Definition of outfit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌfit/


1A set of clothes worn together, typically for a particular occasion or purpose: a riding outfit
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  • There were lab coats, Vegas showgirl outfits, long gowns with full skirts, vampire costumes, and flapper dresses.
  • The trick is to keep some of your older clothes (the articles that you love), and revamp those outfits with the new clothes of this season.
  • They were also able to expand their clothing line to include denim outfits, sweatshirts, outerwear, and accessories.
1.1 informal A group of people undertaking a particular activity together, as a group of musicians, a military unit, or a business concern: Tom was the brains of the outfit
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  • They pointed out that arrest of the militant, who was willing to surrender, could have led to vital clues regarding the activities of the militant outfits.
  • Two of the region's finest vocal outfits team up next Thursday for a dream billing.
  • Likewise many other villagers who were innocent and have nothing to do with any activities of any banned outfits were booked.
1.2 [with modifier] A complete set of equipment or articles needed for a particular purpose: a repair outfit
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  • And I was able to splash out on a whole new outfit of expensive camera equipment.
  • It's an outfit that doesn't just repair your gear, but improves it.
  • It can be subdivided to create custom compartments for the ideal organization of tools, sets, kits and outfits.

verb (outfits, outfitting, outfitted)

[with object]
1Provide (someone) with a set of clothes: an auction of dolls outfitted by world-famous designers he outfitted himself in the best gray suit he could afford
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  • In both photographs, he is outfitted in designer clothes.
  • I gazed into my wardrobe which was full of enough clothes to outfit an entire army - a female one, but an army nonetheless.
  • They are outfitted with bespoke suits in exchange for 10 seconds of product placement.
equip, kit out, fit out/up, rig out, supply, arm;
dress, attire, clothe, deck out
archaic apparel, invest, habit
1.1Provide with equipment: planes outfitted with sophisticated electronic gear
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  • In fact, specially outfitted growth chambers are typically required to attain UV-B levels characteristic of open, natural environments.
  • The specially outfitted Bell Huey helicopter had been extensively modified for Medevac operations.
  • There are these classy amber lampposts outfitted all over the historic part of campus.

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Syllabification: out·fit

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