Definitions for outfit
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word outfit.
any cohesive unit such as a military company
outfit, getup, rig, turnoutnoun
a set of clothing (with accessories)
"his getup was exceedingly elegant"
gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
equip, fit, fit out, outfitverb
provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
Hence: Any assemblage of objects required for or used in performing a task; things required as equipment for a task.
A complete ensemble of clothing, selected to form a matching set; a coordinated costume; as, a new Easter outfit.
Any team or party of people.
A set of clothing (with accessories).
She wore a fashionable outfit with matching purse and shoes.
gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
A business or firm.
Should we buy it here, or do you think the outfit across town will have a better deal?
A sports team
To provide with, usually for a specific purpose.
"The expedition was outfitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
Clothing (also known as clothes, garments, dress, apparel, or attire) is any item worn on the body. Typically, clothing is made of fabrics or textiles, but over time it has included garments made from animal skin and other thin sheets of materials and natural products found in the environment, put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on gender, body type, social factors, and geographic considerations. Garments cover the body, footwear covers the feet, gloves cover the hands, while hats and headgear cover the head. Eyewear and jewelry are not generally considered items of clothing, but play an important role in fashion and clothing as costume. Clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, rough surfaces, sharp stones, rash-causing plants, insect bites, by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothing can insulate against cold or hot conditions, and it can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. It can protect feet from injury and discomfort or facilitate navigation in varied environments. Clothing also provides protection from ultraviolet radiation. It may be used to prevent glare or increase visual acuity in harsh environments, such as brimmed hats. Clothing is used for protection against injury in specific tasks and occupations, sports, and warfare. Fashioned with pockets, belts, or loops, clothing may provide a means to carry things while freeing the hands. Clothing has significant social factors as well. Wearing clothes is a variable social norm. It may connote modesty. Being deprived of clothing in front of others may be embarrassing. In many parts of the world, not wearing clothes in public so that genitals, breasts, or buttocks are visible could be considered indecent exposure. Pubic area or genital coverage is the most frequently encountered minimum found cross-culturally and regardless of climate, implying social convention as the basis of customs. Clothing also may be used to communicate social status, wealth, group identity, and individualism. Some forms of personal protective equipment amount to clothing, such as coveralls, chaps or a doctor's white coat, with similar requirements for maintenance and cleaning as other textiles (boxing gloves function both as protective equipment and as a sparring weapon, so the equipment aspect rises above the glove aspect). More specialized forms of protective equipment, such as face shields are classified protective accessories. At the far extreme, self-enclosing diving suits or space suits are form fitting body covers, and amount to a form of dress, without being clothing per se, while containing enough high technology to amount to more of a tool than a garment. This line will continue to blur as wearable technology embeds assistive devices directly into the fabric itself; the enabling innovations are ultra low power consumption and flexible electronic substrates. Clothing also hybridizes into a personal transportation system (ice skates, roller skates, cargo pants, other outdoor survival gear, one-man band) or concealment system (stage magicians, hidden linings or pockets in tradecraft, integrated holsters for concealed carry, merchandise-laden trench coats on the black market — where the purpose of the clothing often carries over into disguise). A mode of dress fit to purpose, whether stylistic or functional, is known as an outfit or ensemble.
An outfit refers to a set or collection of clothing, accessories, or equipment that are worn together or used for a particular activity. It usually includes items such as a top, bottom, and footwear, and may also include accessories like a hat, bag, jewelry, etc., all of which are coordinated to present a specific style, image, or function.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt′fit, n. the act of making ready everything required for a journey or a voyage: complete equipment: the articles or the expenses for fitting out: the means for an outfit.—v.t. to fit out, equip.—ns. Out′fitter, one who furnishes outfits; Out′fitting, an outfit: equipment for a voyage.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The stores with which a merchant vessel is fitted out for any voyage. Also, the providing an individual with clothes, &c.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In the British service, is the necessaries, uniform, etc., which an officer provides when he is gazetted to a regiment, or as proceeding to India. No allowance is made for an outfit, excepting in case of officers first promoted from the ranks, when £100 is granted to infantry and £150 to cavalry officers.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'outfit' in Nouns Frequency: #2827
The numerical value of outfit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of outfit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The suit is the funniest thing you can wear, the suit is the funniest outfit of all time. It's an outfit... it just looks ridiculous. Because you [ the audience ] knows this guy does not need a suit.
Accessories can make your style unique and change the entire dynamic of your outfit.
I wore the same outfit as I wore to graduation to all eleven of my exams and no university officials raised any issues with it, even though part of the invigilators’ job at examinations is to police subfusc, as a result I assumed the outfit was fine and wore it to graduation – hence my anger and confusion when I wasn’t allowed into the ceremony.
We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.
Don't Judge People by Their Outfit...Judge by Outcome...
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Translations for outfit
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- varusteet, asu, joukkue, puku, liike, vaatekerta, yksikköFinnish
- complet, tenue, nécessaire, maison, costumeFrench
- attrezzatura, tenuta, completoItalian
- firma, ekipa, zespół, ubiór, kompaniaPolish
- компания, подразделение, экипировка, фирма, снаряжение, группа, обмундированиеRussian
- trang phụcVietnamese
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