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Meaning of EQUAL

Pronunciation:  'eekwul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  2. [adj]  well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
  3. [adj]  equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
  4. [v]  make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
  5. [v]  be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
  6. [v]  be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
 

EQUAL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: as good as(p), as many(a), balanced, be, close, coequal, compeer, coordinate, equalise, equalised, equalize, equalized, equate, equidistant, equilateral, equivalent, equivalent(p), even, fifty-fifty, isometric, isometrical, isothermal, like, match, match, peer, quits, rival, tantamount(p), tied(p), tight, touch
 
 Antonyms: differ, unequal, unlike
 
 See Also: agree, alter, associate, backup, backup man, change, check, coeval, commensurate, comparable, compete, contemporary, contend, correspond, draw, equate, fill-in, fit, gibe, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, human, individual, jibe, match, mortal, peer group, person, relief, reliever, replacement, represent, same, somebody, someone, soul, stand for, stand-in, substitute, successor, tally, tie, townsman, translate, vie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E"qual\, a. [L. aequalis, fr. aequus even, equal; akin to
    Skr. ?ka, and perh. to L. unus for older oinos one, E. one.]
    1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.;
       having the same magnitude, the same value, the same
       degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and
       intensity, and to any subject which admits of them;
       neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better
       nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of
       land, water, etc.; houses of equal size; persons of equal
       stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
    
    2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having
       competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is
       not equal to the task.
    
             The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to
             fight with the English.               --Clarendon.
    
             It is not permitted to me to make my commendations
             equal to your merit.                  --Dryden.
    
             Whose voice an equal messenger Conveyed thy meaning
             mild.                                 --Emerson.
    
    3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal
       movement. ``An equal temper.'' --Dryden.
    
    4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side;
       characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable;
       just.
    
             Are not my ways equal?                --Ezek. xviii.
                                                   29.
    
             Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.  --Spenser.
    
             Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with
             sudden heat and noise.                --Milton.
    
    5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
    
             They who are not disposed to receive them may let
             them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.
                                                   --Cheyne.
    
    6. (Mus.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all
       male or all female; -- opposed to mixed. [R.]
    
    7. (Math.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
    
    {Equal temperament}. (Mus.) See {Temperament}.
    
    Syn: Even; equable; uniform; adequate; proportionate;
         commensurate; fair; just; equitable.
    
    
  2. \E"qual\, n.
    1. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the
       same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents,
       strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity
       or number; as, ``If equals be taken from equals the
       remainders are equal.''
    
             Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.
                                                   --Addison.
    
    2. State of being equal; equality. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \E"qual\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equaled}or {Equalled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Equaling} or {Equalling}.]
    1. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the
       same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to
       be commen?urate with.
    
             On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety. --Shak.
    
    2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
    
             Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her
             love.                                 --Dryden.
    
    3. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare
       or regard as equals; to put on equality.
    
             He would not equal the mind that he found in himself
             to the infinite and incomprehensible. --Berkeley.
    
    
 
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