What does KIT mean?

Definitions for KITkɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word KIT.

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


  1. Kit(n.)

    Hence: A collection of tools or other objects to be used for a specific purpose, often contained in a box which may be carried conveniently; a working outfit, as of a workman, a soldier, and the like; as, a plumber's kit; a doctor's kit; a cosmetic kit; a first-aid kit.

  2. Kit(n.)

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

  3. Origin: [Cf. D. kit a large bottle, OD. kitte beaker, decanter.]


  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

  9. Origin: [See Kitten.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kit

    kit, n. a small wooden tub: the outfit of necessaries of a soldier, sailor, or mechanic. [Old Dut. kitte, a hooped beer-can.]

  2. Kit

    kit, a small pocket violin. [Contracted from A.S. cytere—L. cythara, a guitar.]

  3. Kit

    kit, n. a contraction of kitten.—n. Kit′-cat, a game played with sticks and a small piece of wood called a cat.

  4. Kit

    kit, n. a family, in phrase 'the whole kit.' [Kith.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of KIT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of KIT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aaron J. Munzer:

    If you don't like the game, get your kit off.

  2. Joseph Pentangelo:

    He did volunteer that the kit cost him about $2,500.

  3. Erna Millan:

    I also came to buy a Cesarean section kit for my daughter, who is about to give birth.

  4. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:

    As your attorney i advise you to take a hit out of the small brown bottle in my shaving kit.

  5. Peter Chuwa:

    You simply open the tap and leave the kit to supply water to the roots, unlike the traditional system, which takes a lot of time and energy.

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