eq·​ui·​page ˈe-kwə-pij How to pronounce equipage (audio)
: material or articles used in equipment : outfit
b archaic
: a set of small articles (as for table service)
: etui
archaic : retinue
: a horse-drawn carriage with its servants
also : such a carriage alone

Examples of equipage in a Sentence

for their old-fashioned wedding, the couple arrived at the church in a Victorian-era equipage, complete with costumed driver
Recent Examples on the Web And the reality is that the airlines don’t have the equipage. Bypaige Hagy, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2023 The carriage house proper boasted a livery room and space for six large equipages. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2019 Today, Queen Elizabeth sat alone in an equipage; her husband Prince Philip did not attend after recently undergoing hip surgery. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2018 Mercer’s influences are crystal clear in this work, which is dripping with drama and difficult equipage (the dancers literally toss heavy wooden chairs across the stage). Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of equipage was in 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Equipage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equipage. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


eq·​ui·​page ˈek-wə-pij How to pronounce equipage (audio)
: things that serve as equipment
: a horse-drawn carriage with or without attendants
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