There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

kit1

Syllabification: kit

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.
Synonyms
equipment, tools, implements, instruments, gadgets, utensils, appliances, tools of the trade, gear, tackle, hardware, paraphernalia
informal things, stuff, (the) necessaries
Militaryaccoutrements
1.1A 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), do-it-yourself kit
1.2British The clothing and other items belonging to a soldier or used in an activity such as a sport: boys in 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.
2chiefly British A large basket, box, or other container, especially for fish.

verb

[with object] (kit someone/something out/up, usually be kitted 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.

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:

kit2

Syllabification: kit

noun

1The young of certain animals, such as the beaver, fox, 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 term for kitten.
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  • I've watched mother cats nip their kits for playing too rough.

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There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

kit3

Syllabification: kit

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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