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Meaning of KIT

Pronunciation:  kit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  young of any of various fur-bearing animals; "a fox kit"
  2. [n]  gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  3. [n]  a case for containing a set of articles
  4. [v]  supply with a kit

KIT is a 3 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: kit out, kit up, outfit
 See Also: appurtenances, carpenter's kit, case, ditty bag, equip, first-aid kit, fit, fit out, gear, layette, mess kit, outfit, paraphernalia, sewing kit, toilet kit, tool kit, travel kit, young mammal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kit\, (k[i^]t), v. t. [imp. {Kitte}.]
    To cut. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \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}.
  3. \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.
  4. \Kit\, m. [Cf. D. kit a large bottle, OD. kitte beaker,
    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. straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket.
       [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    4. A box for working implements; hence, a working outfit, as
       of a workman, a soldier, and the like.
    5. A group of separate parts, things, or individuals; -- used
       with whole, and generally contemptuously; as, the whole
       kit of them.
Computing Dictionary

(usenet, possibly from 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.

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