A collection of things used for a certain purpose is a kit, like a first aid kit with bandages and aspirin, or a tool kit with hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches.

There are kits meant for camping, taking care of your cat, and painting landscapes. A group of items needed to build or assemble something is also a kit, like a model airplane kit. The case you keep these things in can also be called a kit. A completely different sort of kit is a baby animal like a fox or beaver kit. A set of drums — bass, tom, snare and cymbals — is commonly called a "drum kit."

Definitions of kit
  1. noun
    gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    synonyms: outfit
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    carpenter's kit, tool kit
    a set of carpenter's tools
    first-aid kit
    kit consisting of a set of bandages and medicines for giving first aid
    kit consisting of a complete outfit (clothing and accessories) for a new baby
    mess kit
    kit containing a metal dish and eating utensils; used by soldiers and campers
    sewing kit
    a kit of articles used in sewing
    type of:
    appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia
    equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  2. noun
    a case for containing a set of articles
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    ditty bag
    kit used by sailors and soldiers
    toilet kit, travel kit
    a kit for carrying toilet articles while traveling
    type of:
    a portable container for carrying several objects
  3. verb
    supply with a set of articles or tools
    synonyms: kit out, kit up
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    type of:
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  4. noun
    young of any of various fur-bearing animals
    “a fox kit
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    type of:
    young mammal
    any immature mammal
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