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Meaning of EQUIP

Pronunciation:  i'kwip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provide with abilities or understanding; "She was never equipped to be a dancer"
  2. [v]  provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

EQUIP is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: fit, fit out, outfit
 See Also: accouter, accoutre, adorn, appoint, armor, armour, clothe, collar, commission, enable, fin, furnish, fuse, instrument, invest, kit, kit out, kit up, mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize, muzzle, provide, re-equip, refit, rejig, render, rig, set, set up, spur, supply, weatherstrip, wire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*quip"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Equipping}.] [F. ['e]quiper to supply, fit out, orig. said
of a ship, OF. esquiper to embark; of German origin; cf. OHG.
scif, G. schiff, Icel. skip, AS. scip. See {Ship}.]
1. To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to
   fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient
   action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament,
   stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships
   and of troops. --Dryden.

         Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet.

2. To dress up; to array; accouter.

         The country are led astray in following the town,
         and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy
         themselves in the height of the mode. --Addison.

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