equip

verb
\ i-ˈkwip How to pronounce equip (audio) \
equipped; equipping

Definition of equip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish for service or action by appropriate provisioning equip an army
2 : dress, array
3 : to make ready : prepare wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job

equip

abbreviation

Definition of equip (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for equip

Synonyms: Verb

fit, prepare, qualify, ready, season, train

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Verb

furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accoutre mean to supply one with what is needed. furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function. a sparsely furnished apartment equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use. a fully equipped kitchen outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation. outfitted the family for a ski trip appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings. a lavishly appointed apartment accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity. fully accoutred members of a polar expedition

Examples of equip in a Sentence

Verb

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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The elk was equipped with a GPS collar as part of a study tracking the survival of elk calves. USA TODAY, "Robot hostesses, veggie booze, ‘civil death’: News from around our 50 states," 4 July 2019 The devices, some of which are equipped with two-way microphones, can give corrections officials unprecedented access to the private lives not just of those monitored but also of their families and friends. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, "Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt," 3 July 2019 With FiOS fiber service, each house is equipped with an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), which does the heavy lifting of communicating with the FiOS network. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Frontier customer bought his own router—but has to pay $10 rental fee anyway," 2 July 2019 The trooper peered inside, and sure enough, it was equipped like a hearse, with a rail and a gurney holding a deceased person. Michelle Lou, CNN, "Highway patrol pulled over a hearse in the HOV lane. The driver pointed to the back and asked, 'He doesn't count?'," 2 July 2019 The munitions, about 22 and a half inches long and blue in color, are inert but is equipped with a small pyrotechnic charge and should not be handled. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Air Force A-10 hits bird, accidentally drops training bombs on Florida," 2 July 2019 To drive home the real-time ray tracing lead blazed by its RTX graphics cards, Nvidia equipped the Super cards with more RT and tensor cores than their predecessors. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia's GeForce RTX 'Super' cards aim to one-up AMD with more power for the same price," 2 July 2019 Along with the demons, humans equipped to killing them off, witchers, arrive as well. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Henry Cavill Goes Blonde! Actor Gets a New Look for Upcoming Netflix Series The Witcher," 1 July 2019 His experience playing in midfield has equipped Justin with significant technical prowess, with the youngster being an accomplished and composed passer of the ball. SI.com, "James Justin: 5 Things You Need to Know About Leicester's Prospective New Signing," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of equip

Verb

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for equip

Verb

modification of Anglo-French eskiper, eschiper to load on board a ship, embark, outfit, man, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scipian equip a ship, scip ship

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The first known use of equip was in 1523

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equip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of equip

: 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

equip

verb
\ i-ˈkwip How to pronounce equip (audio) \
equipped; equipping

Kids Definition of equip

: to provide with necessary supplies or features

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