- to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army: They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
- to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
- to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
Origin of equip
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Examples from the Web for equipped
But Carson, who cites his lack of political experience as a strength, may not be equipped to play in such a strong GOP field.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
Equipped with sensors, the benches will be able to provide data on weather conditions, noise, and air quality.
The basic Acacia model, equipped with seven branches that have a combined capacity of 1.4 kilowatts, costs $100,000.
In the meantime, the ship is equipped with the range of missiles carried by Navy warships.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?
October 22, 2014
They can only be grateful to be equipped and trained with full body hazmat suits complete with hooded face masks.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
October 17, 2014
We asked things of government that government was not equipped to give.
As far as we can learn there never was an emergency yet which the life-principle was not equipped to meet.The Conquest of Fear
First—Approximate weight of the machine when finished and equipped.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
A carriage with post-horses was ready at the Bank door, and Jerry was booted and equipped.A Tale of Two Cities
But Mr. Thoreau was equipped with a most adapted and serviceable body.
- to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
- (usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etcher son was never equipped to be a scholar
- to dress out; attire
Word Origin and History for equipped
1520s, from Middle French équiper "to fit out," from Old French esquiper "fit out a ship" (12c.), probably from Old Norse skipa "fit out a ship," from skip "ship" (see ship (n.)). Related: Equipped; equipping. Spanish and Portuguese esquipar are from French.