equipment

noun
equip·​ment | \ i-ˈkwip-mənt \

Definition of equipment

1a : the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or thing: such as
(1) : the implements used in an operation or activity : apparatus sports equipment
(2) : all the fixed assets other than land and buildings of a business enterprise
(3) : the rolling stock of a railway
b : a piece of such equipment
2a : the equipping of a person or thing
b : the state of being equipped
3 : mental or emotional traits or resources : endowment

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Examples of equipment in a Sentence

The photographer came early to set up his equipment. I'm looking for a hobby that doesn't require a lot of fancy equipment. an expensive piece of medical equipment Not enough funds were provided for the equipment of the troops.
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Recent Examples on the Web

There's now a chicer way to store all your equipment while still keeping it easily on-hand for your workouts. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Every Yoga Lover Needs This Sleek Storage Shelf," 15 Jan. 2019 Merchants will also be able to manage — and send updates to — all of their checkout equipment from one online account. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Stripe built a payments powerhouse by focusing on e-commerce. Now it’s following its customers into bricks and mortar.," 17 Sep. 2018 The best jets, the best missiles, the best guns…everybody wants to buy our equipment. David Meyer, Fortune, "'Rudeness Upon Rudeness:' Even Theresa May's Opponents Are Taken Aback By Trump's Brexit Attack," 13 July 2018 But within those parameters the variations are many — especially for hitters particular about their swing and their equipment. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "How and why Cubs and White Sox hitters choose bats," 12 July 2018 People would hide your equipment or turn your oven off in the middle of service. Ciara Nugent, Time, "The World's Best Female Chef on Catering the Royal Wedding, Defending British Cuisine and Training the Next Generation," 12 July 2018 At the start of the seven-minute video, posted on Facebook just a day after the last of the 13 members of the group were successfully escorted out of the cave, two divers are seen adjusting their equipment while standing chest-deep in murky water. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "New video from Thai navy shows the scene inside Tham Luang cave during dramatic rescue," 11 July 2018 Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea thanked the House committee for the grants but said states need more money to replace their outdated equipment and boost their staffing. Erin Kelly, USA TODAY, "Russia so far not mounting 'robust' hacking effort against U.S. election, official says," 11 July 2018 Know your environment and the status of your equipment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stepping up your training can boost your heart, lower-body muscles," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of equipment

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of equipment was in 1651

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equipment

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English Language Learners Definition of equipment

: supplies or tools needed for a special purpose
: the act of equipping someone or something

equipment

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equip·​ment | \ i-ˈkwip-mənt \

Kids Definition of equipment

: supplies or tools needed for a special purpose

equipment

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Legal Definition of equipment

: the implements used in an operation or activity specifically, in the Uniform Commercial Code : goods that are not inventory, farm products, or consumer goods

Note: This definition, found in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, applies to other Code articles as well.

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