- (born Christopher Carson) 1809-68; U.S. frontiersman
- 1907-64; U.S. biologist & science writer
- Brit., Dial. a small wooden tub or bucket for holding fish, butter, etc.
- personal equipment, esp. as packed for travel
- a set of tools or implements
- equipment for some particular activity, sport, etc.: a first-aid kit, a salesman's kit
- a set containing a number of parts to be assembled: a model airplane kit
- a box, bag, or other container for carrying such parts, equipment, or tools
- Informal lot; collection: now chiefly in ⌂ the whole kit and caboodle, everybody or everything
Origin of kitMiddle English kyt ; from Middle Dutch kitte, container made of hooped staves
Chiefly Brit. to provide with what is needed for a given task or situation; equip: usually with out or up
a tiny fiddle used by 16th- through 18th-cent. dancing masters
Origin of kitEarly ModE: abbreviation, abbreviated ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps cithara
- a masculine name
- a feminine name
A tiny, narrow violin used by dancing masters in the 1600s and 1700s.
Origin of kitOrigin unknown.
- A kitten.
- One of the young of certain other fur-bearing mammals, especially a fox or rabbit.
Origin of kitShort for kitten.
- a. A set of articles or implements used for a specific purpose: a survival kit; a shaving kit.b. A container for such a set.
- A set of parts or materials to be assembled: a model airplane kit.
- A packaged set of related materials: a sales kit.
- Chiefly British a. A collection of clothing and other personal effects used for travel or by a soldier.b. A container, such as a bag or knapsack, for storing or holding such a collection.
Origin of kitMiddle English kitte, wooden tub, probably from Middle Dutch.
- Keep in touch.