An example of equip is to give laptops to new students for their studies.
transitive verbequipped′, equip′ping
- to provide with what is needed; outfit: troops equipped for battle
- to prepare by training, instruction, etc.
- to dress (oneself) for a certain purpose
Origin of equipFrench équiper from Old French esquiper, to embark, put out to sea, probably from Old Norse skipa, to arrange, make ready from skip, ship
transitive verbe·quipped, e·quip·ping, e·quips
- To supply with necessities such as tools or provisions. See Synonyms at furnish.
- To furnish (someone) with the qualities necessary for performance; prepare: an education that will equip you to handle such problems.
Origin of equipFrench équiper from Old French esquiper of Germanic origin Old Norse skipa ( from skip ship )
(third-person singular simple present equips, present participle equipping, simple past equipped, past participle equipped or equipt)
- 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 especially of ships and of troops. Dryden.
- Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. Ludlow.
- 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.
- To prepare (someone) with a skill
- pique, piqué
From French équiper (“to supply, fit out”), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper (“to embark”); of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic (skip, “ship”). Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip "ship", Old Norse skipja "to fit out a ship". See ship.
Meanings of its derivative "equipage" may have been influenced by Latin equus = "horse".
- (law) Abbreviation of equipment.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Case Names and Institutional Authors in Citations", Table T6, p. 430-431.