verb (used with object), e·qualed, e·qual·ing or (especially British) e·qualled, e·qual·ling.
Origin of equal
Synonyms for equal
Antonyms for equal
Related Words for equalidentical, comparable, corresponding, equivalent, proportionate, balanced, commensurate, impartial, compare, reach, correspond, match, comprise, correspondent, level, egalitarian, double, invariable, look-alike, same
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Contemporary Examples of equal
Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist
January 8, 2015
Both parties are now equal opportunity offenders when it comes to gaming the system.The 100 Rich People Who Run America
January 5, 2015
But it never has been the site of equal mercy, and it never will be.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
But the fact of the matter is the equal protection they cling to is not the reality.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
They had more than enough to build fabulous new domiciles that surely at least equal their wildest dreams.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of equal
These laws are general and their administration should be uniform and equal.
If formed on equal and just principles, it can not be oppressive.
When your obstinacy is equal to any other person's passion, blame not your brother.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
In Vienna, L. 11,000 a-year is equal to twice the sum in England.
For the cause of just fraternity, and the equal rights of man.
verb equals, equalling or equalled or US equals, equaling or equaled
Word Origin for equal
late 14c., from Latin aequalis "uniform, identical, equal," from aequus "level, even, just," of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal (from Old French egal) was in use late 14c.-17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s.
1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival," from equal (adj.). Related: Equaled; equaling.
In addition to the idioms beginning with equal
- equal to
- other things being equal
- separate but equal