• Something which came originally in kit form.

    "kit car"


  • (music) drum kit
  • kitten
  • a school of pigeons, especially domesticated, trained pigeons
  • A kind of basket made from straw of rushes, especially for holding fish; by extension, the contents of such a basket, used as a measure of weight.

    "He was pushing a barrow on the fish dock, wheeling aluminium kits which, when full, each contain 10 stone of fish."

  • A collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble.

    "I built the entire car from a kit."

  • (computing, informal) A full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade.
  • Synonym of kit violin.
  • A circular wooden vessel, made of hooped staves.
  • Any collection of items needed for a specific purpose, especially for use by a workman, or personal effects packed for travelling.

    "Always carry a good first-aid kit."

  • (Britain, informal) Clothing.

    "Get your kit off and come to bed."

  • kit fox
  • A collection of items forming the equipment of a soldier, carried in a knapsack.
  • (Britain, sports) The standard set of clothing, accessories and equipment worn by players.


  • (transitive) To assemble or collect something into kits or sets or to give somebody a kit. See also kit out and other derived phrases.

    "We need to kit the parts for the assembly by Friday, so that manufacturing can build the tool."

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