verb (used with object), e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
Origin of equip
Definition for equip (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for equip
Officials and experts acknowledge that the plan to train and equip a new rebel army from scratch will take years.
He then called on Congress to authorize a program to train and equip 5,000 rebels per year in Saudi Arabia, which they did.Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This year, the president is asking Congress for $500 million to train and equip the very rebels Obama thinks are hopeless.Obama Stifled Hillary’s Syria Plans and Ignored Her Iraq Warnings for Years|Josh Rogin|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
German defense contractors have helped train and equip the Russian military.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin|Eli Lake|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far, no action has been taken to equip airliners with this technology.
Why does he not equip an army strong enough to resist such British aggressions?The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom|Hendrik Willem van Loon
It seems to me a miserable compliment to the mistress of a mansion, to see her guests only equip themselves for the table.Camilla|Fanny Burney
He was aware of the lack even of the plants necessary to turn out rifles to equip a quarter of the recruits called for.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
Equip your vanguard with them, and the enemy will never break the line.Preventable Diseases|Woods Hutchinson
To build, equip, and maintain public buildings for the care of dependent children seems to me entirely impracticable.
British Dictionary definitions for equip
verb equips, equipping or equipped (tr)
Word Origin for equip
Word Origin and History for equip
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.