- an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.: an explorer’s outfit.
- a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together; coordinated costume; ensemble: a new spring outfit.
- a set of articles for any purpose: a cooking outfit.
- a group associated in an undertaking requiring close cooperation, as a military unit.
- a business firm engaged in a particular form of commercial enterprise: a construction outfit.
- any company, party, or set.
- the act of fitting out or equipping for any purpose, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition.
- mental, physical, or moral equipment.
verb (used with object), out·fit·ted, out·fit·ting.
- to furnish with an outfit, equipment, etc.; fit out; equip: to outfit an expedition to the South Pole.
- Nautical. to finish equipping (a vessel) at a dock.
verb (used without object), out·fit·ted, out·fit·ting.
- to furnish oneself with an outfit.
noun mainly British
- a shop that sells men’s clothes
- a person who provides outfits
- a set of articles or equipment for a particular task, occupation, etc
- a set of clothes, esp a carefully selected one
- informal any group or association regarded as a cohesive unit, such as a military company, business house, etc
- the act of fitting out
- Canadian (formerly) the annual shipment of trading goods and supplies sent by a fur company to its trading posts
verb -fits, -fitting or -fitted
- to furnish or be furnished with an outfit, equipment, etc
v.1840, from outfit (n.). Related: Outfitted; outfitting; outfitter. n.1769, “act of fitting out (a ship, etc.) for an expedition,” from out + fit (v.). Sense of “articles and equipment required for an expedition” first attested 1787, American English; meaning “a person’s clothes” is first recorded 1852; sense of “group of people” is from 1883.