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verb \i-ˈkwip\

Definition of equip

equipped

equipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish for service or action by appropriate provisioning <equip an army>

  3. 2 :  dress, array

  4. 3 :  to make ready :  prepare <wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job>

Examples of equip in a sentence

  1. More money was needed to train and equip the troops.

  2. Equipped with a hoe and a shovel, I headed for the garden.

  3. Her training has equipped her to deal with emergencies.

  4. She is well-equipped to deal with emergencies.

  5. Those students are not equipped for the challenges of college.

Origin and Etymology of equip

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


First Known Use: 1523

Synonym Discussion of equip

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>.

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Definition of equip


EQUIP Defined for English Language Learners

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verb \i-ˈkwip\

Definition of equip for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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Definition of equip for Students

equipped

equipping

  1. :  to provide with necessary supplies or features



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