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equipage

[ek-wuh-pij]
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noun
  1. a carriage.
  2. a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
  3. outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
  4. Archaic.
    1. a set of small household articles, as of china.
    2. a collection of articles for personal ornament or use.
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Origin of equipage

From Middle French, dating back to 1570–80; see origin at equip, -age
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Related Words

equipmentoutfitgearmateriel

Examples from the Web for equipage

Historical Examples

  • As it will be so privately performed, clothes and equipage may be provided for afterwards.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • His clothes were as remarkably fine as his equipage could be.

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1

    Henry Fielding

  • Can he give me an equipage, or any of those things which Bellarmine will make me mistress of?

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1

    Henry Fielding

  • An equipage, indeed, is the one indispensable luxury of Rome.

  • I would have had him post after my equipage, to have sold some of my clothes.


British Dictionary definitions for equipage

equipage

noun
  1. a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
  2. (formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
  3. archaic
    1. a set of useful articles
    2. a group of attendants; retinue
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Word Origin and History for equipage

n.

1570s, from French équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.

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