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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
kit
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a repair kit (=a set of of tools or equipment that you use to repair something)
▪ a bicycle repair kit
drum kit
first aid kit
football kit (=clothes for playing football in)
▪ He washes the whole team's football kit.
gym kit
▪ Where’s my gym kit?
kit bag
survival kit
tool kit
▪ I realized I’d left my tool kit at home.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
full
▪ In full kit with helmets a dull grey, they stamped on three abreast.
▪ He wore full combat kit and a large silver crucifix on a chain, which matched his parachute wings.
▪ The full kit is flexible enough to print on T-shirts, baseball hats, key-rings, mugs, aprons and tea towels.
▪ If you start with the simplest, you can always patch up to the full kit.
medical
▪ Prices start at £35 for the basic medical kit, and cases cost from £175.
new
▪ Oh, while I m here just like to mention the new kit.
▪ Anyhow, get the new kit ... it s gorgeous!!
▪ Andy Mutch has been trying his new kit on for the first time today.
▪ The boots, the parka, the cap, the new kit: hunters are a fastidious kind.
▪ They have recently received a new team kit provided by the school's parent teacher association.
▪ Leeds were wearing their new away kit.
■ NOUN
drum
▪ At the song's end, he casually tosses his guitar over his shoulder and into the drum kit.
▪ Recently, Shields' college buddy Dave Harrison stepped in behind the drum kit to complete the lineup.
▪ A multi-million pound industry in its own right, it cost 3 guitars and a drum kit to commence business.
football
▪ Full football kit for a discerning 10-year-old will probably cost parents about £40.
▪ If you think that's crafty, another chum keeps a football kit by his bed.
▪ Adam's football kit is in the five corners of the house, stiff enough to wash itself.
▪ In fact, up until the Seventies football kits looked like they meant business.
starter
▪ The PowerLan two-user starter kit is priced from £138, and the single user add-on package is to cost from £69.
▪ For those anticipating a handsome Christmas bonus, the Mission Mtime integrated home theater system is an elegant starter kit.
▪ A starter kit complete with software, interface cards and cabling for two workstations is priced £569.
▪ It is available now and costs £16 for a starter kit, including a manual and Hui's interpreter.
survival
▪ There should be a survival kit of some kind, and a first-aid box.
▪ I had memorized those few facts widely accepted by Princeton undergraduates to be part of an investment banking interview survival kit.
▪ Now there are earthquake survival kits, stuff to fasten down artwork and things in the home.
▪ We knew he'd taken a survival kit and space blanket on his trip, and that knowledge gave us hope.
▪ Last week we picked up a necessity for your survival kit, a program called PKZip for Windows.
▪ The first 10 entries will receive club toilet survival kits.
test
▪ I can see that for the marine fishkeeper, a bad test kit could be disastrous.
▪ In the air force, for instance, airmen use complex electronic test kits to check Minuteman missiles.
▪ Careful monitoring with a test kit will enable rapid detection of raised ammonia or nitrite levels.
▪ Most test kits are easy to use and the manufacturer's directions are usually very straight forward.
▪ This is then compared to a colour chart which comes with the test kit, to find the result.
▪ Good features Most test kits are quick and easy to use and give a good indication of the quality of your water.
▪ He wins an Interpet test kit.
▪ Judging by the ammonia levels our test kit recorded it had become fully charges on its surface in around six weeks.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the whole (kit and) caboodle
▪ He bought the whole kit and caboodle: computer, printer, and modem.
▪ By this meager, solo loop, the whole caboodle is regulated.
▪ Of course it's Yours Truly that's got to dust the whole kit and caboodle!
▪ Then sell the whole caboodle to the nationals-including, if you choose, a fake story of attack.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a model airplane kit
▪ I told the children to put on their gym kit and go outside.
▪ Roz keeps her squash kit at the office and plays at lunchtime.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Attach my tiny shaving kit to my tinier toothbrush pouch and insert them into my Stuffed Shirt Case.
▪ But the kit was delivered on time.
▪ But what if you test kit is faulty?
▪ Glossaries in each kit define pertinent medical terms.
▪ He's going to have an allergy kit there.
▪ There should be a survival kit of some kind, and a first-aid box.
▪ These kits make things easy for kids.
▪ This kit can be obtained or ordered from your supplier.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Alternatively any of the tackle shops can kit you with the vice and enough thread and feathers to get you started.
▪ Do you know of a reputable dress hire shop in my area who will be able to kit me out?
▪ These included tying lots of cushions to the Goblin, making parachutes, and kitting him out with wings.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kit

Kit \Kit\, (k[i^]t), v. t. [imp. Kitte.] To cut. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Kit

Kit \Kit\, n. [See Kitten.] A kitten.

Kit fox (Zo["o]l.), a small burrowing fox ( Vulpes velox), inhabiting the region of the Rocky Mountains. It is brownish gray, reddish on the breast and flanks, and white below. Called also swift fox.

Kit

Kit \Kit\, n. [Gf. AS. cytere harp, L. cithara. Cf. Guitar.] A small violin. ``A dancing master's kit.''
--Grew.

Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.
--Dickens.

Kit

Kit \Kit\, n. [Cf. D. kit a large bottle, OD. kitte beaker, decanter.]

  1. A large bottle.

  2. A wooden tub or pail, smaller at the top than at the bottom; as, a kit of butter, or of mackerel.
    --Wright.

  3. A straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Halliwell.

  4. A box for working implements.

  5. Hence: A collection of tools or other objects to be used for a specific purpose, often contained in a box which may be carried conveniently; a working outfit, as of a workman, a soldier, and the like; as, a plumber's kit; a doctor's kit; a cosmetic kit; a first-aid kit.

  6. A group of separate parts, things, or individuals; -- used with whole, and generally contemptuously; as, the whole kit of them; the whole kit and kaboodle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
kit

late 13c., "round wooden tub," perhaps from Middle Dutch kitte "jug, tankard, wooden container," of unknown origin. Meaning "collection of personal effects," especially for traveling (originally in reference to a soldier), is from 1785; that of "outfit of tools for a workman" is from 1851. Of drum sets, by 1929. Meaning "article to be assembled by the buyer" is from 1930s.

kit

"small fiddle used by dancing teachers," 1510s, probably a shortening of Old English cythere, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara (see guitar).

Wiktionary
kit

Etymology 1

  1. Something which came originally in kit form. n. 1 A circular wooden vessel, made of hooped staves. 2 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. 3 A collection of items forming the equipment of a soldier, carried in a knapsack. 4 Any collection of items needed for a specific purpose, especially for use by a workman, or personal effects packed for travelling. 5 A collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble. 6 (context UK sports English) The standard set of clothing, accessories and equipment worn by players. v

  2. (context transitive English) To assemble or collect something into kits or sets or to give somebody a kit. See also kit out and other derived phrases. Etymology 2

    n. 1 kitten 2 kit fox Etymology 3

    n. a kit violin Etymology 4

    n. a school of pigeons, especially domesticated, trained pigeons

WordNet
kit
  1. n. a case for containing a set of articles

  2. gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose [syn: outfit]

  3. young of any of various fur-bearing animals; "a fox kit"

kit

v. supply with a set of articles or tools [syn: kit out, kit up]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Kit

Kit may refer to:

Kit (association football)

In association football, kit (also referred to as strip or soccer uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The sport's Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, and also prohibit the use of anything that is dangerous to either the player or another participant. Individual competitions may stipulate further restrictions, such as regulating the size of logos displayed on shirts and stating that, in the event of a match between teams with identical or similar colours, the away team must change to different coloured attire.

Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players' surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above (or, infrequently, below) their squad numbers.

Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport when players typically wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy rigid leather boots. In the twentieth century, boots became lighter and softer, shorts were worn at a shorter length, and advances in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors' logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs.

KIT (AM)

KIT (1280 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format to the Yakima, Washington, USA area. The station is licensed to GAP Broadcasting Yakima License, LLC and owned by Townsquare Media. The station features programming from ABC Radio, Fox News Radio and Westwood One.

GAP Broadcasting, owned by Skip Weller, purchased the station in early 2008 from Clear Channel Communications. GapWest was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.

The transmitter and broadcast tower are located in southern Yakima along West Washington Avenue near the railroad tracks. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the self-supporting tower is tall.

KIT-AM was originally licensed to Portland, Oregon, but the station's original owner, Carl E. Haymond, decided, since Yakima had no radio station, that moving the station there would be more advantageous in regards to serving the community and in generating station operating revenue. KIT began broadcasting on 1310 kHz with 500 watts, but later switched to its present frequency of 1280 kHz so it could increase power.

An early children's program on KIT was "Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse," hosted by James "Jimmy" Nolan, and the news was edited for many years by Pete Wick. During the 1940s and 1950s, KIT's Chief Engineer was Ben Murphy. During the 1950s, a late night disk jockey host was Joe Young, whose program was appropriately entitled "La Casa Jose'" (The House Of Joe).

In November 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was incorporated. One of the first NBC programs to reach the west coast was the broadcast of the 1927 Rose Bowl Game from Pasadena, California, with announcer, Graham McNamee.

By joining the NBC Radio Network in 1931, KIT had the advantage of associating itself with the network's vast entertainment and news resources.

As the years progressed into the 1930s and 1940s, NBC's and KIT's programming improved. The network was owned by its parent company, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), which also owned the Keith - Albee - Orpheum vaudeville circuit, later renamed Radio - Keith - Orpheum (RKO). RKO handled many vaudeville comedians that were ideally suited for radio. Some of them were Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor, and Fanny Brice, among others.

During the depression of the 1930s, many people could not even afford the admission price of a movie ticket, but they could afford to purchase a radio where they could listen to free entertainment, interspersed with commercial announcements.

Being a dirt farmer during the depression, which required sweating, plowing, and staring at the rear end of a horse all day, and after cleaning up and after eating dinner, what a pleasure it was to sit down and relax, and to listen to KIT and the great radio comedians, and for free.

And since, at the time, there were no FM or television broadcasts, no Internet, no CD players, no IPods, and the like, AM radio was king, and KIT was there, right in the middle of it.

During the dark days of World War II, KIT was there to provide air raid and black out warnings. It was believed that an attack on the west coast of the United States was imminent, so people were warned to turn off their lights, and drape black cloths over their windows, so the expected bombers would see nothing but blackness.

Periodically, KIT, and the other Central Washington radio stations, would go off of the air so the bombers could not use the signals to pinpoint their bomb dropping locations, as they did at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his " Fireside Chats," broadcast from the While House in Washington D.C., used NBC and KIT to reassure the public that everything was safe and under control. People were literally glued to their radio receivers and KIT during this time to get news, any news, no matter how small, concerning the outcome of the war, the safety of themselves, their families, and their country.

Following World War Two, the homecoming G.I.s infused a spark of life and prosperity into the U.S. economy.

In 1942, under the provisions of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, NBC was required to divest itself of its Blue Network, which later became The Blue Network Incorporated, and later The American Broadcasting Company.

As a result of this divestiture and a booming economy, more money was available to NBC to develop better, higher quality programming. In the 1940s, NBC was known as the network of the radio comedians, which gave it the distinction of being the network with the largest listener base. KIT, being an NBC Radio Network affiliate, also shared in this wide listening audience. If one wanted to hear the great radio comedians in Central Washington State, they listened to KIT.

As the years continued into the 1950s, television began to cut inroads into radio advertising revenues and sponsors began the gradual migration from radio to television. As a result, less money was available to support quality network entertainment programming. Gradually, NBC, and the other radio networks, began dropping large budget entertainment programs in favor of news and information programming. "NBC News On The Hour," and "Emphasis," became the network staples as entertainment programs were slowly phased out.

NBC radio affiliates, including KIT, had the tough decision to eventually lessen, or completely eliminate, their network connections in order to maintain their profit structures. At that time, KIT became a disk jockey station, that is, live hosts playing phonograph records on the air.

Later, when music licensing fees became too difficult to maintain, KIT became a news and information outlet.

At one time, KIT possessed a permit from the Federal Communications Commission to construct a television station in Yakima, but, since another station was already being built at the time, the decision was made not to move forward.

On May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helen's erupted. The City of Yakima was in direct line with the prevailing winds that morning at 8:32 when the first eruption occurred. In the hours that followed, the massive cloud of smoke and ash blanketed the entire area headed in a north-easterly direction. About 2-3 inches of heavy ash fell on the area causing a widespread problem of dust, making vehicle travel on the roads come to virtually a stand still. Street lights came on it was so dark, the ability to see was down to inches rather than feet. A wide variety of problems surfaced, and the radio station became a news and information clearing house.

At the time the mountain erupted, the lone staff member at the station, Ken Rink, discontinued normal programming and switched to a news/talk format which is what the station does today. He provided news and information while soliciting officials and the community to call the station with eye witness reports. Participants were put on the air live, and within a matter of minutes, that format was used over the next 5 days without commercials.

By 10:00 that morning, the cloud of smoke and ash had covered the area. News and information was coming in at rapid rate. Many people had concerns, questions, and announcements. Some of the station's other staff began to arrive a short time later. In the hours that followed, the experienced staff had established 2 other broadcast rooms to provide support to the main control room with regard to incoming news, interviews, recordings, editing, and production. Some of the staff answered phones and screened incoming calls. Officials were able to get through and were put on the air immediately.

The station later earned an award for its leadership role in the emergency. At that time, the station was owned by Jack Goetz. The news director was Al Bell. Other on-air staff who participated included Brian Teegarden, Dave Hansen and Derek Allen, but it was the late Al Bell who was remembered by the community years after the eruption. Al Bell had served in that capacity since the 60's, and became the news authority on radio in the Yakima area for years.

On November 17, 2011 KIT began simulcasting its news/talk format on KQMY 99.3 FM, which was renamed KIT-FM in February 2012.

KIT has a long, illustrious history and has been continuously, and faithfully, serving Yakima, and the Yakima valley, since 1931.

Kit (given name)

Kit is usually an abbreviation of the given names Christopher, Katherine, and similar names. People named Kit include:

  • Kit Ahern (1915–2007), Irish politician
  • Kit Armstrong (born 1992), American-born pianist and composer
  • Kit Bond (born 1939), American politician and U.S. Senator from Missouri
  • Kit Burns (1831–1870), American gang leader
  • Kit Carson (1809–1868), American frontiersman
  • Kit Chan (born 1972), Singaporean singer
  • Kit Coleman (1864–1915), Canadian journalist
  • Kit Cope (born 1977), American kickboxer
  • Kit Culkin (born 1944), American actor
  • Kit Denton (1928–1997), Australian writer
  • Kit Fine (born 1946), British philosopher
  • Kit Harington (born 1986), British actor
  • Kit Hesketh-Harvey (born 1957), British comedian
  • Kit Hoover (born 1970), American television reporter
  • Kit Hung (born 1977), Hong Kong filmmaker
  • Kit Klein (1910–1985), American speed skater
  • Kit Lambert (1935–1981), British record producer
  • Kit Lathrop (born 1956), former National Football League player
  • Kit Malthouse (born 1966), British politician and Deputy Mayor of London
  • Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593), English playwright
  • Kit Pearson (born 1947), Canadian writer
  • Kit Pedler (1927–1981), British television writer
  • Kit Pongetti (born 1970), American actress
  • Kit Reed (born 1932), American writer
  • Kit Symons (born 1971), Wales footballer
  • Kit Watkins (born 1953), American jazz musician
  • Kit West (born 1936), British special effects artist
  • Kit Williams (born 1946), British illustrator
  • Kit Woolsey (born 1943), American bridge and backgammon player

Fictional characters:

  • Kit Cloudkicker, in the Disney cartoon TaleSpin
  • Kit Carruthers, in the film Badlands
  • Kit De Luca, in the film Pretty Woman
  • Kit Fisto, Jedi Knight in the Star Wars series
  • Kit Keller, in the film A League of Their Own
  • Kit Kittredge, in the American Girl doll and book series
  • Kit McGraw, in the television series Nip/Tuck
  • Kit Nelson, in the TV series Alcatraz
  • Kit Oxenford, in the novel Whiteout by Ken Follett
  • Kit Porter, in the television series The L Word
  • Kit Ramsey, in the film Bowfinger
  • Kit Snicket, in the novels A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Kit Tyler, in the 1959 novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Kit Walker, alias of fictional comic book character The Phantom
  • Kit Walker, in the TV series American Horror Story
  • Kit, in the film Failure to Launch
  • Rielle "Kit" Peddler, in the Android Netrunner universe
  • Christopher "Kit" Rodriguez, in the Young Wizards novel series

Usage examples of "kit".

I had all the clothing, body armor, abseil kit, the lot, and the weapons that any member of the assault group would be taking, and there was Fat Boy, who was dressed up in the kit.

Land Rovers screaming around the desert, men in black kit abseiling down embassy walls, or free fallers with all the kit on, leaping into the night.

They were being pushed around all over the place, getting briefed and kitted out for their posting and it was a hectic time for the whole flight-except me.

At the thought, Aller strapped a first-aid kit to his side and set out toward the crater, in the face of the obvious fact that nothing human could possibly have survived such a crash.

I watched the glowing redheads pack our kit away into the large aluminium Lacon boxes.

The doors were shut but there were rents in the canvas hood through which Asch could see a couple of suitcases and a very full kit bag.

She scavenged four atropine autoinjectors out of four kits and put the empty foam cases and the leftover 2-PAM injectors in the Aerie.

Matron Salsbury should have another grav car, surely, which he could use to get the girl back to the aviary where his speedheal medical kit lay.

After a while, Kit worked his way up to the top of a giant baobab to get a look at the stars.

Then he checked his first-aid kit for bandage roll, tourniquet, sterile gauze compress, one-shot antirabies serum, boric acid solution.

When she returned, Tannim had strapped himself inand Thomas Cadge was asleep in the back seat with an improvised bandage of white gauze from the first-aid kit thankfully covering the ruins of his eyes.

It comprised a Sony Camcorder with cassettes, a tripod, photoflood kit and a portable 110-volt generator, gasoline-powered.

As Chubby and I freed the motors, Angelo and Sherry lashed the folds of the tarpaulin over the open deck to secure the equipment, and then used the nylon diving lines to tie down the irreplaceable scuba sets and the waterproof cases that contained my medical kit and tools.

The young girl tilted her head sideways, regarding Kit with the air of the practiced coquette, her mannerisms vaguely familiar and oddly disconcerting.

Thee to pipe our shipmates aboard with all fitting ceremony, and to kit them out in proper slops, and to mess them always on dandy duff, and to give them only easy duty and daytime watches, and to cuss or cat them only seldom.