from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose: a welder's outfit. See Synonyms at equipment.
  • n. A set of clothing, often with accessories.
  • n. Informal An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
  • n. The act of equipping.
  • transitive v. To provide with necessary equipment: This store outfits skiers. See Synonyms at furnish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of clothing (with accessories).
  • n. gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  • n. Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
  • n. A business or firm.
  • n. A sports team
  • v. To provide with, usually for a specific purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.
  • n. Any assemblage of objects required for or used in performing a task; things required as equipment for a task.
  • n. A complete ensemble of clothing, selected to form a matching set; a coordinated costume.
  • n. A business enterprise.
  • n. Any team or party of people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fit out; equip; supply; provide necessaries for.
  • n. The act of fitting out or making preparation, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition, or for any purpose.
  • n. The articles prepared or expenses needed as outlay, as for an expedition; equipment of any kind and for any purpose, as a stock of goods, a team or rig, etc.
  • n. An establishment of any kind.
  • n. An allowance, not exceeding a year's salary, made by the United States to an ambassador, minister plenipotentiary, or chargé d'affaires leaving the country to go to his foreign post.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  • n. any cohesive unit such as a military company
  • n. a set of clothing (with accessories)
  • v. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose


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