There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

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noun

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
2British The clothing used for an activity such as a sport: a football kit
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  • Shirt Amnesty is a scheme designed by BBC Radio Five Live and the Football Association to put those old football shirts and kits to use.
  • Participants should bring a packed lunch, football kit (boots and shin-pads), warm clothes and a waterproof.
  • Thompson decided not to wear his blazer and tie and instead donned his gym kit.
Synonyms
clothes, clothing, rig, outfit, dress, costume, garments, attire, garb; uniform, colours, regimentals, livery, trappings; Britishstrip
informal togs, garms, things, gear, get-up, stuff, duds
British informal rig-out
formal apparel
3British A large basket, box, or other container, especially for fish.

verb

[with object] (kit someone/thing out/up) chiefly British Back to top  
Provide someone or something with the appropriate clothing or equipment: we were all kitted out in life jackets
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  • The Home Office said two schools, two hospitals and an ambulance station would be kitted out with the new equipment to give better security for staff, patients and pupils.
  • To date, some 175 classrooms have been kitted out with the equipment.
  • To carry out the hugely complex job of managing over 400,000 transatlantic crossings every year, the air traffic control centre in Shannon has been kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment.
Synonyms

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.

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.

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There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

kit2

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noun

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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Word of the day vituperate
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There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

kit3

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Pronunciation: /kɪt
 
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noun

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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