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 equalledcompare, reach, correspond, match, comprise, equipoise, level, emulate, rival, tally, parallel, coordinate, equate, equalize, meet, touch, tie, balance, approach, agree
Examples from the Web for equalled
Historical Examples of equalled
That force had been got together with an alacrity which has seldom been equalled.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
The devotion of Mr Sparkler was only to be equalled by the caprice and cruelty of his enslaver.Little Dorrit
Yet no matter how he searched he could find none who equalled the princess.The Chinese Fairy Book
It was only equalled by the vexation of those who were opposed to him.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
This art is possessed by Plato in a degree which has never been equalled.Gorgias
verb equals, equalling or equalled or US equals, equaling or equaled
Word Origin for equal
1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival," from equal (adj.). Related: Equaled; equaling.
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with equal
- equal to
- other things being equal
- separate but equal