(Kit), n. [Gf. AS. cytere harp, L. cithara. Cf. Guitar.] A small violin. "A dancing master's kit."
Prince Turveydrop then tinkled the strings of his kit with his fingers, and the young ladies stood up to
(Kit), n. [Cf. D. kit a large bottle, OD. kitte beaker, decanter.]
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. A 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.
1. Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; so called from Christopher
Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.
2. Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-right or twenty-nine inches by
thirty- six; so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted
of the members of the Kitcat Club. Fairholt.
Kitcat roll (Agric.), a roller somewhat in the form of two cones set base to base. [Prov. Eng.]
(Kit"cat`), n. A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like
two cones united at their bases; tipcat. Cotton.
(Kitch"en) n. [OE. kichen, kichene, kuchene, AS. cycene, L. coquina, equiv. to culina a
kitchen, fr. coquinus pertaining to cooking, fr. coquere to cook. See Cook to prepare food, and cf.
1. A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery.
Cool was his kitchen, though his brains were hot.Dryden.
A fat kitchen makes a lean will.Franklin.
2. A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen.
Kitchen garden. See under Garden. Kitchen lee, dirty soapsuds. [Obs.] "A brazen tub of kitchen
lee." Ford. Kitchen stuff, fat collected from pots and pans. Donne.
(Kitch"en), v. t. To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen. [Obs.] Shak.
(Kitch"en*er), n. A kitchen servant; a cook. Carlyle.
(Kitch"en*maid`) n. A woman employed in the kitchen. Shak.
(Kitch"en mid`dens) (kich"en mid`d'nz). [Dan. kjök-kenmöddings kitchen leavings; cf.
Scot. midden a dunghill.] Relics of neolithic man found on the coast of Denmark, consisting of shell
mounds, some of which are ten feet high, one thousand feet long, and two hundred feet wide. The name