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outfit meaning

[ 'autfit ] Pronunciation:   "outfit" in a sentence
  • Noun: outfit  'awt`fit
    1. Any cohesive unit such as a military company 
    2. A set of clothing (with accessories)
      - getup, rig, turnout 
    3. Gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
      - kit
    Verb: outfit (outfitted,outfitting)  'awt`fit
    1. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
      - equip, fit, fit out

    Derived forms: outfits, outfitted, outfitting

    See also: outfitter [Brit], outfitting

    Type of: appurtenance, attire, dress, furnish, garb, gear, paraphernalia, provide, render, social unit, supply, unit

    Encyclopedia: Outfit


  • [American slang]
    n. a set of things; the items needed for some task.
    • I got a fine chemistry outfit for my birthday.
    • My tool kit has everything I need. It's the whole outfit.


  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun

    1 (informal) [C with sing./pl.verb]

    a group of people working together as an organization, a business, a team, etc:

    a market research outfit

    a 12-person outfit producing music software

    2 [C]

    a set of clothes that you wear together, especially for a particular occasion or purpose:

    The sales team wear dark blue outfits.

    verb [+ obj] (-tt-) (especially AmE) (often be outfitted)

    to provide sb/sth with equipment or clothes for a special purpose:

    workstations outfitted with the latest technology

    All vehicles have been outfitted with satellite navigation systems.

    SYN EQUIP

    outfitting noun [U]

Examples

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  1. the structure of the guard outfits was complete.
  2. your outfit is most becoming.
  3. i found this old outfit which i hadn't had on for years.
  4. listen, i know this outfit we're up against.
  5. the outfit of the exploring party took only half a month.

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