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equip

[ ih-kwip ]
/ ɪˈkwɪp /
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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)”

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1. See furnish.

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Definition for equip (2 of 2)

equip.

abbreviation

equipment.
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British Dictionary definitions for equip

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 equip

equipper, 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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