from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To prepare and equip for additional use.
- intransitive v. To be made fit again.
- n. Repair of damage or wear: "a house . . . in need of a major refit” ( Nancy Holmes).
- n. A secondary or subsequent preparation of supplies and equipment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of having something fitted again, or replaced.
- v. To fit again, to put back in place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fit or prepare for use again; to repair; to restore after damage or decay
- transitive v. To fit out or supply a second time.
- intransitive v. To obtain repairs or supplies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fit or prepare again; restore after damage or decay; repair: as, to refit ships of war.
- To fit out or provide anew.
- To repair damages, especially damages of ships.
- n. The repairing or renovating of what is damaged or worn out; specifically, the repair of a ship: as, the vessel came in for refit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fit out again
- n. outfitting a ship again (by repairing or replacing parts)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In December, 1941, my ship HMCS Assiniboine was in refit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, across the harbour from Halifax.
The support structure took him and his brother 3 days to weld, and lest any of you should question his Trekkie status, he also tells me the ship design is the NCC-1701 "refit" used in the first three movies.
I shall have to do what Captain Snow, my grandfather, calls 'refit' here in New York.
On reaching the house, Mrs. Ormonde went straight to her own apartment to "refit," and Katherine sat down in the smaller drawing or morning room, which looked west and was cool.
- is if the image is the Enterprise coming in for a "refit" after the completion of April's first five year mission.
Neither Spurs' reuse of Olympic infrastructure nor their consortium's offer to fund a parallel refit of Crystal Palace's running track addresses the central absurdity.
The government refit also came after signs of growing discontent inside Mr. Papandreou's party, whose parliamentary deputies had grown increasingly uneasy over the stormy public protests.
A recent refit has somehow made the place feel even more authentic, with drinkers partitioned off into their own private spaces.
This Oxford Street number actually just around the corner on Noel Street is fresh from a £1.5m refit giving it a sleek contemporary look.
The Angel building in Islington, London, which BT vacated before the financial crash, has been shortlisted for the Stirling prize after a £72m refit.