kit: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kit), [key]
— n., v., kit•ted, kit•ting.
  1. a set or collection of tools, supplies, instructional matter, etc., for a specific purpose: a first-aid kit; a sales kit.
  2. the case for containing these.
  3. such a case and its contents.
  4. a set of materials or parts from which something can be assembled: a model car made from a kit.
  5. a set, lot, or collection of things or persons.
  6. a wooden tub, pail, etc., usually circular.
  7. a costume or outfit of clothing, esp. for a specific purpose: ski kit; dancing kit; battle kit.
  8. the whole lot of persons or things; all of something (often prec. by whole): We took along the whole kit and caboodle in the station wagon.
  1. to package or make available in a kit: a new model airplane that has just been kitted for the hobbyist.
  2. to outfit or equip (often fol. by out or up).


Pronunciation: (kit), [key]
— n.
  1. a violin or rebec small enough to be carried in the pocket, used by dancing masters in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also called


Pronunciation: (kit), [key]
— n.
  1. kitten.
  2. a young fox, beaver, or other small furbearing animal.


Pronunciation: (kit), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form of
  2. a female given name, form ofor
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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