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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There are 14 cabanas equipped with ceiling fans, electrical outlets, lounging chairs, coolers and lockers. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Kids out, beer and wine in during these adult nights at Carmel Waterpark," 7 June 2019 The major auto companies will spend well over $400 billion during the next five years developing electric cars equipped with technology that automates much of the task of driving, according to AlixPartners, a consulting firm. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "The Car Industry Is Under Siege," 6 June 2019 Peloton’s $2,245 bikes, equipped with a 22-inch screen to livestream or play over 10,000 on-demand workouts, have garnered some criticism for their hefty price tags. Madeleine Laplante-dube, Outside Online, "Peloton Filed for an IPO," 6 June 2019 The professional medical community has developed gadgets equipped with sensors and wireless connectivity that can track blood sugar levels. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Hacking diabetes: People break into insulin pumps as an alternative to costly innovations," 5 June 2019 The community wood shop equipped with wood working machinery available to members seeking a creative environment to woodwork. Sarah Bonnette, nola.com, "Artscape: Bernard Mattox’s Friday studio sessions create more than artwork," 5 June 2019 Later Tuesday, a truck equipped with large video screens on each side was seen driving up and down Brickell Avenue showing the confrontation. Curt Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime," 22 Jan. 2019 Properly explaining that with a new in-home device equipped with microphones and a video camera is even more important. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Who you call and what apps you use could determine what ads you see.," 16 Oct. 2018 The Bixby cops, equipped with a catcher pole, surrounded the animal and placed the loop around its neck. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Oklahoma woman mistakes coyote for dog, awakes to wild animal in bedroom: 'He lunged at the door'," 12 Sep. 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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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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