Definition of outfit in English:

outfit

noun

  • 1A set of clothes worn together, especially for a particular occasion or purpose.

    ‘her wedding outfit’
    • ‘The rest of his outfit consisted of black slacks, black boots, and black gloves.’
    • ‘Most of the students were donning their new outfits, dressed to precision.’
    • ‘The perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet.’
    • ‘Buy a new outfit for the day.’
    • ‘They were also able to expand their clothing line to include denim outfits, sweatshirts, outerwear, and accessories.’
    • ‘I picked out my cutest outfit that day to make a good impression.’
    • ‘The trick is to keep some of your older clothes (the articles that you love), and revamp those outfits with the new clothes of this season.’
    • ‘She walked up to her bag of clothes in search of the perfect outfit for the day.’
    • ‘Tell me the theme of the night and we can get you an outfit for the occasion.’
    • ‘His outfit consisted of a white cotton dress shirt with a black bow tie and matching shoes.’
    • ‘Today's outfit was based on a Chinese-style costume, black silk embroidered with pink and gold flowers.’
    • ‘He dons a carefully chosen outfit consisting of a meticulous striped shirt and pants that match his season.’
    • ‘There were lab coats, Vegas showgirl outfits, long gowns with full skirts, vampire costumes, and flapper dresses.’
    • ‘I had chosen an outfit of black jeans and a small dark green t-shirt for her.’
    • ‘Ever since I had seen her in her skimpy little cheerleading outfit, I had a huge distaste for her.’
    • ‘Choose a form-fitting outfit - no baggy jeans or sweats.’
    • ‘She wore her black leather outfit as though nothing had changed.’
    • ‘Just select the girl's dress you want, then pick the matching outfit for your size doll.’
    • ‘They were always buying cute little outfits, and bringing me clothes to wear.’
    • ‘Choose a blending colour that matches your outfit for the day.’
    costume, suit, uniform, ensemble, habit, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garb
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    1. 1.1 A complete set of equipment needed for a particular purpose.
      ‘a first-aid outfit’
      • ‘It's an outfit that doesn't just repair your gear, but improves it.’
      • ‘And I was able to splash out on a whole new outfit of expensive camera equipment.’
      • ‘It can be subdivided to create custom compartments for the ideal organization of tools, sets, kits and outfits.’
      kit, equipment, tools, utensils, implements, tackle, apparatus, paraphernalia, things, stuff
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  • 2informal A group of people undertaking a particular activity together, especially a group of musicians, a team, or a business concern.

    ‘an obscure 1970s country rock outfit’
    • ‘Two of the region's finest vocal outfits team up next Thursday for a dream billing.’
    • ‘It understands that although both outfits have their legal teams working on the case, no formal move will be made until it issues its ruling.’
    • ‘The local brass band association has offered to try and pull together a replacement outfit from bands across the area.’
    • ‘The roadblocks are even greater if a rookie joins a team that has poor chemistry or if he lands with a multicar outfit in which the teams and/or drivers don't get along.’
    • ‘Looking to fill the property on off nights, he bought some local promoters and formed a concert-booking outfit.’
    • ‘He was closely monitoring the outfit's activities in the entire Northeastern region.’
    • ‘He said he had been brought in as coach with the Board being well aware that he would require time to bring in changes and make the team a strong outfit.’
    • ‘These include notations in the business records of these outfits, which make it clear that the tasty bivalves were unusually popular.’
    • ‘The home team looked the sharper outfit in the opening 10 minutes and dominated the exchanges to go three points up without reply.’
    • ‘Activities of extremist communal outfits must be constantly monitored.’
    • ‘More than half of revenues was generated from the outfit's directories business.’
    • ‘It is time for some of those outfits to re-evaluate their business plans, take a long hard look at their balance sheets and perhaps consider a timely exit from the market.’
    • ‘The men's team are a young outfit after an overhaul three years ago.’
    • ‘They are all very talented musicians and are a unique outfit as they perform as a unit.’
    • ‘So it must be something other than pure transaction costs that keep some outfits in business.’
    • ‘They pointed out that arrest of the militant, who was willing to surrender, could have led to vital clues regarding the activities of the militant outfits.’
    • ‘Likewise many other villagers who were innocent and have nothing to do with any activities of any banned outfits were booked.’
    • ‘It already appears to be shopping around its business, a trading-and-research outfit.’
    • ‘And it says it would have worked with them to build an ‘industry-wide best practice’ had the outfit been that concerned about the matter.’
    • ‘They in turn have found an outfit that is pushing the utility mutual concept.’
    organization, set-up, enterprise, company, firm, partnership, house, business, group, band, body, crew, team, coterie, clique
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Provide with a set of clothes.

    ‘warders outfitted in special suits’
    • ‘They are outfitted with bespoke suits in exchange for 10 seconds of product placement.’
    • ‘In general, there are several main issues to consider when outfitting yourself for warm weather hunting.’
    • ‘I'll make sure that she's properly outfitted for your little dinner party.’
    • ‘He pulled her into the nearest ski shop and outfitted both of them in brand new ski clothes before dropping a disgusting amount of money on a new set of skis for each of them.’
    • ‘I gazed into my wardrobe which was full of enough clothes to outfit an entire army - a female one, but an army nonetheless.’
    • ‘Volunteer workers have been outfitted with special suits to work as cleaners and washers.’
    • ‘In both photographs, he is outfitted in designer clothes.’
    • ‘Searching for the bar through the haze, I see many people bustling about, strangely all similarly outfitted.’
    • ‘I'd been forced to outfit the boys in my clothes, as my brother's were too small.’
    • ‘I have more yarns for outfitting her baby, but I'm waiting to see if it will be a boy or a girl.’
    equip, kit out, fit out, fit up, rig out, supply, issue, furnish with, provide, provision, stock, arm
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    1. 1.1 Provide with equipment.
      ‘planes outfitted with sophisticated electronic gear’
      • ‘The rest of the little fleet consisted of cargo ships outfitted with armor and some weaponry.’
      • ‘Vehicles outfitted with the towing package receive a higher axle ratio and a transmission temperature gauge.’
      • ‘The specially outfitted Bell Huey helicopter had been extensively modified for Medevac operations.’
      • ‘It has been outfitted with a smoke-eating air circulating system, so your clothes won't smell of tobacco smoke.’
      • ‘There are these classy amber lampposts outfitted all over the historic part of campus.’
      • ‘All vehicles are outfitted with both primary lasers and a secondary weapon.’
      • ‘In fact, specially outfitted growth chambers are typically required to attain UV-B levels characteristic of open, natural environments.’
      • ‘The one and only model built so far is so outfitted with gadgetry and tricks that sleeping is unlikely, because there is so much else to do.’
      • ‘It was outfitted with a comfortable seat, providing an oddly serene viewing platform from which to contemplate the glowing installation.’
      • ‘Last fall, 51 children were outfitted with school supplies.’
      • ‘A large sink is outfitted with a hand-held sprayer for rinsing clothes or muddy boots.’
      • ‘The makeshift factory seemed to specialize in outfitting vehicles with explosives.’
      • ‘Metal crates and plates littered the floor, and even the main desk had been outfitted with armor.’
      • ‘But I don't want to spend 1/3 of the day outfitting the attendees with the tools of the trade, or relying on the tools to make the case.’
      • ‘His dwarves are veterans of many wars and are outfitted with the best armor and weapons.’
      • ‘The room was outfitted with a flat-panel night-light and a drape clip.’
      • ‘So you need to wear colorful clothes and outfit yourself with plenty of reflectors and lights.’
      • ‘The doll comes outfitted with all kinds of real-looking gear and mirrors the real life hunting equipment boys and girls see their dads and moms carry into the woods.’
      • ‘It will be outfitted with a specially designed nose glove to produce a shaped sonic-boom signature on the ground.’
      • ‘The work zones are all outfitted with the same furnishings.’

Pronunciation

outfit

/ˈaʊtfɪt/