kit
Pronunciation Noun

kit (plural kits)

  1. A circular wooden vessel, made of hooped staves.
  2. A kind of basket made especially from straw of rushes, especially for holding fish; by extension, the contents of such a basket or similar container, used as a measure of weight.
    • 1961 18 Jan, Guardian (cited after OED):
    He was pushing a barrow on the fish dock, wheeling aluminium kits which, when full, each contain 10 stone of fish.
  3. A collection of items forming the equipment of a soldier, carried in a knapsack.
  4. Any collection of items needed for a specific purpose, especially for use by a workman, or personal effects packed for travelling.
    Always carry a good first-aid kit.
  5. A collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble.
    I built the entire car from a kit.
  6. (video games) The set of skills and abilities chosen for a playable character.
  7. (UK, sports) The standard set of clothing, accessories and equipment worn by players.
  8. (UK, informal) Clothing.
    Get your kit off and come to bed.
  9. (computing, informal) A full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade.
  10. (music) A drum kit.
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kit (kits, present participle kitting; past and past participle kitted)

  1. (transitive) To assemble or collect something into kits or sets or to give somebody a kit. See also kit out and other derived phrases.
    We need to kit the parts for the assembly by Friday, so that manufacturing can build the tool.
Noun

kit (plural kits)

  1. A kitten young cat.
  2. A kit fox.
  3. A young skunk.
Translations 16th century, perhaps from cithara. Noun

kit (plural kits)

  1. Synonym of kit violin#English|kit violin
    • A dancing master's kit.
    • , Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.
Noun

kit (plural kits)

  1. A school of pigeons, especially domesticated, trained pigeons.

Kit
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Christopher.
  2. A diminutive of Katherine and related female given names.



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