See also: Kit, kıt, KIT, кіт, кит, and кит.

English edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English kyt, kytt, kytte, from Middle Dutch kitte (a wooden vessel made of hooped staves). Related to Dutch kit (tankard) (see below). The further etymology is unknown. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kitjō-, *kut-, which would be related to the root of Dutch kot (ramshackle house), itself of non-Indo-European origin.[1]

The transfer of meaning to the contents of a soldier's knapsack dates to the late 18th century, extended use of any collection of necessaries used for travelling dates to the first half of the 19th century. The further widening of the sense to a collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble emerges in US English in the mid 20th century.

Noun edit

kit (countable and uncountable, plural kits)

  1. A circular wooden vessel, made of hooped staves.
  2. A kind of basket made especially from straw of rushes, especially for holding fish; by extension, the contents of such a basket or similar container, used as a measure of weight.
    • 1961 18 Jan, Guardian (cited after OED):
      He was pushing a barrow on the fish dock, wheeling aluminium kits which, when full, each contain 10 stone of fish.
  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.
    Always carry a good first-aid kit.
  5. A collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble.
    I built the entire car from a kit.
  6. (UK, sports) The standard set of clothing, accessories and equipment worn by players.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, in Telegraph[1]:
      A sell-out crowd of 10,000 then observed perfectly a period of silence before the team revealed their black armbands, complete with stitched-in poppies, for the match. After Fifa’s about-turn, it must have been a frantic few days for the England kit manufacturer. The on-field challenge was altogether more straightforward.
  7. (UK, informal) Clothing.
    Get your kit off and come to bed.
    • 2022 December 20, “Topless Argie fan breaks silence with more nude vids as she dodges Qatar's wrath”, in The US Sun[2]:
      The Argentina fan who risked jail by getting her kit off at the World Cup final has broken her silence by posting more topless videos.
  8. (computing, informal) A full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade.
  9. (video games) The set of skills and abilities chosen for a playable character.
  10. (music) A drum kit.
  11. (dated) The whole set; kit and caboodle.
    • 1818, Reports, volume 92, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, page 82:
      Do you know the proportion between ten and twelve or thirteen? — No; I should suppose you may take the whole kit of them as thirty; and the rest are people at from twenty to forty years of age.
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Verb edit

kit (third-person singular simple present kits, present participle kitting, simple past and past participle kitted)

  1. (transitive) To assemble or collect something into kits.
    We need to kit the parts for the assembly by Friday, so that manufacturing can build the tool.
  2. (transitive) To equip (somebody) with something.
    Synonym: kit out

References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Kotze”, in , John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Etymology 2 edit

A short form of kitten and/or kitling. From the 16th century (spelled kytte, kitt). From the 19th century also extended to other young animals (mink, fox, beaver, muskrat, etc.), and to a species of small fox ("kit-fox"). Later usage (for other animals) perhaps influenced by chit.

Noun edit

kit (plural kits)

  1. A kitten (young cat).
  2. A kit fox.
  3. A young fox.
  4. A young beaver.
  5. A young skunk.
  6. A young ferret.
  7. A young rabbit.
  8. A young weasel
Translations edit

Etymology 3 edit

16th century, perhaps from cithara.

Noun edit

kit (plural kits)

  1. Synonym of kit violin
    • 1681, Nehemiah Grew, Musæum Regalis Societatis. Or A Catalogue & Description of the Natural and Artificial Rarities Belonging to the Royal Society and Preserved at Gresham Colledge. [], London: [] W. Rawlins, for the author, →OCLC:
      A dancing master's kit.
    • 1852 March – 1853 September, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, London: Bradbury and Evans, [], published 1853, →OCLC:
      Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to dance.

Etymology 4 edit

Borrowed from German kitte, Kütte (flock of doves) (circa 1880).

Noun edit

kit (plural kits)

  1. A school of pigeons, especially domesticated, trained pigeons.

Anagrams edit

Crimean Tatar edit

Etymology edit

From Russian кит (kit).

Noun edit

kit

  1. whale (Cetacea)

Declension edit

References edit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[3], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From German Kitt (putty).

Noun edit

kit n (singular definite kittet, not used in plural form)

  1. putty

Etymology 2 edit

From English kit (1980).

Noun edit

kit n (singular definite kittet, plural indefinite kit or kits)

  1. kit
Inflection edit

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Of unknown origin. Possibly borrowed from the dialectal German Kietze (carrying basket), from Proto-Germanic *kitjō-. The German word has also appeared as Kötze, from Middle High German *kœzze, from Proto-Germanic *kut-, which would be related to the root of kot (ramshackle house), itself of non-Indo-European origin.[1]

Noun edit

kit f (plural kitten, diminutive kitje n)

  1. metal can, used mainly for coal
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from German Kitt.

Noun edit

kit f or n (uncountable)

  1. sealant
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Borrowed from English kit.

Noun edit

kit m (plural kits, diminutive kitje n)

  1. set of tools

References edit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Kotze”, in , John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Anagrams edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kit.

Noun edit

kit m (plural kits)

  1. kit (to assemble)

Further reading edit

Hungarian edit

Pronominal adverbs from case suffixes (cf. postpositions)
ed suffix who? what? this that he/she
(it)*
case v. pr. c.
nom. ki mi ez az ő* / -∅
az / -∅
acc. -t / -ot /
-at / -et / -öt
kit mit ezt azt őt* / -∅
azt / -∅
c1
c2
dat. -nak / -nek kinek minek ennek annak neki neki- c
ins. -val / -vel kivel mivel ezzel/
evvel
azzal/
avval
vele c
c-f. -ért kiért miért ezért azért érte c
tra. -vá / -vé kivé mivé ezzé azzá c
ter. -ig meddig eddig addig c
e-f. -ként (kiként) (miként) ekként akként c
e-m. -ul / -ül c
ine. -ban / -ben kiben miben ebben abban benne c
sup. -n/-on/-en/-ön kin min ezen azon rajta (rajta-) c
ade. -nál / -nél kinél minél ennél annál nála c
ill. -ba / -be kibe mibe ebbe abba bele bele- c
sub. -ra / -re kire mire erre arra rá- c
all. -hoz/-hez/-höz kihez mihez ehhez ahhoz hozzá hozzá- c
el. -ból / -ből kiből miből ebből abból belőle c
del. -ról / -ről kiről miről erről arról róla c
abl. -tól / -től kitől mitől ettől attól tőle c
*: Ő and őt refer to human beings; the forms below them might be
construed likewise. – Forms in parentheses are uncommon. All »

Etymology edit

ki +‎ -t

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkit]
  • Hyphenation: kit

Pronoun edit

kit

  1. accusative singular of ki
    Kit ajánl?Whom would you recommend?
    Kit érdekel?Who cares?

Jehai edit

Noun edit

kit

  1. buttocks
    kit tɔm : mouth of the river (literally: buttocks [of the] river)

References edit

Nobiin edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

kit

  1. mountain

Nzadi edit

Noun edit

kít (plural kít)

  1. chair

Further reading edit

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from German Kitt, from Middle High German küt, küte, from Old High German kuti, quiti, kwiti, from Proto-West Germanic *kwidu, from Proto-Germanic *kweduz.

Noun edit

kit m inan

  1. putty (form of cement)
  2. (slang) lie
Declension edit
Derived terms edit
adjective
interjection
noun
noun phrase
verbs

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

kit f

  1. genitive plural of kita

Further reading edit

  • kit in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English kit.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈki.t͡ʃi/, /ˈkit͡ʃ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈkit͡ʃ/, /ˈki.t͡ʃi/

Noun edit

kit m (plural kits)

  1. kit (collection of items needed for a specific purpose)
    Synonym: jogo
  2. kit (collection of parts sold for the buyer to assemble)

Derived terms edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kit.

Noun edit

kit n (plural kituri)

  1. kit

Declension edit

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).

Noun edit

kȉt m (Cyrillic spelling ки̏т)

  1. whale

Declension edit

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Slovene edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

kȋt m anim (female equivalent kȋtovka)

  1. whale
Inflection edit
 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. kít
gen. sing. kíta
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
kít kíta kíti
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
kíta kítov kítov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
kítu kítoma kítom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
kíta kíta kíte
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
kítu kítih kítih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
kítom kítoma kíti

Etymology 2 edit

From German Kitt (putty).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

kȋt m inan

  1. putty
Inflection edit
 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. kít
gen. sing. kíta
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
kít kíta kíti
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
kíta kítov kítov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
kítu kítoma kítom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
kít kíta kíte
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
kítu kítih kítih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
kítom kítoma kíti

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kit.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkit/ [ˈkit̪]
  • Rhymes: -it
  • Syllabification: kit

Noun edit

kit m (plural kits)

  1. kit
    Synonym: (kit) equipo

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Tok Pisin edit

Noun edit

kit

  1. putty

Turkmen edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Russian кит (kit), from Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).

Noun edit

kit (definite accusative kidi, plural kitler)

  1. whale

Declension edit