1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose: a welder's outfit. See Synonyms at equipment.
2. A set of clothing, often with accessories: What outfit are you wearing to the party?
3. Informal An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
4. The act of equipping: the leader's outfit of the expedition.
tr.v. out·fit·ted, out·fit·ting, out·fits
To provide with necessary equipment: This store outfits skiers. See Synonyms at furnish.
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