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[out-fit] /ˈaʊtˌfɪt/

an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.:
an explorer’s outfit.
a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together; coordinated costume; ensemble:
a new spring outfit.
a set of articles for any purpose:
a cooking outfit.
a group associated in an undertaking requiring close cooperation, as a military unit.
a business firm engaged in a particular form of commercial enterprise:
a construction outfit.
any company, party, or set.
the act of or equipping for any purpose, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition.
mental, physical, or moral equipment.
verb (used with object), outfitted, outfitting.
to furnish with an outfit, equipment, etc.; ; equip:
to outfit an expedition to the South Pole.
Nautical. to finish equipping (a vessel) at a dock.
verb (used without object), outfitted, outfitting.
to furnish oneself with an outfit.
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, -fitted
to furnish or be furnished with an outfit, equipment, etc

1769, “act of fitting out (a ship, etc.) for an expedition,” from out + fit (v.). Sense of “articles and equipment required for an expedition” first attested 1787, American English; meaning “a person’s clothes” is first recorded 1852; sense of “group of people” is from 1883.

1840, from outfit (n.). Related: Outfitted; outfitting; outfitter.



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