kit meaning

[ kit ] Pronunciation:   "kit" in a sentence
  • Noun: kit  kit
    1. A case for containing a set of articles 
    2. Gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
      - outfit 
    3. Young of any of various fur-bearing animals
      "a fox kit"
    Verb: kit (kitted,kitting)  kit
    1. Supply with a set of articles or tools
      - kit out, kit up

    Derived forms: kits, kitted, kitting

    Type of: appurtenance, case, equip, fit, fit out, gear, outfit, paraphernalia, young mammal

    Encyclopedia: Kit

  • [British slang]
    Noun. Clothes. See 'get one's kit off'.

  • [Business]


    1 [C,U]

    a set of tools, equipment, materials, etc. that you use for a particular purpose:

    a tool kit

    The printer is an expensive piece of kit.

    The computer comes with a starter kit of software

    (= one to help you start using the computer).

    2 [C]

    a set of parts ready to be made into sth:

    The car is designed to be assembled from a kit.

    selling furniture in kit form

  • [Electronics]
    A selection of components, associated equipment, supplies (such as wire and hardware), and instructions for constructing a piece of electronic equipment.

  • [Computer]
    <jargon> (Usenet, possibly from 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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  1. fit the pieces of a model kit together
  2. kit this man out with everything he needs.
  3. did kit live a single man all his days?
  4. "for a journey, sir!" cried kit.
  5. i told him to have his kit sent along.

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