(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
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.
Usage notes See also: equip
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.