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  • v. To provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  • v. provide with clothes or put clothes on


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  • And at length close-fisted Henry listened to "the busy request and supplication" of the eager sailor, and consented to fit out one small ship.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • Duarte de Bareto, who by his office had the superintendance of their naval stores, was commanded to fit out these foysts with all expedition.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • We are to have the "Rattlesnake," a 28-gun frigate, and as she will fit out here I shall have no trouble.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • André and I set up the Rangers and invited our friends to fit out their own ships and join us.

    Command Decision

  • – if you ha'n't the prettiest fit out in Thirlwall – shall I help you?

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Gantheaume arrived, and Bonaparte gave him orders to fit out the two frigates, the 'Muiron' and the 'Carree', and the two small vessels, the 'Revanche' and the 'Fortune', with a two months 'supply of provisions for from four to five hundred men.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • In time, however, these commerce-destroying vessels, though approved by Congress in March 1776—“That the inhabitants of these Colonies be permitted to fit out armed vessels, to cruise on the enemies of these United Colonies”—became rivals rather than associates of the navy.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • On April 14, Destroyer Division 8 of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, based in York River, Virginia, departed for Boston to fit out for “long and distant service.”

    Castles of Steel

  • That de Ruyter was ordered by the States not to make it his business to come into much danger, but to preserve himself as much as was fit out of harm's way, to be able to direct the fleete.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1666


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