There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

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  • 1A set of articles or equipment needed for a specific purpose: a first-aid kit
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    • The task team said there was no basic medical emergency equipment such as a first-aid kit or oxygen.
    • In the first-aid kit there is also a guide on using basic tools and equipment in emergency situations.
    • Aid began pouring in yesterday, with the Red Cross sending 400 first-aid kits to the affected area.
  • 1.1A set of articles forming part of a soldier’s equipment.
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    • First, they are heavy, and adding them to a soldier's kit that already includes ammunitions, rations, and other heavy items may be undesirable.
    • Of course the kit was clean: soldiers spend hours cleaning their equipment.
    • It is light enough that each man in a patrol can carry several Claymores along with his regular kit, weapon and ammo.
  • 1.2A set of all the parts needed to assemble something: an aircraft kit
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    • The association is also urging the FAA to allow imported aircraft kits to be put together without requiring a production certificate.
    • Sixty workers from Lucent Technology in Westlea spent the afternoon assembling the bike kits before handing them over to their new owners.
    • Right now, he has some 1,000 kits waiting to be assembled.
    Synonyms
    set of parts, set of components, set, outfit, DIY kit, do-it-yourself kit, self-assembly set, flat-pack
  • 3British A large basket, box, or other container, especially for fish.

verb

[with object] (kit someone/thing out/up) chiefly British Back to top  

Phrases

get one's kit off

British informal Take off all one’s clothes.
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  • It's not as if I feel the contestants are being exploited: presumably they were longing to get their kit off in the Maldives in the pursuit of celebrity and a supposedly glamorous career.
  • In fact, almost all the cast - including Hoskins and the pop star Will Young in his first film role - get their kit off.
  • There was a room full of about 250 women watching seven men get their kit off.

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Dutch kitte 'wooden vessel', of unknown origin. The original sense 'wooden tub' was later applied to other containers; the use denoting a soldier's equipment (late 18th century) probably arose from the idea of a set of articles packed in a container.

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There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

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  • 1The young of certain animals, such as the beaver, ferret, and mink.
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    • Since 1997, 110 black-footed ferret kits have been released on the site.
    • Mink kits remain in the same cage as their mothers until weaned at the age of seven to eight weeks.
    • The usual family group consists of the adults, the kits, and the yearlings of the previous year.
  • 1.1 informal A kitten.
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    • I've watched mother cats nip their kits for playing too rough.

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historical
  • A small violin, especially one used by a dancing master.
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    • Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps from Latin cithara (see cittern).

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