[ ih-kwip ]
/ ɪˈkwɪp /
verb (used with object), e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
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.
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Origin of equip
1515–25; from Middle French equiper, Old French esquiper “to fit out, equip,” probably from Old Norse skipa “to put in order, arrange, man (a ship)”
synonym study for equip
1. See furnish.
OTHER WORDS FROM equip
e·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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British Dictionary definitions for equip
/ (ɪˈkwɪp) /
verb equips, equipping or equipped (tr)
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
Derived forms of equipequipper, noun
Word Origin for equip
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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