Definition of Fit out

1. Verb. Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose. "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

2. Verb. Provide with clothes or put clothes on. "Parents must feed and dress their child"

Definition of Fit out

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fit Out

fistulous withers
fit as a butcher's dog
fit as a fiddle
fit as a lop
fit for(a)
fit for a king
fit for purpose
fit in
fit into
fit like a glove
fit out (current term)
fit the bill
fit to(a)
fit to be tied
fit up

Literary usage of Fit out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale (1849)
"... whereas before there had been hereditary kingly governments with definite privileges ; and Greece began to fit out navies, and they paid more attention ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1832)
"Nothing else, and nothing less than this was the purpose of the law. Between the attempt to fit out and arm, and the fitting out and arming, there fs a wide ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... the care of heaven is displayed, of which I beg leave to mention the following instance : " It was agreed to fit out a number of ships-of-war for our ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1735)
"... when ever any of our Neighbours begin to fit out one ; for I take it to be a right Maxim, I really think we ought ro prepare and fit out a Squadron, ..."

5. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Connecticut Council of Safety, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1880)
"Huntington and Jabez Hamlin, Esq", be a committee in behalf of this government to fit out the said vessel with warlike stores and suitable provisions for a ..."

6. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"... expedition to attack and injure one belligerent, twenty or one hundred men in London may choose to fit out a warlike expedition to attack and injure the ..."

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