- 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 well-equipped
They are well-equipped thanks to the modern weaponry and tanks the ISIS fighters captured from the Iraqi army.Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us?
October 3, 2014
To be effective, strikes must be accompanied by well-equipped and trained military forces on the ground.Syrian Rebels: We’ll Use U.S. Weapons to Fight Assad, Whether Obama Likes It or Not
September 12, 2014
We talk about the failure of Thai education…how do you expect the people to be well-equipped to vote?Anti-Thaksin Protesters Are Thailand’s Tea Partiers
December 3, 2013
Across Libya people lack jobs, decent healthcare, and well-equipped schools for their children.Libya: My Country's Ablaze
Ali Elhushi Younis Eljahmi
February 24, 2011
The South is the field for well-equipped colored physicians.
As much must be said of the Beetles well-equipped for pedestrian escape.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
This was the first evening I spent as a well-equipped traveller.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures
They had no well-equipped commissary like that with which an army is provided.Wilford Woodruff
Matthias F. Cowley
At Mammoth is a well-equipped hospital with skilled personnel.Yellowstone via Gallatin Gateway Montana
Milwaukee Road Corporation
- having sufficient equipment, supplies, or abilities
- 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 well-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.