a set or collection of tools, supplies, instructional matter, etc., for a specific purpose:
a first-aid kit; a sales kit.
the case for containing these.
such a case and its contents.
a set of materials or parts from which something can be assembled:
a model car made from a kit.
Informal. a set, lot, or collection of things or persons.
a wooden tub, pail, etc., usually circular.
Chiefly British. a costume or outfit of clothing, especially for a specific purpose:
ski kit; dancing kit; battle kit.
verb (used with object), kitted, kitting.
to package or make available in a kit:
a new model airplane that has just been kitted for the hobbyist.
Chiefly British. to outfit or equip (often followed by out or up).
kit and caboodle / boodle, Informal. the whole lot of persons or things; all of something (often preceded by whole):
We took along the whole kit and caboodle in the station wagon.
a set of tools, supplies, construction materials, etc, for use together or for a purpose: a first-aid kit, a model aircraft kit
the case or container for such a set
(NZ) a flax basket
(informal) the whole kit, the whole kit and caboodle, everything or everybody
a kind of small violin, now obsolete, used esp by dancing masters in the 17th–18th centuries
an informal or diminutive name for kitten
a cub of various small mammals, such as the ferret or fox
(NZ) a plaited flax basket
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late 13c., “round wooden tub,” perhaps from Middle Dutch kitte “jug, tankard, wooden container,” of unknown origin. Meaning “collection of personal effects,” especially for traveling (originally in reference to a soldier), is from 1785; that of “outfit of tools for a workman” is from 1851. Of drum sets, by 1929. Meaning “article to be assembled by the buyer” is from 1930s.
“small fiddle used by dancing teachers,” 1510s, probably a shortening of Old English cythere, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara (see guitar).
(Gen. 10:4). (See CHITTIM.)
[kit-ee-weyk] /ˈkɪt iˌweɪk/ noun 1. either of two small, pearl-gray gulls of the genus Rissa, the black-legged R. tridactyla of the North Atlantic and the red-legged and red-billed R. brevirostris, of the Bering Sea, both nesting on narrow cliff ledges and having a rudimentary hind toe. /ˈkɪtɪˌweɪk/ noun 1. either of two oceanic gulls of […]
[kit-l] /ˈkɪt l/ British Dialect verb (used with object), kittled, kittling. 1. to tickle with the fingers; agitate or stir, as with a spoon. 2. to excite or rouse (a person), especially by flattery or strong words. adjective, kittler, kittlest. 3. ticklish; fidgety. 4. requiring skill or caution; precarious. /ˈkɪtəl/ adjective 1. capricious and unpredictable […]
noun 1. the U.S. national astronomical observatory near Tucson, Arizona, having over fifteen telescopes, including a 158-inch (4-meter) reflecting telescope.