Equip definition

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To provide with what is needed; outfit.

Troops equipped for battle.

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To supply with necessities such as tools or provisions.
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To dress (oneself) for a certain purpose.
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Equipment.
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Equip is defined as to provide necessary items, training, etc. for a certain purpose.

An example of equip is to give laptops to new students for their studies.

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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.

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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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To prepare (someone) with a skill.
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Pique, piqué
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(law) Abbreviation of equipment.
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To furnish (someone) with the qualities necessary for performance; prepare.

An education that will equip you to handle such problems.

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To prepare by training, instruction, etc.
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Origin of equip

  • French équiper from Old French esquiper of Germanic origin Old Norse skipa (from skip ship)

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Meanings of its derivative "equipage" may have been influenced by Latin equus = "horse".

    From Wiktionary