There are 3 definitions of kit in English:

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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
    Military accoutrements
  • 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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Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

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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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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