Definition of equip
- equip an army
- wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job
More money was needed to train and equip the troops.
Equipped with a hoe and a shovel, I headed for the garden.
Her training has equipped her to deal with emergencies.
She is well-equipped to deal with emergencies.
Those students are not equipped for the challenges of college.
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First Known Use: 1523See Words from the same year
: to provide (someone) with necessary materials or supplies
: to provide (something) with a particular feature or ability
: to prepare (someone) for a particular activity or problem
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