• WordNet 3.6
    • v outfit provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
    • n outfit gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    • n outfit a set of clothing (with accessories) "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
    • n outfit any cohesive unit such as a military company
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to a 1995 poll, 1 out of 10 people admitted that they will buy an outfit intending to wear it once and return it.
    • Outfit A business enterprise; as, what outfit do you work for?.
    • Outfit A complete ensemble of clothing, selected to form a matching set; a coordinated costume; as, a new Easter outfit .
    • Outfit A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.
    • Outfit Any assemblage of objects required for or used in performing a task; things required as equipment for a task.
    • Outfit Any team or party of people.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outfit The act of fitting out or making preparation, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition, or for any purpose.
    • n outfit The articles prepared or expenses needed as outlay, as for an expedition; equipment of any kind and for any purpose, as a stock of goods, a team or rig, etc.
    • n outfit An establishment of any kind.
    • outfit To fit out; equip; supply; provide necessaries for.
    • n outfit An allowance, not exceeding a year's salary, made by the United States to an ambassador, minister plenipotentiary, or chargé d'affaires leaving the country to go to his foreign post.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outfit owt′fit the act of making ready everything required for a journey or a voyage: complete equipment: the articles or the expenses for fitting out: the means for an outfit
    • v.t Outfit to fit out, equip
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In literature:

The sale of the outfit enabled me to pay but a small portion of my indebtedness.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Meantime he was to purchase an outfit.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
When I was riding for a cow outfit I used to sing at night, when the cattle were bedded down.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
My outfit is in Edmonton, I hope.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
First on the list, a sweater, o. d., like all the outfit, and very heavy.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Or if it ain't that, it's some guy comin' in next spring, and sendin' in his outfit piecemeal ahead of him.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
The complete outfit of an officer.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Is your outfit ready?
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
There is five white men stopping there, with moch horses and wagons, big outfit.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
We can pack your outfit in the trailer and the motors, too, easily.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

Lor, yus; don't they look glad?
Right O! 'Owl Kamerad!
Oh my, always the syme!
Part of me outfit every time.
"My Bay'nit" by Robert W Service
"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy" —
These words he did say as I boldly stepped by.
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story;
I am shot in the breast and I know I must die.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard
The last time I saw him, he was crossin' a bridge,
He was high-tailin' back to his favorite ridge.
I've borrowed an outfit as I've none of my own--
My riggin' ran off on the Ridge Runnin' Roan.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
If he wore decent clothes he could not wear the hat
So his plan to play cow boy was finished at that.
He would have to go dressed like he always had done
Though to wear his old outfit would sure have been fun.
"His Old Clothes" by Bruce Kiskaddon
I was broke in Arizony, and was gloomy as a tomb
When I got a chance at punchin' for an outfit called Star-Plume;
I did n't ask no wherefores, but jest lit out with my tarp,
As happy as an angel with the newest make o' harp.
"The Ostrich-Punching of Arroyo Al" by Arthur Chapman
Did they fire him? Listen, pardner, there was nothin' left to fire,
Just a row of smilin' faces and another cook to hire.
If he joined some other outfit and is cookin', what I mean,
It's where they ain't no matches and they don't need kerosene.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Ali Landry's Eye-Popping Outfit Was Inspired by Pinterest.
And not just because of his figure skating outfits, either.
But a wardrobe of oddball outfits isn't enough to turn a performer into an icon.
LL Bean Double L Outfit.
On prom night, though, the idea is to stand out, making sure no one arrives to the big dance in the same outfit.
Unlike some celebrities who try to hide their bumps from the paparazzi, Wiz Khalifa's model fiancee Amber Rose has been showing her belly off in revealing outfits during her pregnancy.
From the Brooklyn outfit's forthcoming, Nigel Godrich-produced full-length, 'A Different Ship'.
Even with the basics covered, it's often the final touches that can make or break an outfit.
At least one piece in your outfit should have lots of personality.
It's nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute.
I've only kept this outfit as it cost me £800.
Although the couple weighed in on each other's outfits, they went their own way fashion-wise.
I loved this music video when it came out and was so totally jealous of all the girls and their awesome outfits.
Mascara is like a good pair of jeans: It's the foundation--not the centerpiece--of an outfit.
A short film starring Boop and Werbowy will be released on July 2, directed by French comic book guru, Joann Sfar, with the two sex symbols outfitted in sparkly 1930s-inspired gowns mirroring the mascara 's sparkly packaging.

In science:

Apart from a few deep mines outfitted with extensometers, active rock strain must be deduced from surface methods such as InSAR (satellite-generated Interferometic Synthetic Aperture Radar) and GPS (Global Positioning System) data.
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