- 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
transitive verbkit′ted, kit′ting
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. 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
- A kitten.
- One of the young of certain other fur-bearing mammals, especially a fox or rabbit.
Origin of kitShort for kitten
A tiny, narrow violin used by dancing masters in the 1600s and 1700s.
Origin of kitOrigin unknown
- Keep in touch.