Definition of outfit in English:

outfit

noun

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

    ‘a riding outfit’
    • ‘His outfit consisted of a white cotton dress shirt with a black bow tie and matching shoes.’
    • ‘Choose a blending colour that matches your outfit for the day.’
    • ‘Most of the students were donning their new outfits, dressed to precision.’
    • ‘Tell me the theme of the night and we can get you an outfit for the occasion.’
    • ‘Ever since I had seen her in her skimpy little cheerleading outfit, I had a huge distaste for her.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I had chosen an outfit of black jeans and a small dark green t-shirt for her.’
    • ‘Just select the girl's dress you want, then pick the matching outfit for your size doll.’
    • ‘The rest of his outfit consisted of black slacks, black boots, and black gloves.’
    • ‘She wore her black leather outfit as though nothing had changed.’
    • ‘The perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He dons a carefully chosen outfit consisting of a meticulous striped shirt and pants that match his season.’
    • ‘They were also able to expand their clothing line to include denim outfits, sweatshirts, outerwear, and accessories.’
    • ‘They were always buying cute little outfits, and bringing me clothes to wear.’
    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’
      • ‘The local brass band association has offered to try and pull together a replacement outfit from bands across the area.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘They are all very talented musicians and are a unique outfit as they perform as a unit.’
      • ‘The men's team are a young outfit after an overhaul three years ago.’
      • ‘Looking to fill the property on off nights, he bought some local promoters and formed a concert-booking 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.’
      • ‘More than half of revenues was generated from the outfit's directories business.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It already appears to be shopping around its business, a trading-and-research outfit.’
      • ‘Two of the region's finest vocal outfits team up next Thursday for a dream billing.’
      • ‘These include notations in the business records of these outfits, which make it clear that the tasty bivalves were unusually popular.’
      • ‘Likewise many other villagers who were innocent and have nothing to do with any activities of any banned outfits were booked.’
      • ‘Activities of extremist communal outfits must be constantly monitored.’
      • ‘So it must be something other than pure transaction costs that keep some outfits in business.’
      • ‘The home team looked the sharper outfit in the opening 10 minutes and dominated the exchanges to go three points up without reply.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They in turn have found an outfit that is pushing the utility mutual concept.’
      • ‘He was closely monitoring the outfit's activities in the entire Northeastern region.’
    2. 1.2[with 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.’
      • ‘It can be subdivided to create custom compartments for the ideal organization of tools, sets, kits and outfits.’
      • ‘And I was able to splash out on a whole new outfit of expensive camera equipment.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Provide (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’
    • ‘I have more yarns for outfitting her baby, but I'm waiting to see if it will be a boy or a girl.’
    • ‘I'd been forced to outfit the boys in my clothes, as my brother's were too small.’
    • ‘I gazed into my wardrobe which was full of enough clothes to outfit an entire army - a female one, but an army nonetheless.’
    • ‘I'll make sure that she's properly outfitted for your little dinner party.’
    • ‘Volunteer workers have been outfitted with special suits to work as cleaners and washers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    equip, kit out, fit out, fit up, rig out, supply, issue, furnish with, provide, provision, stock, arm
    dress, attire, clothe, robe, costume, garb, deck out, drape, array, accoutre, get up, turn out, trick out, trick up
    doll up
    bedizen, caparison
    apparel, invest, habit, trap out
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    1. 1.1Provide with equipment.
      ‘planes outfitted with sophisticated electronic gear’
      • ‘A large sink is outfitted with a hand-held sprayer for rinsing clothes or muddy boots.’
      • ‘It will be outfitted with a specially designed nose glove to produce a shaped sonic-boom signature on the ground.’
      • ‘So you need to wear colorful clothes and outfit yourself with plenty of reflectors and lights.’
      • ‘The makeshift factory seemed to specialize in outfitting vehicles with explosives.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There are these classy amber lampposts outfitted all over the historic part of campus.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In fact, specially outfitted growth chambers are typically required to attain UV-B levels characteristic of open, natural environments.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Metal crates and plates littered the floor, and even the main desk had been outfitted with armor.’
      • ‘The specially outfitted Bell Huey helicopter had been extensively modified for Medevac operations.’
      • ‘It was outfitted with a comfortable seat, providing an oddly serene viewing platform from which to contemplate the glowing installation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The room was outfitted with a flat-panel night-light and a drape clip.’
      • ‘All vehicles are outfitted with both primary lasers and a secondary weapon.’
      • ‘It has been outfitted with a smoke-eating air circulating system, so your clothes won't smell of tobacco smoke.’
      • ‘His dwarves are veterans of many wars and are outfitted with the best armor and weapons.’

Pronunciation:

outfit

/ˈoutˌfit/