equip

verb
\i-ˈkwip \
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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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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Exhuming the burial sites—containing up to 12,000 victims—is painstaking work for which Iraq is poorly equipped. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Islamic State Left 200 Mass Graves in Iraq, U.N. Says," 6 Nov. 2018 The ship is now equipped for a worst-case-scenario with medical treatment facilities and a helipad, in case returning astronauts need to be evacuated quickly to a hospital. Loren Grush, The Verge, "SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home," 5 Nov. 2018 China has four Jin submarines, each equipped with twelve launch silos for JL-2 ballistic missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Is Building More Nuclear-Armed Submarines," 24 Oct. 2018 The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which equips Windows systems to run Linux software natively, has proven a boon for developers and administrators. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018 Razer is claiming a 20-percent to 30-percent improvement over last year’s phone equipped with a Snapdragon 835. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer Phone 2 hands-on: The first gaming phone gets better," 10 Oct. 2018 Who comes to save her, but Jughead and Cheryl, equipped with her bow and arrow. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything That Happened On "Riverdale" Season 2," 8 Oct. 2018 Soon, there will be nine billion people crowding this warming planet, and each one will come equipped with a supercomputer in their pocket. Recode Staff, Recode, "How ‘hackers, founders, and freaks’ built Silicon Valley," 3 Aug. 2018 The inspector general examined 21 trips for which Mr. Price had used chartered aircraft, military aircraft, commercial aircraft or the fleet of planes equipped for use by the president and the vice president. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Ex-Health Secretary Tom Price Wasted $341,000 on Improper Travel, Inquiry Finds," 13 July 2018

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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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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 \
equipped; equipping

Kids Definition of equip

: to provide with necessary supplies or features

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