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equip

[ih-kwip]
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verb (used with object), e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
  1. 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.
  2. to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
  3. to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
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Origin of equip

1515–25; < Middle French equiper, Old French esquiper to fit out, equip, probably < Old Norse skipa to put in order, arrange, man (a ship)
Related formse·quip·per, nouno·ver·e·quipped, adjectivepre·e·quip, verb (used with object), pre·e·quipped, pre·e·quip·ping.re·e·quip, verb (used with object), re·e·quipped, re·e·quip·ping.un·e·quipped, adjectivewell-e·quipped, adjective

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1. outfit, rig. See furnish.

equip.

  1. equipment.
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equip

verb equips, equipping or equipped (tr)
  1. to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
  2. (usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etcher son was never equipped to be a scholar
  3. to dress out; attire
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Derived Formsequipper, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Old French eschiper to embark, fit out (a ship), of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse skipa to put in order, skip ship
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Word Origin and History for equip

v.

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.

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