as regulating the size of logos displayed on shirts and stating that, in the event of a match between teams with identical or similar colours, the away team must change to different coloured attire. Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players' surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers. Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport when players typically wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy rigid leather boots. In the twentieth century, boots became lighter and softer, shorts were worn at a shorter length, and advancements in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors' logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. kit

    [Usenet; poss.: fr.: DEC slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade] A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard Unix tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level README file. The more general term distribution may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4394

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KIT' in Nouns Frequency: #1708

Anagrams of KIT

  1. ITK

  2. tik

Translations for KIT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an outfit of) tools, clothes etc for a particular purpose

He carried his tennis kit in a bag; a repair kit for mending punctures in bicycle tyres.

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