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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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The farmer saw Van Ollefen’s bike, then opened a shed door and showed him his old Harley, equipped with a sidecar. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson riders say the love of the bike brings them together into one 'worldwide family'," 6 July 2018 Author Aaron Sigmond is both a watch enthusiast and a long-time car enthusiast (as is, obviously, Jay Leno) and is equipped to look at both the watch and the car side of things from an informed perspective. Jack Forster, Bloomberg.com, "See Petrol-Fueled Timepieces Inspired by Cars and Motorcycles," 27 June 2018 The Sachsen class frigates are designed to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft, and are equipped with 32 Mark 41 vertical launch silos built into the bow, just in front of the bridge. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A German Warship Was Scorched By Its Own Missile," 27 June 2018 Tents were everywhere, and the Conservative Party’s tent was equipped with its own draft beer supply. Martin Selsoe Sorensen, New York Times, "Where Danes Butt Heads (Politely) With Their Leaders," 23 June 2018 The boat was five times over its passenger capacity of 43 and equipped with only 45 life jackets, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and National Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi said at a news conference. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 20, 2018," 20 June 2018 From the Manuel Lanzini injury to the Israel fiasco, the Albiceleste hope to leave it all behind in their fantastic base site in Bronnitsky, equipped with foosball tables and a big screen for video games, among other amenities. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Teams arrive in Russia, Vieira leaves NYCFC and the best of the soccer weekend," 10 June 2018 Every station but Windsor and Windsor Locks has bike racks, and stations in New Haven and Hartford are equipped with bike lockers. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "The Hartford Line Opens June 16: What You Need To Know Before You Climb Aboard," 5 June 2018 Four of the weapons were handguns and one was equipped with a scope. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "14 people charged with 71 felonies in Aurora after yearlong drug, gun investigation — 3 still at large," 2 June 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 \
equipped; equipping

Kids Definition of equip

: to provide with necessary supplies or features

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