Equal definition

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(mathematics) Being the same or identical to in value.
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One that is equal to another.

These two models are equals in computing power.

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To be equal to, especially in value.
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Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.
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To do, make, or produce something equal to.

Equaled the world record in the mile run.

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Having the same rights, privileges, ability, rank, etc.
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Of the same quantity, size, number, value, degree, intensity, quality, etc.
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Evenly proportioned; balanced or uniform in effect or operation.
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Having the necessary ability, strength, power, capacity, or courage.

Equal to the challenge.

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(archaic) Equable.
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(archaic) Fair; just; impartial.
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(archaic) Smooth and flat; level.
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Any thing or person that is equal.

To be the equal of another.

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To be equal to; match in value, degree, etc.
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To do or make something equal to.

To equal a record.

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(archaic) To make equal; equalize.
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The definition of equal is someone or something with the same quantity or value, or someone having the same rights as another.

An example of equal is one cup being the same as eight ounces.

An example of equal is women getting the same pay as men for the same work.

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Having the same privileges, status, or rights.

Citizens equal before the law.

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Being the same for all members of a group.

Gave every player an equal chance to win.

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Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation.
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Similar to or the same as another, as in ability.

As the playoffs began, the teams were considered roughly equal.

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(law) Abbreviation of equality.
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(not comparable) The same in all respects.

Equal conditions should produce equal results.

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(mathematics, not comparable) Exactly identical, having the same value.

All right angles are equal.

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Bible, Ezekiel xviii. 29

Are not my ways equal?

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Spenser.

Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.

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(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.

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(music) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.
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(mathematics) To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.

Two plus two equals four.

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To be equivalent to; to match.
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(informal) To have as its consequence.

Losing this deal equals losing your job.

Might does not equal right.

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A person or thing of equal status to others.

We're all equals here.

This beer has no equal.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
equal
Plural:
equals

Origin of equal

  • Middle English from Latin aequālis from aequus even, level

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aequālis.

    From Wiktionary