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Definition of KIT

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kit \kit\, (k[i^]t), v. t. [imp. {kitte}.] To cut. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

kit \kit\, n. [See {Kitten}.]
     A kitten.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Kit fox} (Zool.), 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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Kit \Kit\, n. [Gf. AS. cytere harp, L. cithara. Cf. {Guitar}.] A small violin. "A dancing master's kit." --Grew. [1913 Webster]

           Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.                                   --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Kit \Kit\, n. [Cf. D. kit a large bottle, OD. kitte beaker, decanter.]
     1. A large bottle.
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     2. A wooden tub or pail, smaller at the top than at the bottom; as, a kit of butter, or of mackerel. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

     3. A straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

     4. A box for working implements.
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     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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      [Usenet; poss.: fr.: {DEC} slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade] A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard Unix tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level {README file}. The more general term {distribution} may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

         Kernel software for Intelligent Terminals (T-Online, DTAG, BTX)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "kit":
     A string, Amati, Cheshire cat, Chinchilla cat, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, Maltese cat, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, accouterments, alley cat, apparatus, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, armament, bass, bass viol, battery, birdling, block, blue cat, bow, bridge, bull fiddle, calf, calico cat, cat, catling, cello, chick, chickling, chicky, colt, contrabass, conveniences, crowd, cub, dogie, double bass, duckling, duffel, equipage, equipment, facilities, facility, fawn, feline, fiddle, fiddlebow, fiddlestick, fingerboard, fittings, fixtures, fledgling, foal, fryer, furnishings, furniture, gear, gib, gib-cat, gosling, grimalkin, house cat, impedimenta, implements, installations, instruments, kid, kit fiddle, kit violin, kitling, kitten, kitty, kitty-cat, lamb, lambkin, litter, machinery, materiel, mouser, munition, munitions, nest, nestling, outfit, pack, paraphernalia, piglet, pigling, plant, plumbing, polliwog, pullet, pup, puppy, puss, pussy, pussycat, rig, rigging, scroll, series, set, shoat, silver cat, soundboard, stock-in-trade, string, suit, suite, supplies, tabby, tabby cat, tackle, tadpole, tenor violin, things, tiger cat, tom, tomcat, tools, tortoise-shell cat, trappings, tuning peg, utensils, viola, violin, violinette, violoncello, violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta, weaner, whelp, yeanling

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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