Definition of outfit in US English:

outfit

noun

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

    ‘a riding outfit’
    • ‘Ever since I had seen her in her skimpy little cheerleading outfit, I had a huge distaste for her.’
    • ‘Tell me the theme of the night and we can get you an outfit for the occasion.’
    • ‘I had chosen an outfit of black jeans and a small dark green t-shirt for her.’
    • ‘His outfit consisted of a white cotton dress shirt with a black bow tie and matching shoes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She walked up to her bag of clothes in search of the perfect outfit for the day.’
    • ‘Today's outfit was based on a Chinese-style costume, black silk embroidered with pink and gold flowers.’
    • ‘Choose a blending colour that matches your outfit for the day.’
    • ‘He dons a carefully chosen outfit consisting of a meticulous striped shirt and pants that match his season.’
    • ‘They were always buying cute little outfits, and bringing me clothes to wear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I picked out my cutest outfit that day to make a good impression.’
    • ‘Choose a form-fitting outfit - no baggy jeans or sweats.’
    • ‘There were lab coats, Vegas showgirl outfits, long gowns with full skirts, vampire costumes, and flapper dresses.’
    • ‘The perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet.’
    • ‘They were also able to expand their clothing line to include denim outfits, sweatshirts, outerwear, and accessories.’
    • ‘Buy a new outfit for the day.’
    • ‘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.’
    costume, suit, uniform, ensemble, habit, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garb
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    1. 1.1informal A group of people undertaking a particular activity together, as a group of musicians, a military unit, or a business concern.
      ‘Tom was the brains of the outfit’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They in turn have found an outfit that is pushing the utility mutual concept.’
      • ‘Looking to fill the property on off nights, he bought some local promoters and formed a concert-booking outfit.’
      • ‘The local brass band association has offered to try and pull together a replacement outfit from bands across the area.’
      • ‘Likewise many other villagers who were innocent and have nothing to do with any activities of any banned outfits were booked.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He was closely monitoring the outfit's activities in the entire Northeastern region.’
      • ‘These include notations in the business records of these outfits, which make it clear that the tasty bivalves were unusually popular.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The men's team are a young outfit after an overhaul three years ago.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Activities of extremist communal outfits must be constantly monitored.’
      • ‘The home team looked the sharper outfit in the opening 10 minutes and dominated the exchanges to go three points up without reply.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They are all very talented musicians and are a unique outfit as they perform as a unit.’
      • ‘It already appears to be shopping around its business, a trading-and-research outfit.’
      • ‘So it must be something other than pure transaction costs that keep some outfits in business.’
      • ‘Two of the region's finest vocal outfits team up next Thursday for a dream billing.’
      • ‘More than half of revenues was generated from the outfit's directories business.’
      organization, set-up, enterprise, company, firm, partnership, house, business, group, band, body, crew, team, coterie, clique
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    2. 1.2with modifier A complete set of equipment or articles needed for a particular purpose.
      ‘a repair 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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verb

[with object]
  • 1Provide (someone) with a set of clothes.

    ‘an auction of dolls outfitted by world-famous designers’
    ‘he outfitted himself in the best gray suit he could afford’
    • ‘Volunteer workers have been outfitted with special suits to work as cleaners and washers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In both photographs, he is outfitted in designer clothes.’
    • ‘I'll make sure that she's properly outfitted for your little dinner party.’
    • ‘I have more yarns for outfitting her baby, but I'm waiting to see if it will be a boy or a girl.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 makeshift factory seemed to specialize in outfitting vehicles with explosives.’
      • ‘The specially outfitted Bell Huey helicopter had been extensively modified for Medevac operations.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So you need to wear colorful clothes and outfit yourself with plenty of reflectors and lights.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In fact, specially outfitted growth chambers are typically required to attain UV-B levels characteristic of open, natural environments.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The rest of the little fleet consisted of cargo ships outfitted with armor and some weaponry.’
      • ‘It was outfitted with a comfortable seat, providing an oddly serene viewing platform from which to contemplate the glowing installation.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘All vehicles are outfitted with both primary lasers and a secondary weapon.’
      • ‘The room was outfitted with a flat-panel night-light and a drape clip.’
      • ‘A large sink is outfitted with a hand-held sprayer for rinsing clothes or muddy boots.’
      • ‘Vehicles outfitted with the towing package receive a higher axle ratio and a transmission temperature gauge.’
      • ‘Last fall, 51 children were outfitted with school supplies.’

Pronunciation

outfit

/ˈaʊtˌfɪt//ˈoutˌfit/