- 1A set of articles or equipment needed for a specific purpose: a first-aid kitMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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 kitMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2British The clothing used for an activity such as a sport: a football kitMore example sentences
- 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.
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 jacketsMore example sentences
- 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.
get one's kit off
- British • informal Take off all one’s clothes.More example sentences
- 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.
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.
- 1The young of certain animals, such as the beaver, ferret, and mink.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- I've watched mother cats nip their kits for playing too rough.